About the Forest

Percent Ownership by County

Acreage by County

As of January 1, 2016

County   Gross Area* Total Area^ USFS Acquired Land % of County #Ac. Aq or Trans.
Athens 81,213 325,507 18,821 (6%) +14
Gallia 106,017 301,556 18,450 (6%) 0
Hocking 59,174 270,918 26,001 (10%) 0
Jackson  7,440 269,656 1,643  (1%) 0
Lawrence 157,766 292,340 75,331 (26%) 0
Monroe 142,854 292,459 24,660 (8%) 0
Morgan 7,637 269,663  3,369 (1%) 0
Noble 5,531  258,658 716 (< .3%) 0
Perry   79,798  264,062  22,391 (8%) 
Scioto  32,438  394,764  11,666  (3%)  0
Vinton  27,239  265,612  1,901  (1%)  0
Washington  126,883 409,271 39,291  (10%) 0

Total

Acreages 

833,990   3,614,466  244,240 (7%)   +14

                          

Current acreage: 244,263

Ironton District - 107,090

Athens District

  • Athens Unit - 72,483
  • Marietta Unit - 64,667

Beginning in 2013 the official acreage data for Forest Service national Lands reporting will be derived from the electronic Land Status Record System (eLSRS) geodatabase. The eLSRS contains geographically accurate areas, or features, that represent the current land status of all Forest Service administered lands. All features are based on legal descriptions and surveys. Standard Geographic Information Systems (GIS) processing operations are applied to eLSRS feature boundaries to mathematically derive the NFS land acreages. While every effort has been made to ensure that acreages derived from the eLSRS are accurate, complete, and current; virtually all reported acreage values will be different than acres previously reported. The majority of these acreage differences are less than ±2 percent. In cases where differences in reported acreages are greater than 2 percent a thorough review has been conducted to ensure that the eLSRS values are as accurate as possible (Smith, Gregory C. 2013. Letter dated December 20, 2013 (5590) to Regional Foresters, Forest Supervisors, regarding the Land Status Record System).

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* Gross area denotes the acreage within the NFS boundary of said county.

^ Total area denotes the entire area of the county, both inside and outside the NFS boundary.

# Percent of county is based on the total area of the county.





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