Pacific Southwest Region geospatial datasets are available for download from this website. These datasets are zipped personal or file geodatabases* created using ESRI ArcGIS 10.x software. Additional descriptive information, as well as data steward contact information for each geodatabase, can be found under the metadata link. These metadata files meet the Federal Geographic Data Committee standards for structure and content.
Many other Forest Service geospatial datasets can be downloaded from the FSGeodata Clearinghouse, where datasets are available on a national level, covering all forests in the country. Datasets which are available in the FSGeodata Clearinghouse are not available here on the Pacific Southwest Region site.
Disclaimer: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, has prepared this geospatial information. By taking receipt of these files via electronic file transfer methods, you understand that the data stored on this media is in draft condition. Represented features may not be in an accurate geographic location. The Forest Service makes no expressed or implied warranty, including warranty of merchantability and fitness, with respect to the 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 without notification.
* Freeware, like 7-Zip, for decompressing (unzipping) the geodatabases can be found by utilizing a search engine; as can freeware, like ArcGIS Explorer Desktop, for viewing the geospatial data. Reference to these programs does not serve as an endorsement by the USDA Forest Service for a specific product.
State Level Datasets
Existing Vegetation, Fire History, FRID (Fire Return Interval Departure), and other California extent datasets.
Region Level Datasets
Forest Activities (FACTS), Vegetation Burn Severity, Allotments and other Regional extent datasets.
Forest Planning Datasets
Geospatial datasets supporting analysis for Pacific Southwest Region forest planning efforts are available for download from this website.
Transportation and Land Suitability Class data.