Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats Classification for National Wetlands Inventory Lines

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This diagram shows the hierarchy of the Line Classification system, from System to Water Regime and Special Modifiers. This classification systems follows the guidance outlined in Mapping Narrow Linear Habitats as Line Features.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency tasked with providing information to the public on the extent and status of the nation’s wetland and deepwater habitats, as well as changes to these habitats over time.
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