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Santa Fe National Forest GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Data

    The Santa Fe National Forest GIS data available for download includes Santa Fe National Forest Geospatial (GIS) Datasets, Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) Travel Aids - digital maps and data of the SFNF to upload to GPS units or Smart Phones, 7.5 Minute Topographic Maps (PDF and GeoTIFF) - US Forest Service topo maps only, USFS Geospatial Clearinghouse - includes GIS data of vegetation treatments, administrative boundaries, inventoried roadless areas, FSTopo datasets, USGS Map Locator and Downloader - download current and historic topo maps, Hardcopy Maps with information on how to purchase hard copy visitor, wilderness, or topographic maps.

    Water Resources of the United States

      Water is one of six science mission areas of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Water's mission is to collect and disseminate reliable, impartial, and timely information that is needed to understand the Nation's water resources. This database contains downloadable water-related spatial data files for exploration and analysis.

      Northern Region (Region 1) Geospatial Data

        The Northern Region (R1) of the U.S. Forest Service uses ArcGIS Online to share maps, data, and applications for use by other federal agencies, partners, and the public. This gallery displays some of the web map applications developed by the Region and our Forests.

        Shawnee National Forest Geospatial Data

          GIS data is available on the Forest’s FTP site in the form of “shape files” or layers and is available free for downloading. To utilize these data layers you will need a program that uses the Geographic Information System (GIS) such as ESRI’s ArcMap, ArcView or the free map reading program ArcGIS Explorer. ArcGIS Explorer has tools that let you zoom in/out, print the map, and query data. It also has map tips to identify features, and a help menu. Included is a list of GIS data files available for the Shawnee National Forest. These GIS data files are updated on a continuing basis.

          Rocky Mountain Research Station Air, Water, & Aquatic Environments Program

            The Air, Water, and Aquatic Environments (AWAE) research program is one of eight Science Program areas within the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS). Our science develops core knowledge, methods, and technologies that enable effective watershed management in forests and grasslands, sustain biodiversity, and maintain healthy watershed conditions.

            NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program - Chesapeake Bay Watershed

              The largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bay Watershed covers 64,000 square miles and includes more than 150 rivers and streams that drain into the Bay. More than 300 species of fish, shellfish and crab species and a wide array of other wildlife call the Bay home. With almost 30 percent of area in agricultural production, the region’s over 83,000 farms generate more than $10 billion annually. This dataset includes a printer-friendly CCA map and shapefiles for GIS.

              Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD)

                The Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) from The National Map (TNM) defines the perimeter of drainage areas formed by the terrain and other landscape characteristics.

                Data from: Data and analyses of woody restoration planting survival and growth as a function of wild ungulate herbivory

                  The data and analyses presented include: (1) planting density, survival and growth (two years post restoration) of riparian plantings along an ~11 km stream reach in northeastern Oregon as a function of herbivory treatment (protected/not protected from wild ungulate herbivory), habitat type, and planting species; and (2) abundance and height distributions of naturally occurring deciduous woody species along the restored stream reach two years post restoration.

                  Data from: Soil organic carbon and isotope composition response to topography and erosion in Iowa

                    The dataset includes topographic information, soil properties, and 137Cs levels collected from a 15 ha cropland under soybean/maize (C3/C4) rotation in June 2002. The cropland is located in the central-western part of the Walnut Creek watershed, Story County, Iowa. 128 sampling locations were collected and three soil samples were obtained using a 3.2 cm-diameter push probe from the 0 to 30 cm soil layer within a 1 m × 1 m quadrat at each sampling location. Deeper soil samples were collected from 30 to 50 cm layers in locations where sediment deposition was observed. The three samples from each sampling location were mixed and analyzed to determine soil properties, SOC content and its carbon (C) isotope composition (C12 to C13 ratio), and 137Cs levels. For landscape topography of each sampling location, topographic metrics were derived from a digital elevation mode using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data. These data are useful in investigating the fate of eroded SOC in croplands and its responses to landscape topography.