Maps & Publications


  • Interactive Visitor Map: The U.S. Forest Service Interactive Visitor Map provides the public with an online view of Forest Service roads, trails, recreation sites, wilderness areas, and wild & scenic rivers. We now have a downloadable mobile application for smart devices.

  • Avenza Mobile MapsFind free and for purchase visitor maps and georeferenced PDF's through the Avenza mobile application.

  • USGS National Map Store: Purchase U.S. Forest Service Maps online.   

  • Forest Service Topographic Maps:FSTopo is the Forest Service series of large scale topographic maps. FSTopo maps are 7.5 minute, 1:24,000-scale over the conterminous United States, and 15 minute X 20-22.5 minute, 1:63,360-scale over Alaska.

  • FS Geodata Clearinghouse: The Forest Service Geodata clearinghouse is an online collection of digital data related to forest resources. Through the Geodata Clearinghouse you can find datasets related to forests and grasslands. You can also find boundaries and ownership, natural resources, roads and trails, and datasets related to state and private forested areas such as insect and disease threat and surface water importance. The information includes map products you can download, raster data, and links to other resources.

  • ArcGIS Online - Map Products: The Forest Service uses ArcGIS Online and Open Data to share maps, data, and applications for use by other federal agencies, partners, and the public.


Eastern Region Publications Library (2020 - Present)

Current documents and publications. Reviewed quarterly and archived yearly. 

National Forest Service Library (Pre-2020)

The National Forest Service Library provides access to electronic journals and bibliographic databases, current literature alerting, reference, and interlibrary loan services. Historical information can be found utilizing the robust search feature. 


Treesearch is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. Included in Treesearch are scholarly works published by the agency as well as those published by others, including papers appearing in journals, conference proceedings, or books. All publications appearing in Treesearch are based on peer reviewed research to make sure they provide the best scientific information possible

Research Data Archive

The Research and Development Data Archive provides an infrastructure and the resources to implement sharing and preserving our research data.


i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban and rural forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree tools can help strengthen forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying forest structure and the environmental benefits that trees provide.

Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Data

The FIA Program collects, analyzes, and reports information on the status and trends of America's forests: how much forest exists, where it exists, who owns it, and how it is changing, as well as how the trees and other forest vegetation are growing and how much has died or has been removed in recent years. This information can be used in many ways, such as in evaluating wildlife habitat conditions, assessing the sustainability of ecosystem management practices, and supporting planning and decisionmaking activities undertaken by public and private enterprises.

Forest Insect and Disease Leaflets (FIDLs)

The Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL) series includes over 180 leaflets, produced under the auspices of the US Forest Service Forest Health staff and state partners.

Wildspotter - Invasive Species - Detecting and Reporting

Engaging and empowering the public to help find, map, and prevent invasive species in America's wilderness areas, wild rivers, and other natural areas.