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Wetlands Map Viewer

A screen capture of the wetlands map viewer application
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Wetlands Map Viewer

This application provides the public with quick and easy access to wetland spatial data, allowing users to view, print and export wetland mapping data themselves. 

The application contains three sections:

  • Text Search - search by address, town/range/section, community, latitude and longitude, zip code, street intersection, or watershed.
  • Map Search - explore using typical map functionality, such as zoom, pan, re-center, and identify.
  • Status and Trends - compare historic wetland data to current information, as well as generate statistical data. 
Preview of the wetlands map viewer
Preview of the wetlands map viewer

Wetlands map viewer

Within this application, you will find information on land cover, soils, and the National Wetland Inventory. It is not intended to be used to determine specific locations and jurisdictional boundaries of wetland areas.

Launch web map

View the interactive map to explore the wetlands.

User guide

View the user guide for the wetlands map viewer.

Access data

The data used in the map is available to download and to view as a table.

Maps and data portal

Find all of EGLE's web maps and open data centralized to one location.

Contact us

For questions about the viewer, send an email to

Data disclaimer

This Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Wetlands Map Viewer is intended to be used as one tool to assist in identifying wetlands and provides only potential and approximate location of wetlands and wetland conditions. EGLE produced this map from the following data obtained from other agencies or organizations:

  1. The National Wetland Inventory (NWI) conducted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service through interpretation of aerial photos and topographic data.
  2. Land Cover as mapped by the Michigan Resource Inventory System (MIRIS), Michigan Department of Natural Resources, through interpretation of aerial photographs.
  3. Soils as mapped by the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

This map is not intended to be used to determine the specific locations and jurisdictional boundaries of wetland areas subject to regulation under Part 303, Wetlands Protection, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. Only an on-site evaluation performed by EGLE in accordance with Part 303 shall be used for jurisdictional determinations. A permit is required from EGLE to conduct certain activities in wetlands regulated under Part 303.

Our wetlands program

Assessment, monitoring, and regulation of wetland resources and promotion of wetland restoration.

Landscape level assessment

Relatively new methods are currently emerging to support broader evaluation of wetland functions on a watershed or landscape scale, typically based on remotely sensed or GIS data.