Wetlands Mapper Documentation and Instructions Manual

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Wetlands Mapper Documentation and Instructions Manual

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is the principal federal agency that provides the citizens of the United States and its Trust Territories with current geospatially referenced information on the status, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian riparian
Definition of riparian habitat or riparian areas.

Learn more about riparian
, deepwater and related aquatic habitats. The Service provides stewardship for the wetlands data that comprise the Wetlands Layer of The National Spatial Data Infrastructure and makes these data available to the public via the Wetlands Mapper. This information is intended to promote the understanding and conservation of wetland resources through discovery and education as well as to aid in resource management, research and decision making.

The wetlands mapper fulfills the Service’s strategic plan for the development, revision and dissemination of wetlands data and information to resource managers and the public. By integrating digital wetlands data with other resource information, the wetlands mapper is designed to deliver easy-to-use, map-like views of America’s wetland resources. This document provides guidance for use of the wetlands mapper.

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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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