National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Digitizing Project

Project Description
The National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Digitizing Project
(NWRBDP)involves digitizing all the refuge boundaries for Region 5 and
registering them to the USGS 1:24,000 topo quads. Currently we are
finishing up phase 1, the external boundaries of owned and approved
areas. In phase 2 the internal parcel lines will be added, individual
tracts coded and additional data such as the roads and hydrology
provided. More detailed info is available on the refuge boundary page
above.

The refuge status and boundary maps are used by the Fish and Wildlife
Service to show property that the agency owns and areas in which the
agency is authorized to buy. These must be constantly updated to
reflect recent purchases and changes in the status of property.

Project Contact Person:

Linda Shaffer (Supervisory Cartographer)
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Cartography and Spatial Data Services
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035

Phone: 413-253-8292
Fax: 413-253-8451
E-mail: lnda_shaffer@fws.gov

Project Home Page: http://northeast.fws.gov/gis/refbnd/refbnd.html

[Summary provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]