Mapping of public lands has been slow to match the current pace of today’s technology. This often means that sportswomen and sportsmen are left in the dark when trying to access some public land. Handheld GPS units allow us to pinpoint exactly where we are on the landscape using real-time location services.

Unfortunately, when it comes to public lands, incomplete and inconsistent mapping data prevents hunter and anglers as well as land management agencies—including the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Army Corps of Engineers—from utilizing the full benefit of these technologies.

It’s Time to Upgrade Our Public Land Mapping

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How It Benefits Sportsmen and Women

Digital Files

Of 37,000 existing easements held by the U.S. Forest Service, only 5,000 have been converted into digital files.

Inconsistent Mapping

Inconsistent mapping leads to confusion and uncertainty.

Accurate Maps

Accurate maps will mean less people break the rules.