The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is the principal US Federal agency tasked with providing information to the public on the status and trends of our Nation's wetlands. The US FWS National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) is a publicly available resource that provides detailed information on the abundance, characteristics, and distribution of US wetlands. NWI data are used by natural resource managers, within the US FWS and throughout the Nation, to promote the understanding, conservation and restoration of wetlands.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) geospatial dataset is a publicly available resource that provides detailed information on the abundance, characteristics and distribution of America's wetlands. These data support a multitude of applications for users throughout the Nation. For more information, visit the US Fish & Wildlife Service website.