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Rec Sites Data Geeks

Yo, Infra geeks, Jim and Cyndee here.  Do you have data issues?  See a way to improve things? Do you need a new app?  Do you want an awesome analysis tool?  Let’s discuss… maybe we can come up with something really cool! 

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Spring 2017 Online RecSites Training Sesions

Started by Cyndee Maki Mar 28, 2017. 0 Replies

This email should be making the rounds though various channels, posting it here too for reference.Hi all,We have scheduled the Spring online Infra classes for the Recreation Sites module.  These sessions run between 1 and 2 hours and are presented…Continue

Tags: nrm training, infra training

Online versus printed Infra help

Started by Cyndee Maki. Last reply by John 'Fender' Diefenderfer Nov 18, 2016. 5 Replies

Hi all (if anyone still reads this),NRM has proposed eliminating the user guides found on the NRM Recreation Sites Help page (as well as the other applications) in favor of relying on online help.  Do any of you have any concerns with that?  Do you…Continue

Publishing trail info to EDW for Interactive Visitor Map

Started by Paulette Blaseg Jul 12, 2016. 0 Replies

Boise NF finally got issues negotiated with neighboring Forests about who would be managing GIS/Infra for trails at the edge of Frank Church RNR Wilderness.  Once that edge-matching and Infra was cleaned up, we "published" our trail centerlines and…Continue

Recreation Data Entry and Systems

Started by Jesse English Jan 28, 2013. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I'm trying to increase my understanding of the recreation data situation, especially in regards to where field personnel are entering data, how the current system is working, and any suggestions people have on how the current system…Continue

data dictionaries

Started by Deb Schoenberg. Last reply by Cyndee Maki Nov 7, 2011. 3 Replies

Does anyone know where to get the data dictionary for rec sites and trails for download on a Trimble?Continue

New Fee Sites View/Report?

Started by Cyndee Maki. Last reply by Margaret Gorski Sep 22, 2011. 14 Replies

Hi all, I received a request for a new Infra user view showing rec sites where a fee is charged with the relevant fee information, including features at the site, so Forest and Region managers can get a full picture of the sites in the fee program. …Continue

Tags: user views, fee

Should we establish a site type "Shooting Area" - WO says no, worried about liability

Started by Jim White. Last reply by Pamela DeVore Apr 25, 2011. 9 Replies

Is this an issue on your Forest and how do think the FS ought to address it?  IntroductionRegion One has proposed adding to our Infra rec site type list a type called "Shooting Area" undeveloped area, or with few features (Dev Scale 0 or 1),…Continue

Tags: site types, Infra, shooting

Rec Site mobile data collection for condition surveys

Started by Karen Schroyer. Last reply by Boneta Robinson Mar 14, 2011. 11 Replies

Yo - J &/or C:  I haven't kept up with the latest on the mobile data application for Rec Site condition surveys.  Is there any training planned?  What hardware do we need to have to use the application?  Hmmm.  Wondering if you're going to…Continue

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Comment by Cyndee Maki on August 15, 2014 at 1:14pm

We have scheduled the Fall online Infra classes for the Recreation Sites module.  These sessions run between 1 and 2 hours and are presented through LiveMeeting.  

(Please note that all times listed are Mountain, convert for other time zones).

Recreation Sites Condition Survey Data Entry

  • Sept 12, 2014  10:00am - 12:00pm Mountain Daylight Time

            Call in number: (888) 844-9904 / Access Code: 1277029

LiveMeeting session

Registration link

  • Oct 17, 2014   11:00am - 1:00pm Mountain Daylight Time

            Call in number: (888) 844-9904 / Access Code: 1277029

LiveMeeting session

Registration link 

Recreation Sites Core Data Entry

  • Sept 26, 2014  10:30am - 12:30pm Mountain Daylight Time

          Call in number: (888) 844-9904 / Access Code: 1277029

LiveMeeting session

Registration link 

Recreation Sites Year End Reporting

  • Sept 16, 2014  1:00pm - 2:00pm Mountain Daylight Time

          Call in number: (888) 844-9904 / Access Code: 1277029

LiveMeeting session

Registration link 

  • Oct 9, 2014  11:00am - 12:00pm Mountain Daylight Time

          Call in number: (888) 844-9904 / Access Code: 1277029

LiveMeeting session 

Registration link 

These training sessions are posted to the NRM online training calendar and registration is available in AgLearn for course credit.  To register, follow the links for the desired selection or navigate to the course in the NRM Online Training calendar.

 A couple of these online training sessions have been recorded and are available for viewing at any time.  Please visit the NRM Training/Tutorials & Webcasts page to view the available recordings.


Comment by Cyndee Maki on September 24, 2013 at 4:09pm

Short notice, but Janet Zeller is presenting a webinar on accessibility and travel management on the forest Sept 26.  Details below if you're interested.

Thursday, September 26  (2 to 4 PM Eastern)

A Double Webinar

Travel Management and Accessibility (2 to 3 PM)


Accessibility and Gates and other FS Restricted Passage (3 to 4 PM)


The fall hunting season is coming: What is required if a person who has a disability wants to drive their ATV on a route, trail or area not designated for that use? Both Subparts A and B of the FS Travel Management rule will be addressed. What about the Department of Justice Rule on Other Power Driven Mobility Devices under the ADA does that apply on Federal lands?

The second hour of this double webinar will address what is required for accessibility at gates on trails or roads and how to maintain the restriction and still allow accessibility.

The format will be 30 minutes of presentation followed by 30 minutes of live Qs and As on the first topic, followed by the same format for the second topic during the second hour.   Janet Zeller will be the presenter.

The primary audience for this webinar is anyone in the Forest Service who deals with issues related to travel management: the planning, recreational motor vehicle use on the unit or working with the public about their choices of recreation opportunities. Also those involved in the decisions and installation of gates on roads or trails.  All Forest Service employees are welcome. This session will focus on what is and what is not required based on disability.


To connectup to 10 minutes before the session:

Click­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ you’ve connected your computer, phone connection instructions will be provided on the screen.

If you have any questions about this webinar or its content before 9/26 email them to Janet Zeller at

Comment by Cyndee Maki on July 16, 2013 at 2:27pm

The FY13 RHVR & WWSR Information Management letter has been signed. The letter, along with attachments, is posted on the IBSC webpage: letter & combined attachments.  Individual attachments for Rec Sites & Trails located on the program pages.

Comment by Cyndee Maki on October 15, 2012 at 11:48am

We have recorded two of our online training sessions.  One is posted and the other will be up shortly on the NRM Training page, under Tutorials & Webcasts...

Comment by Dennis G Garcia on September 6, 2012 at 6:50pm

By now some of you should have seen the improvements to the www recreation sites for the forests.  If you haven't then I suggest you take a look at the recreation pages on the forests you know. Below is a screen shot with my highlights. In general I believe this can be a solution to many of our pressing recreation information challenges

The reservation service is asking for map information to validate their maps. We can coordinate this latest request so we can offer it to all those who are asking for this and do it only once.  I am gathering the R3 maps web locations and sending this back to the NRRS. I am also going to ask the forests to feed the CMS and then direct NRRS to get them from our web sites.

This image below was generated from the Content Management System (CMS). The forests gathered the maps and spent a lot of time  feeding the CMS.  Their locations are shown in the table above.

I suggest that we begin loading all our data through the CMS and have them feed, NRRS, Infra, NVUM, etc where possible.  All these information requests are too much duplication for our units to keep up.

I believe Recreation One Stop is asking for the samething too. 

So I recommend that we form a group and explore our options to stream line this effort.  That includes finding out what Recreation One Stop is doing and helping them understand where we sit. Any one want to help? If so call me. 505-842-3443


Comment by Cyndee Maki on September 6, 2012 at 4:44pm

Fall Rec Sites Training Opportunities

(Please note that all times listed are Mountain, convert for other time zones).

 Recreation Sites Condition Survey Data Entry

 And, introducing a new course to help explain all those year-end performance measures:

Recreation Sites and Year End Reporting

Comment by Dennis G Garcia on September 5, 2012 at 11:54pm

We used the condition inspection form in conjunction with the real property inventory report for each site. This speeds up the condition in addition it helps with the data preparation for input into the Infra recreation sites database.

It is the most efficient way for people not skilled in using Infra.

Comment by Cyndee Maki on August 10, 2012 at 4:17pm

Deb, Have you looked at the survey report form in Infra?  It's pretty easy to use, but you may be looking for something different.

Comment by Deb Schoenberg on August 9, 2012 at 8:44pm

does anyone have a simple rec site condition survey form they can share?  Needs to be easy to use and easy to train to use.

Comment by Cyndee Maki on June 12, 2012 at 11:54am

Should have included a link to the combined file too, sorry about that.  Attachment 5 isn't posted on its own anywhere on the IBSC website, but it is in the combined file on the library page, along with all the other attachments.  The attachments can also be found in the Correspondence Database (still accessed via Lotus Notes).  Or you can send me an email/IM and I can send the individual attachment to you until the letter makes its through all the mailing lists.


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