Wetlands Data Contributors and Cooperators

Organizations or individuals have the opportunity to contribute wetlands data to the wetlands geospatial data layer maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The wetlands data layer is the featured layer on the Wetlands Mapper, is a National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) dataset designated by OMB Circular A-16 and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and is registered through Geoplatform.gov and Data.gov.  Below is a list of more than 160 organizations and agencies that have contributed wetlands data or cooperated in the creation of wetlands data for the national wetlands geospatial data layer (this list may not be inclusive).  

Federal Agencies

Air Force

Air National Guard


Army Corps of Engineers

Coast Guard

Department of Energy

Department of Housing and Urban Development

DOI Bureau of Indian Affairs

DOI Bureau of Land Management

DOI Bureau of Reclamation

DOI Fish and Wildlife Service

DOI Geological Survey

DOI National Park Service

Department of Transportation

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Aviation Authority


State Agencies

Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Alaska Department of Transportation

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Arizona Game and Fish

Arkansas Multi-Agency Wetland Planning Team

California Natural Resources Agency

Colorado Division of Wildlife

Colorado Natural Heritage Program

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Florida Department of Environmental Regulation

Florida Department of Natural Resources

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Georgia Geological Survey

Hawaii Office of Environmental Quality

Idaho Fish and Game

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois Natural History Survey

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Kansas Water Office

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Maine Office of GIS

Maine State Planning Office

Maine Land Use Regulation Commission

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana Natural Heritage Program

Nebraska Conservation Survey Division

Nebraska Game and Parks

Nevada Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

New York State Department of Transportation

North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

North Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Department of Transportation

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Oklahoma Conservation Commission

Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Oregon Department of Energy

Oregon Department of State Lands

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

South Carolina Land Resources Commission

South Carolina Water Resources Commission

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources

Utah Natural Resources

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Washington Department of Ecology

Washington Department of Natural Resources

Washington Department of Wildlife

West Virginia Department of Natural Resources

West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

USDA Forest Service

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service

International Joint Commission

Tennessee Valley Authority

Native American Tribes

Coeur d’Alene Tribe (Idaho)

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (Montana)

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe (Minnesota)

Hoopa Valley Tribe (California)

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Navajo Nation (Arizona)

Quinault Indian Nation (Washington)

Yurok Tribe (California)

Regional or Local Governments

Adirondack Park Agency (NY)

Anchorage Borough (AK)

City and County of Denver (CO)

Cleveland Metroparks (OH)

Cook County (IL)

Fairbanks North Star Borough (AK)

Great Lakes Commission

Kent County Conservation District (DE)

Lake Erie Commission (OH)

Lewis and Clark County (MT)

Maryland Eastern Shore Resource Conservation and Development Council

Matanuska-Susitna Borough (AK)

Mecklenberg County (NC)

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (MN)

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NY)

North Slope Borough (AK)

Orange County (NC)

Portland METRO (OR)

Rainwater Basin Joint Venture (NE)

Seattle Department of Planning and Development (WA)

South Florida Water Management District (FL)

Southwest Florida Water Management District (FL)

St. Johns Water Management District (FL)

Suffolk County, Department of Health Services (NY)

Tompkins County (NY)

Ulster County (NY)


Auburn University

Bemidji State University, Minnesota

California State Universities

Michigan Technological University

Oklahoma State University

San Francisco State University

South Dakota State University

St. Mary’s University (Minnesota)

Texas Tech University

University of Alaska

University of Arizona

University of Florida

University of Massachusetts

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri

University of Montana

University of Oklahoma

University of Texas

University of the Virgin Islands

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Non-governmental Organizations

AMEC Earth and Environmental


British Petroleum

Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Ducks Unlimited

Duke Energy Foundation

J.S. Jones and Associates, Inc

National Audubon Society

Prairie Rivers Network

San Francisco Estuary Institute

Sierra Club

SWCA Environmental Consultants

The Nature Conservancy

Three Parameters Plus, Inc.


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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.