Wetland Map of Nevada

Project Description

Wetland Map of Nevada

As part of a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Desert Research Institute has compiled existing geospatial and remote sensing data for Nevada into a statewide map of wetlands. This map incorporates data from multiple sources, including:

• USFWS National Wetlands Inventory
• USGS National Hydrography Dataset
• NRCS GSSURGO soils data
• Spring locations from the Spring Stewardship Institute
• The DRI Map of Riparian Vegetation for Nevada
• Wet meadow maps from USFS and the University of Nevada, and
• Landsat normalized difference vegetation index data

This map product indicates which sources contributed to the identification of a mapped wetland polygon and provides a confidence indicator based on the number and type of coincident sources.

Please use the following citation:

    Photo of spring wetlands in Big Smokey Valley by Janel Johnson, Nevada Natural Heritage Program


    Ken McGwire, Ph.D.
    Principal Investigator


    Desert Research Institute
    2215 Raggio Parkway
    Reno, NV 89512


    Earth & Ecosystem Sciences