Montana Wetland and Riparian Mapping Center

Author: State, University
Media Type: Website
Water Monitoring Keywords: Mapping Tools
Watershed 101 Keywords: Watershed Planning, Watershed Geography
Water Resource Type: Wetlands / Riparian
Resource Link: Click Here
Specific Agency Author: Montana Natural Heritage Program (MNHP)

The Center maps wetlands and riparian areas to FGDC and USFWS National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) standards. Additionally, wetland mapping can be enhanced by incorporating descriptors to characterize hydrogeomorphic features to identify potential wetland function. These descriptors are added to each wetland polygon to describe the landscape position, landform, water flow path, and waterbody type (LLWW).