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Forest Service Visitor Map Price Increases Jan. 1

on December 18, 2017 - 1:15pm

USDA Forest Service News:

SANTA FE – The cost for USDA Forest Service visitor maps will increase from $10 to $14 effective Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

Rising costs of production, printing and distribution drive the need for the price increase of the paper and plastic-coated visitor maps, the first such increase in almost a decade.

The agency continually updates its maps, seeking to enhance them as well. The Forest Service also expects to shorten the revision cycle as its cartographers continue applying new digital technology to the map revision process.

The agency also is increasing the availability of digital maps, which cost $4.99 per side. Digital maps for mobile applications can be downloaded at:

As always, forest visitor maps are available for purchase at Forest Service offices in New Mexico and Arizona that currently sell them.

Volume purchases are available from the National Forest Map Store (NFMS) and can be ordered:

To help offset the price increase for volume sales discount pricing will now be available to all customers starting Jan. 1. Discounted maps are only available when purchased through the NFMS.


Additional online resources include:

Interactive Visitor Map: to help visitors find places to explore Know Before You Go: tips for safely enjoying the outdoors