National Wildlife Refuge System Geospatial Data Web Services

The National Wildlife Refuge System provides a variety of geospatial web services for researchers, partners and recreational visitors that would like to incorporate our authoritative data layers in your map products or spatial analysis. Each layer includes metadata describing its intended purpose and disclaimers.

Data Layers

Simplified National Realty Tracts

These boundaries are simplified from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Real Estate Interest data layer containing polygons representing tracts of land (parcels) in which the Service has a real estate interest.

Simplified National Realty Tracts

National Realty Tracts

This data layer depicts lands and waters administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in North America, U.S. Trust Territories and Possessions.

National Realty Tracts

National Realty Boundaries

These boundaries are simplified from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Real Estate Interest data layer containing polygons representing tracts of land (parcels) in which the Service has a real estate interest.

National Realty Boundaries

National Wilderness Boundaries

This data layer depicts the Designated Wilderness, Proposed Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas placed upon the lands and waters administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in North America, U.S. Trust Territories and Possessions.

National Wilderness Boundaries

National Acquisition Boundaries

This data layer depicts the external boundaries of lands and waters that are approved for acquisition by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in North America, U.S. Trust Territories and Possessions.

National Acquisition Boundaries

National Realty Centroids

This data layer depicts centroid points of NWRS lands.

National Realty Centroids

Marine Protected Areas

Provides a dataset of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges.

Marine Protected Areas

Audience

Landowner - Commercial
Non-Profit Entity
Oil/Gas Company
Private Land Owners/Managers
Public Land Manager
Researcher or Research Facility - Public Scientific Society
Country(ies)
United States