Maps & Publications

Maps & Publications

The US Forest Service provides several types of publications and maps to the public. The material is available in many forms: brochures, maps, Recreational Opportunity Guides (ROGs), on such subjects as recreation, sightseeing, wilderness, travel management, and vegetation.

Forest Maps

Inyo National Forest AtlasThe Forest Service publishes a variety of map products to help you plan your next adventure or enjoy your next visit. Select the "Forest Maps" link for the full list of maps that are available from the forest.

For example:

In general, forest visitor and other kinds of maps may also be purchased at Inyo National Forest Visitor Centers.

Motorized Vehicle Use Maps

The Motor Vehicle Use Map displays National Forest System routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel. The Motor Vehicle Use Map also displays uses allowed by vehicle class (highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles), and seasonal allowances. Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) and California Trail Users Coalition (CTUC) OHV Trail Maps can be obtained at local Forest Service offices and sections of the maps can be printed from the website.

Forest Publications

Wildflower Hot Spots of the Eastern Sierra

Our publications fall into a few broad categories: administrative, general, recreation and research publications.

Recreation Opportunity Guides

These are just a sampling of the types of handouts that are free at your local forest office.

Special Publications

Donations are appreciated for special publications

  • "Backroad Tours in the Eastern Sierra: Inyo County" (pdf, 1.7mb) This guide is a cooperative project of the land management agencies and chambers of commerce. Our goal is to encourage you to spend time in the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley and enjoy and care for its irreplaceable wonders. The routes are almost entirely on public land, your land.
  • "Wildflower Hot Spots of the Eastern Sierra" (pdf, 4.7mb) Twelve wildflower sites represent the diversity of environments that are found throughout the Eastern Sierra with directions, a map, GPS coordinates, a description of the natural history of the area, plant lists, and photos.

The field report titled "Eastern Sierra Expanded Transit System" (completed by consultant Cambridge Systematics) emphasizes need for coordinated and expanded transit services in the Eastern Sierra.