Data, Maps & Publications

Welcome to the Data, Maps & Publications site. The Forest Service collects a variety of ecological, social, and economic data as part of its mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.  The data is used in creating maps, analyses, reports, and other publications that are published by every Forest and office in the agency.  This Maps, Data & Publications site provides a portal to help users find those resources throughout the agency.   



Recreation Map

Most national forests and grasslands offer online maps or instructions on how to obtain a printed map: 

Trip planning/maps can help you find information on attractions, facilities, services, and recreational opportunities. 



FS programs collect and manage a variety of data to support resource planning, analysis, and management, including:

  • Natural Resource Manager products are designed to support many natural resource protocols and provide a consistent system for managing and using natural resource data.
  • Inventory and Monitoring protocols are used to monitor the health of resources on forests and grasslands.
  • The FS Standard Data Management program is designed to integrate inventories of social, economic, and ecological data for planning, analysis, and assessing conditions and impacts from resource management activities.

See the Geospatial Data page for additional data sources. 



 Publication Brochure

Browse the Publications page to find links to other Forest Service publications.  Visitor brochures can also be found at the Forest Service Store.


  • A Guide to Your National Forests

    (PDF, 1.41MB) is a free brochure showing locations of national forests and grasslands along with contact information. Available from forest service offices.!ut/p/z0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQwgwNHCwN_DI8zPwBcqYKBfkO2oCADIwpjI/?position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&pname=Forest%20Service%20-%20Data%2C%20Maps%20&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&ss=11&pnavid=null&navid=240000000000000&ttype=main&cid=null