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Interactive Web Mapping Applications

You can browse the Web mapping applications listed below for more specific information displayed in map format.

  • Current Air Quality - Provides the latest available data for several measures of air quality.
  • Air Management Data Viewer - Provides information about Air Management permitted facilities, air quality monitor locations, and submitted air emissions inventories.
  • Air Monitoring Map for Industrial Sand Mine/Processing Plants - Provides information about industrial sand operations that have a requirement in their permit to monitor for particulate matter, and must provide ambient monitoring data to the DNR.
  • Industrial Sand Mines and Processing Plants Map - Provides information about both active and inactive industrial sand mines and processing plants, as well as the locations of rail and transportation sites.
  • Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Sites Map - Provides information about contaminated properties and other activities related to the investigation and cleanup of contaminated soil or groundwater in Wisconsin.
  • Surface Water Data Viewer - Provides information regarding water resources, monitoring stations, and quality assessments.
  • Watershed Management - Dam Safety - Contains data related to Dam Safety.
  • Watershed Management - Floodplain Analysis Database - Contains data related to Floodplain Analyses.
  • Wetlands and Wetland Indicators - Contains the Wisconsin Wetland Inventory and wetland indicators (wet soils) layers, and is designed to help users determine if wetlands are likely present at their site.
  • Watershed Management Map Viewer - Fisheries Assessments - Displays locations of Water Monitoring Stations and provides access to water quality monitoring information.
  • Watershed Management Map Viewer - Construction Permits - Displays the locations of Outstanding and Exceptional Resource Waters, including Trout Stream Waters.
  • Watershed Restoration Viewer - For exploring water quality improvement projects across Wisconsin.
  • Water Condition Viewer - An interactive web mapping tool that focuses on water condition, monitoring and assessment data.
  • Designated Waters - Provides a way to identify whether a particular lake or stream has a special designation that affects waterway permitting.
  • PRESTO-Lite - This mapping application is currently associated with the Watershed Restoration Viewer that provides providing pollutant, water resource, and landscape characteristics for any Wisconsin watershed as defined by the user.
  • Lakes and AIS Viewer - Welcome to the Lakes and AIS Mapping Tool, a Wisconsin DNR interactive web mapping tool for Lakes and Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). This tool allows users to search and map AIS and Lakes monitoring locations, Watercraft Inspection sites, and Grants projects across the state as well as view the geographical distribution of invasive plants, fish, and invertebrates and so much more.
  • Water Use Viewer - A map viewer for use by the general public to view the locations and volumes of high capacity well and surface water withdrawals. It also provides a means for the public to view pending high capacity well applications and recently approved wells.
  • Location Finder Viewer - Welcome to the Location Finder Mapping Tool, a Wisconsin DNR interactive web mapping tool for searching and identifying locational information. This tool allows users to search for and retrieve information about a location such as the location’s county, municipality, PLSS description, Lat/Long, and legislative districts as well as names and ID numbers for waterbodies of the state.
  • Private Forest Lands Open to Public Recreation - This web mapping application displays the approximate representations of over 1.3 million acres of Forest Tax Law Lands open to the public for hunting and fishing only, or hunting, fishing hiking, cross-country skiing, and sightseeing, depending on the program.
  • Public Access Lands - Mapping application designed to provide access information on open public lands and recreational opportunities. Also included are map themes to display DNR Land Sales parcels and Board of Commissioners of Public Land parcels. Splash page provides web map usage and program details.
  • Lake Michigan State Water Trail Viewer - Allows paddlers to locate access sites and obtain other recreational information along Lake Michigan.
  • Boat Access - Mapping application designed to facilitate the location of public boat access and shorefishing sites. Splash page provides web map usage and program details.
  • Stewardship Grant Acquisitions - Provides a way to locate and obtain information on lands acquired by local units of government and non-profit conservation organizations with the assistance of a grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant Program.
  • Family Friendly Hikes - Try these easy, family-friendly hikes to explore Wisconsin's beautiful scenery and see wildlife while keeping a smile on everyone's face.
  • Find a Lake - Provides multiple means of searching for Wisconsin lakes of interest, and produces an interactive map displaying your lake of choice.
  • Trout Regulations and Opportunities User Tool - The Trout Regulations & Opportunities User Tool (TROUT) was designed to help trout anglers find places to fish. TROUT includes trout fishing regulation, classified trout water, public land and DNR fishing easements
  • Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Status Maps - Provides the most current sampling information available for Wisconsin's CWD surveillance efforts.
  • FFLIGHT - This Fields and Forest Lands Interactive Gamebird Hunting Tool offers ruffed grouse, woodcock, pheasant and dove hunters an interactive summary of public hunting lands throughout Wisconsin.
  • Fish Mapping Application [exit DNR] - Displays detailed maps and tables of occurrences and relative abundances for all fish species (and hybrids) reported from the state. The Mapper is a product of the Fish and Aquatic Research Section of the DNR, and is managed and hosted under a contract with the Center for Integrated Data Analytics of the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Guide for Wisconsin State Parks and Forests - This official DNR mobile app offers a new way to explore Wisconsin's State Parks and Forests.
  • Guide for Wisconsin's Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife - This official DNR mobile app provides access to useful fishing, hunting and wildlife watching information in the palm of your hand.
  • Public Shooting Ranges in Wisconsin - Find a shooting range near you with this online map.
  • Natural Heritage Inventory (NHI) Public Portal - An online mapping application for landowners planning on-the-ground projects (e.g., residential development, prescribed burn, utility maintenance, lake drawdown) to learn if their project may have impacts to endangered resources (endangered, threatened and special concern animals and plants; natural communities and other unique natural features).
  • Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II Interactive Map - Allows volunteer bird surveyors to determine atlas block boundaries, explore habitat features within blocks, and print a custom map.
Contact information
For information or comments on Web Mapping Applications, contact:
DNR Bureau of Technology Services
Last revised: Friday May 05 2017