Lincoln National Forest GIS Data

Selected GIS data that encompass Lincoln National Forest are available for download from this page. A link to the FGDC compliant metadata is provided for each dataset. All data are in zipped shapefile format, in the following projection:

Universal Transverse Mercator
Zone: 13
Units: Meters
Datum: NAD 1983
Spheroid: GRS 1980

In the event GIS data other than what is listed on this page is of interest, please complete a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. For more information, please visit the U.S. Forest Service FOIA website.

Instructions for downloading and viewing GIS data:
1. Click on the ZIP file link.
2. Save the ZIP file to the desired location on your hard drive.
3. Open the ZIP file with WINZIP and EXTRACT all the files to a folder on your hard drive.
4. To view the GIS data, download the freeware ArcGIS Explorer from http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer-desktop. Instructions for using ArcGIS Explorer can be found at this site.

Instructions for downloading and viewing Google Earth KMZ files:
1. To view Google Earth KMZ files, download the freeware Google Earth from. http://earth.google.com/intl/en/download-earth.html. Instructions for using Google Earth can be found at this site.
2. Click on the KMZ file link.
3. Save the KMZ file to the desired location on your hard drive.
4. Open the KMZ file. Select Open from the same File Download window you selected Save from.

 Selected GIS Datasets for Lincoln National Forest

 

 Shape

 KMZ   

Activities:

ActivityPolygon - Activities either with a signed NEPA document, laid out on the ground and/or accomplished on the ground.  Metadata  Posted 4/14/2017

Shape
5.6 MB

 

iweb_FACTS_Activities - Tabular data from Forest Service Corporate database - FACTS ACTV160 Report (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 4/14/2017

Excel Table
4.3 MB

Activities Join - Activities Polygons Joined to the Forest Service Corporate database - FACTS ACTV160 Report for Accomplished Activities in Fiscal Years 2008 to 2016  Posted 4/14/2017

Shape
1.4 MB

KMZ
1.5 MB

FACTS Activity Codes Appendix B - Code definitions Posted 4/14/2017 PDF Document

Constructed Features:

Constructed Feature Points - Points depicting Constructed features, (e.g, fences, bridges, culverts, buildings, communication systems, gates, helipads, parking lots, shooting ranges, etc.) and non-constructed features which may include natural barriers and other features that need to be maintained spatially.  Metadata  Posted 7/8/2016

Shapes
1.9 MB

KMZ
1.4 MB

Constructed Feature Lines - Similar to "Constructed Feature points" but containing features better represented as lines.  Metadata  Posted 7/8/2016

KMZ
1.3 MB

Fire

Fire History Points - Fire origins for wildfires (naturally occurring) from 1970 through 2016 with some points dating back to 1926.  Metadata  Posted 2/10/2017

Shapes
1.1 MB

KMZ
599 KB

Fire History Polygons - Fire Perimeters. Includes all fires greater than or equal to 10 acres. Includes all fire perimeters from 1970 to 2016 with some polygons dating back to 1912.  Metadata  Posted 2/10/2017

KMZ
816 KB

Fire Management Units - An area of the fire planning unit that can be represented by a set of fire behavior data based on a one or more fuel models, slope class, and set of weather data. Each FMU is part of a Fire Planning Unit (FPU).  Metadata  Posted 5/2009

Shapes
970 KB

KMZ
192 KB

Fire Management Zones - Areas with a similar fire behavior profile or potential, based generally on uniform terrain, slope and fuel conditions and are used in initial attack planning.  Metadata  Posted 5/2009

KMZ
136 KB

Fire Planning Units - A Fire Planning Unit (FPU) is an administrative or organizational entity. It consists of one or more Fire Management Units.  Metadata  Posted 5/2009

KMZ
1.1 KB

Wildland Urban Interface - Wildland Urban Interface areas as identified by the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The area or zone where structures and other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland or vegetative fuels  Metadata Posted 5/2009

Shape
228 KB

KMZ
344 KB

Land:

Administrative Forest - An area encompassing all the National Forest System lands administered by an unit. The area encompasses private lands, other governmental agency lands, and may contain National Forest System lands within the proclaimed boundaries of another administrative unit. All National Forest System lands fall within one and only one Administrative Forest Area.   Metadata  Posted 5/18/2017

Shapes
107 KB

KMZ
45 KB

Ranger District - A depiction of the boundary that encompasses a Ranger District.   Metadata  Posted 5/18/2017

KMZ
46 KB

Administrative Region - An area encompassing all the National Forest System lands administered by a Region. The area encompasses private lands, other governmental agency lands. All National Forest System lands fall within one and only one Administrative Region Area.   Metadata  Posted 5/18/2017

Shape
387 KB

KMZ
465 KB

Military Reserve - An area depicting National Forest System land parcels that have management or use limits of Military Reserve or Hazardous Area.   Metadata  Posted 5/18/2017

Shape
2 KB

KMZ
2 KB

Proclaimed Forest - A depiction of the boundaries encompassing the National Forest System (NFS) lands within the original proclaimed National Forests, along with subsequent Executive Orders, Proclamations, Public Laws, Public Land Orders, Secretary of Agriculture Orders, and Secretary of Interior Orders creating modifications thereto, along with lands added to the NFS which have taken on the status of 'reserved from the public domain' under the General Exchange Act. The following area types are included: National Forest, Experimental Area, Experimental Forest, Experimental Range, Land Utilization Project, National Grassland, Purchase Unit, and Special Management Area.    Metadata  Posted 5/18/2017

Shape 
53 KB

KMZ
45 KB

Section - An area defined by the Public Lands Survey System Grid. Normally, 36 sections make up a township.   Metadata  Posted 5/18/2017

Shapes
1.1 MB

KMZ
1.1 MB

Township - An area defined by the Public Lands Survey System grid that is referenced by its tier and range numbers, and is normally a rectangle approximately 6 miles on a side with boundaries conforming to meridians and parallels.   Metadata  5/18/2017

KMZ
164 KB

Special Interest Management Area - A depiction of National Forest System land parcels that have management or use limits placed on them by the Forest Service. Examples include: Anadromous Spawning Area, Indian Reserve Classification Area, Archeological Area, and Scenic Area.   Metadata  Posted 5/18/2017

Shape
44 KB

KMZ
28 KB

Surface Ownership - An area depicting ownership parcels of the surface estate. Each surface ownership parcel is tied to a particular legal transaction. The same individual or organization may currently own many parcels that may or may not have been acquired through the same legal transaction. Therefore, they are captured as separate entities rather than merged together. This is in contrast to Basic Ownership, in which the surface ownership parcels having the same owner are merged together. Basic Ownership provides the general user with the Forest Service versus non-Forest Service view of land ownership within National Forest boundaries. Surface Ownership provides the land status user with a current snapshot of ownership within National Forest boundaries.   Metadata  Posted 5/18/2017

Shape
465 KB

KMZ
620 KB

Surface Ownership Dissolve -This is a Basic ownership layer mergered from Surface Ownership. Ownership is depicted (dissolved) by FS_Own_Code (USFS or OTHER.)   Metadata  5/18/2017

Shape
220 KB

 

Wilderness Status - The Land Status view of National Forest System land parcels that have legal descriptions such as National Wilderness Area, Primitive Area, or Wilderness Study Area.   Metadata  Posted 5/18/2017

Shape
50 KB

KMZ
44 KB

Management Activity:

Ecosystem Management Area Polygons - Ecosystem Management Areas on the Lincoln National Forest, and used for Forest planning and analyses.  Metadata  Posted 6/2009

Shape
124 KB

KMZ
173 KB

Forest Management Area Polygons - Depicts Forest Management Areas on the Lincoln National Forest, and used to provide management area information for any necessary analyses.  Metadata  Posted 6/2009

Shape
292 KB

KMZ
508 KB

Rangeland:

RMU_Unit (Allotments) - Depicts the gross grazing management area (allotment) boundaries, range general resource area boundaries, and wild horse territories boundaries.  Metadata  Posted 7/8/2016

Shapes
1.2 MB

 

RMU_SubUnit (Pastures) - Depicts pasture and exclosure boundaries within each Allotment.  Metadata  Posted 7/8/2016

 

iweb_gc_allotments_v - Linkable Tabular data from iweb tables iweb_gc_allotments_v (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 

Excel Tables
 

iweb_gc_pastures_v - Linkable Tabular data from iweb tables iweb_gc_pastures_v (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 

AllotmentJoin - RMU_Unit (Allotments) Join to table iweb_gc_allotments_v  Posted 

Shape
 

KMZ
 

Recreation:

Recreation Site Points - Depicts developed recreation sites as Points.  Metadata  Posted 7/8/2016

Shape
53 KB

KMZ
59 KB

Visual Quality Objective Polygons - Visual Quality Objective (VQO) spatial data representing the identification and classification of scenic quality as well as esthetic concern for that quality on the Lincoln National Forest.  Metadata  Posted 6/2009

Shape
1.7 MB

KMZ
1.2 MB

Recreation Opportunity Spectrum - Spatial location of areas showing the type of Recreation Opportunity Settings (ROS) that exist on the Lincoln National Forest.  Metadata  Posted 7/8/2016

Shape
3.3 MB

KMZ
3.9 MB

Concentrated Use Areas - Concentrated Use Areas (CUA's) are used in identifying those areas that are undeveloped but receive high levels of use. Line dataset.  Metadata  Posted 6/2009

Shape
15 KB

KMZ
134 KB

General Forest Areas (GFA) surface - Depicts Surface General Forest Areas (GFA's) used to meet the values of self-reliance and solitude by understanding and making appropriate capacity decisions.  Metadata  Posted 6/2009

Shape
40 KB

KMZ
51 KB

General Forest Areas (GFA) subsurface - Depicts Subsurface General Forest Areas (GFA's) used to meet the values of self-reliance and solitude by understanding and making appropriate capacity decisions.  Metadata  Posted 6/2009

Shape
9 KB

KMZ
3 KB

Rights Restriction:

Roadless Areas - Depicts inventoried roadless areas on the Lincoln National Forest, including the White Mountain Wilderness encompassing two roadless areas.  Metadata  Posted 6/2009

Shape
102 KB

KMZ
110 KB

Softcopy Primary Base Series (PBS):

Single Edition 1:24000 Quadrangles - Also known as FSTopo Maps, are raster images of published Forest Service 1:24000 maps. FSTopo 1:24000 data reflect the content of published maps, downloadable in Geotiff and PDF format. Note: To obtain georeferenced 1:24000 Forest Service topographic quadrangles, please click on the link and select the "Raster Data" link. Once at the site, see the associated metadata files for complete information.  FS Geodata Clearinghouse

Terrestrial Ecological Units:

Terrestrial Ecological Unit (TEU) Land Type Polygons - Polygons of mapped units of land based on ecological attributes with corresponding TEU Land Type tabular dataMetadata  Posted 7/8/2016

Shape
10.2 MB

KMZ
13.3 MB

Transportation:

Road Routes - Depicts spatial location of Forest Service roads within or in close proximity to an administrative boundary unit.  Metadata  Posted 3/1/2017

Shape
2.1 MB

 

Trail Routes - Depicts spatial location of trails within or in close proximity to an administrative boundary unit.  Metadata  Posted 3/1/2017

Shape
434 KB

 

iweb Road Linear Events table - Tabular data from Infra Road Linear Events Report (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 3/1/2017

Excel Tables
306 KB

iweb Trail Linear Events table - Tabular data from Infra Trail Linear Events Report (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 3/1/2017

Excel Tables
49 KB

RoadJoin - Road Route Joined to their respective event tables. These Roads exclude Operational Maintenance Level 1 Roads (Closed) and Decommissioned Roads. Posted 3/1/2017

Shape
1.1 MB

KMZ
1.3 MB

TrailJoin - Trail Route Joined to their respective event tables.   Posted 3/1/2017

Shape
449 KB

KMZ
562 KB

Motor Vehicle Use Map Roads Dataset – Roads Dataset used to create the MVUM for the Lincoln National Forest. MVUM represents the legal document that depicts where motorized vehicles can be used on the Forest.   Metadata  Posted 3/1/2017

Shapes
1.2 MB

 

KMZ
1.3 MB

Motor Vehicle Use Map Trails Dataset – Trails Dataset used to create the MVUM for the Lincoln National Forest. MVUM represents the legal document that depicts where motorized vehicles can be used on the Forest.   Metadata  Posted 3/1/2017

KMZ
140 KB

Motor Vehicle Use Maps for the Lincoln National Forest

Vegetation:

Base Vegetation Location - Depicts location (compartment) boundaries correlating to information including management units to group sites (stands).  Metadata  Posted 5/2009

Shapes
11.4 MB

 

Base Vegetation Site - Forest and district-level thematic vegetation polygons correlating to vegetative inventories conducted by the forests.  Metadata  Posted 5/2009

 

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Canopy Cover Map Units- Canopy cover map units of trees for tree life form polygons or shrubs for shrub life form polygons Metadata Posted 3/2012

Shape
2.8 MB

 

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Dominance Type Map Units- Polygons of dominance type in the map units. Dominance types are defined by the species or genera of greatest abundance, usually of the uppermost canopy of the plant community. Metadata Posted 3/2012

Shape
3.7 MB

 

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Life Form- Polygons representing the dominant life form. Metadata Posted 3/2012

Shape
860 KB

 

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Size Map Units- Diameter class map unit of dominant trees for tree life form polygons or shrub height class for shrub life form polygons. Metadata Posted 3/2012

Shape
2.8 MB

 

Water:

Hydrologic Unit 4th - Depicts 2-dimensional spatial location of hierarchical hydrologic unit delineations (Subbasins) based on Natural Resource Conservation Service and U.S. Geological Survey approved subbasins within or partially within a Forest Service administrative unit.  Metadata  Posted 5/2009

Shapes
9.8 MB

KMZ
1.4 MB

Hydrologic Unit 5th - Depicts 2-dimensional spatial location of hierarchical hydrologic unit delineations (Watersheds) based on Natural Resource Conservation Service and U.S. Geological Survey approved watersheds within or partially within a Forest Service administrative unit.  Metadata  Posted 5/2009

KMZ
4.8 MB

Hydrologic Unit 6th - Depicts 2-dimensional spatial location of hierarchical hydrologic unit delineations (Subwatersheds) based on Natural Resource Conservation Service and U.S. Geological Survey approved watersheds within or partially within a Forest Service administrative unit.  Metadata  Posted 5/2009

KMZ
11.9 MB

Stream Arcs - Stream Lines. Contains all stream arcs even if not named. Used to determine stream type (intermittent, ephemeral and perennial).  Metadata  Posted 12/23/2014

Shapes
9.6 MB

KMZ
11.5 MB

Stream Route - Streams. Contains only those streams that are named on the PBS (Primary Base Series) quads. See "Stream Arcs" for all streams.  Metadata  Posted 12/23/2014

KMZ
2.9 MB

Water Bodies - Depicts surface water extent for all water bodies larger than 50 feet across their shortest axis.  Metadata  Posted 12/23/2014

Shapes
557 KB

KMZ
759 KB

Water Points - Water points (springs, lakes, etc.).  Metadata Posted 12/23/2014

KMZ
108 KB

Wildlife:

Goshawk Polygons - Depicts boundaries of Goshawk management areas as delineated by Forest wildlife specialists on the Smokey Bear & Sacramento Ranger Districts of the Lincoln National Forest.  Metadata  Posted 7/8/2016

Shape
93 KB

KMZ
127 KB

Mexican Spotted Owl Polygons - Depicts boundaries of Mexican Spotted Owl management areas as delineated by Forest wildlife specialists.  Metadata  Posted 7/8/2016

Shape
286 KB

KMZ
426 KB



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