Kenneth M. Johnson, PhD
Carsey School of Public Policy and
Department of Sociology
University of New Hampshire


Miranda H. Mockrin, PhD
Rocky Mountain Research Station

USDA Forest Service

Susan I. Stewart, PhD
University of Wisconin - Madison

Field Definitions/Sources
About This Project __________________________________

To get detailed data, use the lists below or download the full dataset here.

View county data pages by selecting a state (below):

Select region (below):


Click the images below to view the publications:

Carsey School of Public Policy Brief:

Residential Density Patterns in the Northern Forest:

U.S. National Forest Counties Map


Welcome!  To use the map below use your mouse to move the map and zoom.  Once you have located a county of interest, click on it and you will be able to view more information.  To get detailed data, either click "here" in the sidebar to the left, or use the drop down lists to view a web-page where the data presented for you.

View Thematic Regional Maps: OR Select Layer for Interactive Map (below): 

Note: Counties with 10% or more land area covered in National Forest are outlined.

The U.S. population is deconcentrating. Recent migration trends, fueled in part by the nation's love of forests and natural amenities, have been the major contributor to this landscape transformation. This database provides information on demographic change, national forests and natural amenities for each U.S. county. This research was supported by the Forest Service Northern Research Station, Rocky Mountain Research Station, and Washington Office; and the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire (see About This Project).