== Background ==
Among many of the functions of the <b>[http://www.fs.fed.us/ United States Forest Service (USFS)]</b> is the development and maintenance of Forest System roads that are relied upon by USFS and the public. The USFS uses these to maintain its forests, aid in fighting forest fires, allow public use, and other functions. General information for Waze editors begins at USFS is their <b>[http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/recreation/travelmanagement Travel Management]</b> section. See the EDITING RESOURCES section below for more specific map resources.
Some of these roads can be critical to local populations not just for recreation, but for regular travel. Such use is likely more common in rural and western states than it is for urban or eastern states. At times, some well-maintained dirt roads may even be considered to the local population as equivalent to streets or primary streets.