U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Completes Wetlands Database and Mapping Tool

  • by BPC Staff
  • on May 2, 2014

To coincide with American Wetlands Month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the completion of the most comprehensive and detailed U.S. wetland data set ever produced, capping a 35-year effort by the Service to map the extent of the nation’s wetlands.

The Wetlands Inventory Mapper has digitally mapped and made publicly available wetlands in the lower 48 states, Hawaii and dependent territories, as well as 35 percent of Alaska. It is an invaluable aid to landowners, developers, government planners and permitting authorities, conservation organizations and academic institutions in their collective efforts to ensure wetland conservation and inform economic development.

Read the full press article at Environmental Protection Online