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.

Pacific Southwest Region Maps

Map showing National Forests in CaliforniaThe Forest Service publishes a variety of map products to help you plan your next adventure or enjoy your next visit!

For example:

In general, forest visitor and other kinds of maps may also be purchased at most Forest & Grassland Offices in the region.


Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) display 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.

Find MVUMs, more maps, & publications by viewing the website for each Pacific Southwest National Forest.


Pacific Southwest Region Publications

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