Geospatial Data

Sources of GIS Data

A wide variety of geospatial data is available for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB). Examples include the forest/grassland boundary, Forest Service land ownership, management areas, roads and trails, existing vegetation, water related data (streams, lakes) and many others. Our geospatial data is available in ESRI’s geodatabase format.

GIS Data Disclaimer - Please Read

These products are reproduced from geospatial information prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. The Forest Service makes no expressed or implied warranty, including warranty of merchantability and fitness, with respect to the accuracy, character, function, or capabilities of the data or their appropriateness for any user's purposes.

The Forest Service reserves the right to correct,update, modify, or replace this geospatial information based on new inventories, new or revised information, and if necessary in conjunction with other federal, state or local public agencies or the public in general as required by policy or regulation. Previous recipients of these products may not be notified unless required by policy or regulation. For more information, contact the MBRTB Supervisor's Office in Laramie, Wyo. at 307-745-2300.

Forest Service Data Sources

USFS Data Extract tool – This tool allows users to download published U.S. Forest Service data by National Forest or by a user specified area of interest. Output formats include file geodatabase (.gdb) or shapefile (.shp). The viewer creates a zip file downloaded to a user specified location.

USDA Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse - National Datasets available for download. This includes National Forest and Grassland boundaries, wilderness areas, surface ownership, hazardous fuels, ecological sections, motor vehicle use map (MVUM) data, aerial fire retardant avoidance data, and much more.

National Forest Service Enterprise Data - A single point of access for data collected and managed by the Agency.

All Maps - Standard Map Products - The Forest Service publishes a variety of map products to help you plan your next adventure or enjoy your next visit!

Forest Health Protection (FHP) Aerial Detection Survey (ADS) Dataset - Insect and Disease.

USDA Geospatial Data Gateway - The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) is the One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources data, at any time, from anywhere, to anyone.

Rocky Mountain Region GIS Data Library:  Includes Datasets by Forest Unit 

United States Geological Survey Data

USGS The National Map- Collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. 

USGS Earth Resources Observation System (EROS) Data Center: Provides a variety of data including elevation, aerial photography, and satellite imagery.

Other Data Sources 


Wyoming BLM Geospatial Data

Wyoming NRCS Geospatial Data

Wyoming GIS Clearinghouse


Soil Data - NRCS Currently available for the MBRTB.

ArcGIS Online