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National Wetlands Inventory Maps

AGSL National Wetlands Inventory Collection  

Summary Information

Title: National Wetlands Inventory (NWI)
Inclusive Dates: 1971-1997

Creator: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Call Number: AGSL NWI

Quantity: 110 c.f. (110 record center cartons)

Repository: American Geographical Society Library, UWM Libraries, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee.

Physical Location: AGS Library (Compact Shelving. WEST)

ABSTRACT: The National Wetlands Inventory records consists of primarily Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and selected records from Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Texas, as well as, a few Midwestern military base locations.  Most folders consist of an aerial photo transparency from NHAP and NAPP and the NWI original delineations taped over each photo drawn on Mylar.  Included in most folders is a USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle.  In some cases, there are notes related to the creation of the NWI map on separate paper.  In other cases, the notes are made on the topographic quadrangles themselves.  

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law. However, the researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection (Wisconsin Statutes 19.21-19.39).

Scope and Content: The National Wetlands Inventory includes photo-transparencies, the subsequent created wetland maps, and other documents utilized in the creation of the National Wetland maps. 

This collection includes photos, maps and notes from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and selected records from Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Texas, as well as, a few Midwestern military base locations.

ARRANGEMENT: Each folder was left in its original order as received from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Inventory Center. The folders are arranged in boxes alphabetically by state and then alphabetically by name of the 1:100,000 quadrangle. Each folder houses one quarter of a 1:100,000 quadrangle. An index is included with each folder showing its location. 

New acquisitions from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are added to the end of the box list. Use your browser's 'find' feature to search for packets. For example, Roseau is divided between boxes 60 and 104 because the packets were received at different times.

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY: Materials from this collection were gathered and kept by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service since the initiation of the National Wetland Inventory project. Materials in this collection range from Feb. 1971 to Nov. 1997.

COLLECTION CITATION: This collection should be cited as:
National Wetland Inventory records, 1971-1997. American Geographical Society Library Collection. UWM Libraries. University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee.

ACQUISITION: Brian Huberty, Region 3 NWI Coordinator Ecological Services facilitated the transfer of these materials from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Inventory Center in St. Petersburg, Florida to the American Geographical Society Library in January - February 2007 and February 2008.

PROCESSING: Ryan Parker, AGSL Student Intern, processed the collection at the AGSL from January 2007-June 2007 and February-March 2008.  Ryan Parker and Angie Cope created this electronic version in March 2008. Additional packets received June 2008.

MARC RECORD SEARCH TERMS: The following terms were used in the online bibliographic MARC record to this collection:

Wetlands
National Wetlands Inventory (U.S.)
Aquatic resources
Landforms
Aerial photographs
Remote sensing

 

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