Thursday, April 08, 2010

Forest Maps


The University of Wisconsin recently went live with the Forest Products Lab Atlas Collection.
The Forest Atlas of the National Forests of the United States was originally published in 1913. The forest distribution information was compiled from a vast number of published records, partly from numerous unprinted reports, notes, and the knowledge of individuals whose observations were still unrecorded. Most of these maps are hand colored but a few of the later maps were mechanically reproduced.
Link: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/EcoNatRes/subcollections/FPLAtlasAbout.html
Access: Free