Data and Documentation

Wetlands Data Download for Desktop GIS Users
Spatial data representing the extent, type, and approximate location of wetlands, riparian areas, and deepwater habitats in Montana along with associated metadata are provided in geodatabase versions 10 or 9.3. Data are downloaded at a statewide scale. New data are added as individual project areas are completed.


Wetland and Riparian Framework Web Service
This application provides access to the Montana Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) Wetlands and Riparian Framework dataset. Included in this service are provisional and final wetland and riparian polygons and labels, the wetland and riparian mapping program status map, and historic wetland mapping polygons and labels completed by the National Wetland Inventory.

The Wetlands Framework is a detailed digital map of wetlands and riparian areas in Montana. Users include federal, state, and local government agencies, including conservation districts and watershed groups; hunters, birdwatchers, and anglers; consultants, planners, and stakeholders involved in land development; restoration and mitigation practitioners, including federal, tribal, state, local, and non-governmental organizations, and land trusts and other organizations.

    Wetlands Framework Contact Information

    Wetlands Framework Theme Leads

    Karen Newlon
    Montana Natural Heritage Program
    Ecologist/Project Manager
    Email: knewlon@mt.gov
    Phone: 406-444-0915

    Lynda Saul
    Department of Enviromental Quality
    Wetland Program Coordinator
    Email: Lsaul@mt.gov
    Phone: 406-444-6652

    Wetlands Framework Theme Stewards

    Montana Natural Heritage Program
    1515 East Sixth Ave.
    Helena, MT 59620-1800
    Email: mtnhp@mt.gov
    Phone: 406-444-5354
    Fax: 406-444-0266
    TTY/TDD: 406-444-4799