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 (MVUM)

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. MVUM maps are also available for free at National Forest offices.

The maps are available online by viewing the R5 MVUM Finder Map or by selecting an option from the following list of National Forests in California.


Pacific Southwest Region Publications

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