[Talk-us] Forest Routes

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Thu Nov 29 20:34:33 UTC 2018


On Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 14:14 Kevin Broderick <ktb at kevinbroderick.com wrote:

> Doesn't the Forest Service use FR for "Forest Road" at the reference? I'd
> think that, or NFR to distinguish from state forest roads, would be the
> more appropriate ref, as FS is ambiguous (it doesn't distinguish between a
> forest road and a forest trail).
>

Maybe on visitor brochures, but on signage they get keystone shields for
two digit routes and either a vertical or horizontal rectangle sign
(depending on whether or not motor vehicles are expected to travel) for
minor routes, and the numbers all constitute a single network regardless of
if it's a road or a trail.

I seem to recall when I lived near a national forest that TIGER and the
USGS would use Forest Service XX when spelling out major routes, and
National Forest Development XXX or NFD XXXX on the minors.

In either case, most people that travel in or near national forests
regularly will find FS and NFD immediately recognizable.

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