With the government shutdown turning off all of the federal websites, foresters could no longer download the USFS’s various software packages. Forest Metrix is helping solve this for the time being. It has been endeavoring to work closely with the USFS to make sure that its software is compatible  with the Forest Service’s offerings (more news on that shortly), and is now making available the recent builds of both NED and SILVAH here for download.

These are United States Forest Service offerings, and Foret Metrix is merely hosting the installer applications on its servers while the people in Washington figure out what they’re up to.