Mapping and conservation assessment of wetland ecosystems is a necessary step in promoting effective management of wetland habitats by providing a uniform and comprehensive inventory of both common and rare types. The statewide distribution of wetland, deepwater, and upland habitats presented here represents the first effort to map wetlands in accordance with the national wetland classification system at medium-scale resolution for Alaska. We inferred wetland and deepwater type and distribution using land cover and hydrographic data as proxy indicators. The accompanying report describes, maps, and classifies the component wetland classes.
NOTE: This web portal is underdevelopment and not all supporting documentation has been provided at this time. Feedback on this web mapper for the Alaska Wetlands Map can be sent here masteer at alaska.edu
Last Updated 12/14/2018