GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

National Forests and Ranger Districts in Montana, 2002

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Data Provider Montana Natural Heritage Program
Date 1975 - 02/27/2003
Content Type Downloadable Data
Abstract This data set shows the national forest and ranger district boundaries in Montana, and national forest land that is outside the forest boundaries. It does not distinguish among federal, state, and private lands that are inside the forest boundaries.In the Arc/Info coverage version of this data, National forests are represented by a 'region.forest' feature class and ranger districts by a 'region.district' feature class. In the shapefile version, each polygon has a field for the forest and district name and attributes of the districts in its attribute table, and there is an additional table called forests.dbf that contains information about the forests.These data are extracted from the statewide land ownership and managed areas layer (stew) maintained by the MTNHP.Note that these data do not conform entirely with official national forest boundaries: (1) the boundaries included here have been expanded to encompass national forest system lands that lie outside of the official forest boundary and (2) many small and discrete polygons that have no national forest ownership but were (and are) included in the officially designated forest boundary are not included in these data.
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These data show the approximate location of National Forests in Montana. They are not to be used to determine the legal owner of the land at any particular location, nor do they imply public access to any lands. Many private and state-owned parcels lie within the national forest boundaries depicted in these data. The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Data Access http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/NonMSDI/Shapefiles/NationalForest2002.zip
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Distribution liability The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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Metadata date 01/17/2014