National Forest Closures Layer

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    rockymountaindiva

    For example in Colorado there is an app called COTREX that does this very well, but it would be nice to have this information for other areas, all in one place,

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    David H

    Agreed!

    Would be helpful to have a major forest/park closure layer. I'm not talking about small 'muddy trail' type events, but big events often related to fires. 

    From some quick googling some US Forest Service regions have maps, but other do not. I think US Park Service also have park-specific maps.

    Examples (links work as of this date, but likely to change in future)- 

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd868364.pdf

    https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/upload/ROMO_Area_Closure_20210519_revised.jpg

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    Chris Hill

    Hello! We don't have plans for a specific layer like this at the moment, but this does seem like a feature that would be useful. It's more likely that this info would be added to a layer that's already in use, like Gaia Topo. 

    Thanks for opening this request! 

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    chopchopturtleboy

    Please consider adding US Forest Service closures layer! It's very much needed with the expanding fires in the west.

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    Jeff Moon

    This would be incredibly useful. I find this step is often the most laborious and time consuming when planning trips. There is nothing worse than driving for hours to a site and arrive to a locked gate.

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    IdahoRanger

    This would be highly useful. Living in the west, we have wildfires every summer with closures that affect our plans.  Sometimes the closures are much larger than the fire to aid the firefighters transportation corridors, and these areas are not always obvious.  A closure area would be a very helpful layer, add to our safety, and help avoid getting in firefighters way. 

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    chulak

    here is the usfs map showing closures.  i'd add it myself as an custom source xyz tile map but it is not in that format.  should be easy for someone at gaia to make an overlay layer from this.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/santafe/alerts-notices?cid=FSEPRD649508

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    chopchopturtleboy

    Please please PLEASE Gaia GPS, please consider adding US Forest Service closures layer! It's very much needed with the expanding fires in the west. This feature will sadly be more and more useful as climate change and increasing wildfires occur.

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    Mark Groeneveld

    I would like this feature too.

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    Vince

    This is very much needed as a "live layer" like the wildfire related maps and would be relatively easy to implement since many national forests already maintain these maps online for the public and their own staff. Here's a map for all NF closures in Oregon and Washington: USFS Pacific Northwest Region: Emergency Closures (arcgis.com)

    I'm not sure if the forest service would charge Gaia GPS to incorporate the data, but I would think it's in the forest service and the public's best interest to disseminate this kind of information for safety reasons.

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