As of Friday, December 1, 2017
For the first time in nearly a decade, increasing costs of production, printing, and distribution are driving the need for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service to increase the price of its maps. Prices of paper and plastic coated maps will increase to $14 on January 1, 2018.
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offices sell maps for the Clearwater National Forest and Nez Perce National Forest, as well as for specific Wilderness and recreation areas. Some offices also sell maps for adjacent National Forests. These maps, currently $10, will be impacted by the price increase beginning January 1. Other maps, such as Motor Vehicle Use Maps, will still be available at forest offices free of charge. For the location and contact information for your local forest office, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nezperceclearwater/about-forest/offices.
You can purchase maps for the Nez Perce, Clearwater, and other National Forests and Grasslands from the National Forest Map Store by calling (406) 329-3024 or visiting www.NationalForestStore.com.
The agency is also working to increase the availability of digital maps. Digital maps for mobile devices can be downloaded at http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps/store or through the Avenza mobile app, available for iOS and Android. Digital maps cost $4.99 per side.
In an effort to help offset the pricing increase for volume sales, starting January 1, 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.
The U.S. Forest Service is dedicated to researching, producing, and distributing informative, accurate maps that help improve visitors’ experience on America’s National Forests and Grasslands. Call the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Supervisor’s Office (208-935-2513) or your local ranger station with questions about this pricing change.