National Wetlands Inventory, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data Center Description
The National Wetlands Inventory produce and provide information on the characteristics, extent, and status of the Nation's wetlands and deepwater habitats and other wildlife habitats.
The National Wetlands Inventory is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, under the Division of Habitat and Resources Conservation, in the Branch of Habitat Assessment, with a small staff for management issues. National Wetlands Inventory Regional Coordinators, located in each of the Service's seven regions, produce maps and reports, provide quality control, training, technical assistance, and regional liaison.
NWI maps and digital data are distributed widely throughout the country and the world. We have distributed over 1.9 million hard-copy maps and over 1.9 million digital wetland map files since they were first introduced and customers have printed another 1.4 million custom maps. NWI wetlands status and trends and other reports are used widely and referenced in policy decisions.