[Talk-us] Forest Routes

Jack Burke burkejf3 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 21:28:03 UTC 2018

As Paul said, it depends on the type of road.  In Georgia, the signage
has been the brown keystone one for roads that mere mortal cars can
drive on:

And the vertical ones with FS on them for people with more advanced vehicles:

And, as I said, their IVR map uses NF for all of them....


On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 3:36 PM Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> 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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