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National Wetlands Inventory - Wetlands

Dates

Publication Date
2014-05

Citation

Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service(Originator), 2014-05(Publication), National Wetlands Inventory - Wetlands

Summary

This data set represents the extent, approximate location and type of wetlands and deepwater habitats in the United States and its Territories. These data delineate the areal extent of wetlands and surface waters as defined by Cowardin et al. (1979). Certain wetland habitats are excluded from the National mapping program because of the limitations of aerial imagery as the primary data source used to detect wetlands. These habitats include seagrasses or submerged aquatic vegetation that are found in the intertidal and subtidal zones of estuaries and near shore coastal waters. Some deepwater reef communities (coral or tuberficid worm reefs) have also been excluded from the inventory. These habitats, because of their depth, go undetected [...]

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USFWS_Wetlands.shp.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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md_metadata.json 41.51 KB
metadata.xml
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Purpose

The present goal of the Service is to provide the citizens of the United States and its Trust Territories with current geospatially referenced information on the status, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian, deepwater and related aquatic habitats in priority areas to promote the understanding and conservation of these resources.

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