NHD Editing Assessment for 11 National Forests in the Southwest (R3)
Authors: Bo Wilmer
As the data steward for the NHD on National Forest lands, the Forest Service recognizes the need to update and improve hydrography data so landscape managers can rely on a single authoritative source for hydrography data. We developed a two-step approach to assess the editing needs across 11 National Forests in New Mexico and Arizona. By relying on an automated approach to compare the NHD with legacy Forest data, we were able to target a subset of features for manual editing in workshops.