[Talk-us] National Forest "nature_reserve"?

Russell Deffner russell.deffner at hotosm.org
Tue Jun 2 22:51:12 UTC 2015

Hi Mike, 


Sorry I don’t follow this topic more closely but I would think with the mixed-used of national forests, it is best to use boundary=protected_area[1] but I know it has been discussed a bunch, so someone might have an even better answer.




[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:boundary%3Dprotected_area 


From: Mike Thompson [mailto:miketho16 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 3:45 PM
To: Open Street Map Talk-US
Subject: [Talk-us] National Forest "nature_reserve"?


Some US National Forests, such as the Arapaho National Forest in Colorado[1] are tagged  "leisure=nature_reserve" is this correct?  National Forests per say are not nature reserves.  In most cases logging, grazing, fishing, hunting, shooting and off road vehicle use are allowed, hardly a "nature_reserve.  Roosevelt national Forest [2] does not have the "leisure=nature_reserve" tag, so at the very least we are probably being inconsistent.





[1] https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/396026#map=9/39.9687/-105.8148

[2] https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/395767

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