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 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.


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.