US Forest Service to raise prices for printed maps

The price of national forest and grassland visitor maps will increase on Jan. 1, 2018. Currently, visitor maps are $10 for the plastic or $9 for the paper versions. The new price for either version will be $14. All maps are available for purchase online from the Forest Service at the National Forest Map Store, http://www.nationalforestmapstore.com/. Select maps are sold locally at Forest Service forest or district offices and at many Forest Service visitor centers.

The procedures for purchasing maps in bulk will also change on Jan. 1, 2018. The Forest Service will be offering volume discounts to any entities that wish to purchase in bulk. Volume discount pricing will only be available only through the National Forest Map Store or by calling (406) 329-3024. Local Forest Service units will no longer provide volume sales discounts.

Most printed maps are also available digitally through Avenza Map Store for $4.99 per side (http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps/store). This is the current price and no increase for those maps is planned at this time. In addition, the Forest Service will continue to sell maps through the U.S. Geological Survey store (https://nationalmap.gov), which offers its own set of discounts for volume purchases.

Printed Alaska Region maps are still available at ranger district offices and visitor centers. The map for the Tongass is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tongass/about-forest/offices

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