Geospatial Services
Information Resources and Technology Management
GIS Image
National Wildlife Refuge and Hatchery Boundaries

These datasets depict the USFWS approved acquisition boundaries and USFWS managed lands, (National Wildlife Refuge and Hatchery Boundaries).

The intended application of these data layers is as a cadastral framework for use with other data layers in GIS and mapping applications. It is not intended to be used as a land survey or representation of land for conveyance or tax purposes. The primary source for this information is the USFWS Realty program. Next scheduled update - May 2015.

Lands Mapper

If you need further information please contact the Cadastral Data Working Group.


USFWS Cadastral Geodatabase (62 MB zipped) - This comprehensive geodatabase contains the USFWS Interest boundary layer (FWSInterest), the USFWS Approved Acquisition boundary layer (FWSApproved), and the USFWS Special Designation boundary layer (SpecialDesignation). (March 1, 2015 Data)

Cadastral Data Web Service - Public map service (March 1, 2015 Data)

USFWS Approved Acquisition Shapefile - Boundaries showing where the USFWS has the authority to acquire land. (March 1, 2015 Data)
USFWS Approved Acquisition Metadata (HTML format)

USFWS Interest Shapefile -  Boundaries showing USFWS acquired lands. (March 1, 2015 Data)
USFWS Interest Metadata (HTML format)

Special Designation Shapefile - Other boundary designations, such as Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers, that occur on USFWS managed land. (March 1, 2015 Data)
Special Designation Metadata (HTML format)

USFWS Simplified Boundaries - FWS Real Estate Interest only, simple boundary outlines. (March 1, 2015 Data)
USFWS Simplified Boundaries Metadata (HTML format)

Example of Approved Acquistion Boundary
Example of USFWS interest Boundary

Geospatial Services home


Last updated: March 31, 2015