Geospatial Data

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing objects and events. It combines the power of a database with the visualization capabilities offered by maps. GIS provides the power to solve complicated problems, experiment with scenarios and present ideas.

For more information on the Chippewa National Forest's GIS program contact: John Rickers, Forest Resource Information Manager, 218-335-8678.


Geospatial Datasets

The Forest has a broad set of geospatial datasets that capture geographic features across the Chippewa landscape.

Data Disclaimer

The USDA Forest Service makes no warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, completeness or utility of these geospatial data, or for the improper or incorrect use of these geospatial data. CLICK FOR FULL DISCLAIMER

Chippewa Data Sets


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This data set displays the vegetation on Forest Service lands within the Chippewa National Forest, by stand. CLICK FOR MORE

Forest Plan Data

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This includes data sets for Landscape Ecosystems - Management Areas - Scenic Integrity Objectives. CLICK FOR MORE

National Data Sets

Administrative Forest Boundary

Feature Layer

An area encompassing all the National Forest System lands administered by an administrative unit. CLICK FOR MORE

Ranger District Boundary

Feature Layer

A depiction of the boundary that encompasses a Ranger District.