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US Forest Service map prices set to increase January 1 for first time in 10 years

Nov 13, 2017 08:09AM ● Published by Editor

DULUTH, MN – November 6, 2017 - For the first time in nearly a decade the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service plans to increase the price of its Forest Visitor Maps. Beginning Monday, January 1, 2018, the Forest Service will charge $14 for the printed Forest maps. This change is the result of increasing costs for production, printing, and distribution.

The Forest Service continually updates its maps and looks for ways to enhance maps. The Forest Service expects to shorten the revision cycle as cartographers continue to apply new digital technology to the map revision process.

The Forest Service is also working to increase the availability of digital maps. Digital maps for mobile applications can be downloaded at: http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps/store. Digital maps cost $4.99 per side.

Printed Superior National Forest Visitor Maps are available for purchase at the Forest Offices listed on our website at www.fs.usda.gov/superior.  In addition, there are three ways to order maps from the National Forest Map Store:
  1. Online: www.NationalForestStore.com
  1. By phone: (406) 329-3024
  1. By US Mail:
National Forest Store
P.O. Box 7669, Missoula, MT 59807

In an effort to help offset the pricing increase for volume sales, beginning January 1, 2018, discount pricing will be made available on sales of 10 or more maps of the same title. Discounted maps are only available when purchased through the National Forest Map Store.  
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