Geospatial Data

FSGeodata Clearinghouse

The USDA Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse is an online collection of digital data related to forest resources. Through the Clearinghouse you can find datasets related to forests and grasslands, including boundaries and ownership, natural resources, roads and trails, as well as datasets related to State and private forested areas, including insect and disease threat and surface water importance. You can also find downloadable map products, raster data, and links to other sources of forest resource information.   The internet address for the FSGeodata site is

What's new?

  • FSTopo data is now linked from the Maps portion of the left menu. The new FS Topo page contains links to a page about raster map images, FS Topo data available on the downloadable data page, and links to the elevation contours data for the conterminous USA from the USGS National Map Viewer.
  • New National Monument boundary data – Recently, new national monuments have been designated on Forest Service lands. Boundaries of the national monuments can be found on the Downloadable data page in the dataset titled: “National Forest Lands with Nationally Designated Management or Use Limitations”. Information on how to obtain that data is found in this Frequently Asked question.

FSGeodata is sponsored and directed by the Geospatial Executive Board (GEB) and Geospatial Advisory Committee (GAC). The website was developed by and is maintained jointly by the Geospatial Service and Technology Center (GSTC) and the Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC).