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Title: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: National Wetlands Inventory
Url: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Description: Wetlands went through a hard time in the 19th and much of the 20th centuries as they were summarily drained and used for real estate development. Today, scientists, planners, and recreationists are well aware of the value they provide in terms of their role as lively animal habitats and as a way to recharge groundwater. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the primary federal agency that provides information on the state of the country's wetlands, and this site provides extensive geospatial data on their current extent and location. Visitors can check out the "What's New" area to get started, and they will want to look at the recent annual reports and some of their research highlights. On the right-hand side of the homepage, visitors can click on the "Wetlands Mapper" tool and also view the wetlands via Google Earth. On the left-hand side of the homepage, visitors can elect do download digital wetlands data by state or quadrant, and they can also learn more about obtaining hard-copy maps.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Geomorphology. Landforms. Terrain -- Other natural landforms -- Wetlands
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- By type of environment, A-Z -- Marshes. Wetlands
GEM Subject: Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Ecology -- Wetlands
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Format: html
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-08-03 10:29:59 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-08-19 11:49:42 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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