Wetland Mapping

Information on the location, extent and type of wetlands in Colorado allows land managers and state agencies to make informed decisions about wetland resources. Follow the links below to find out more about wetland mapping:

  • View Spatial Data - Access the Colorado Wetland Inventory Mapping Tool, developed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, which displays several different datasets depicting the location and classification of wetlands in Colorado.
  • View Data Summaries - Wetland profiles summarize the wetland information shown in the mapping tool and are available at three different geographic scales: Major River Basins (modified HUC4s), River Subbasins (HUC8s) and Counties.
  • Get Data - Browse links to external data sources, including a brief description of each.

Historically, Colorado has lagged behind most of the country in terms of digital wetland data. In 2007 when CNHP starting wetland mapping, only 15% of the state had digital data available. In the years since CNHP has converted scanned NWI images into digital data for huge areas of the state, and has done updated photo-interpretation in several areas. CNHP has been able to accomplish this by partnering with numerous agencies such as Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SRLCC) and many local governments.

Colorado Wetland Mapping Status