Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) creates and maintains a variety of spatial data. The table below lists datasets available via download with links to metadata.
|Dataset - link to metadata|
|VDGIF Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Boundaries|
|VDGIF Maintained Boating Access Locations|
|VDGIF Fish Hatcheries|
|Outdoor Recreation Data|
|Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail - Sites & Loops|
|Virginia's Public Fishing Lakes|
|Stocked Trout Lakes|
|Stocked Trout Reaches|
|Anadromous Fish Use Areas|
|Cold Water Streams Survey (CWSS) - trout streams|
|Wildlife Conservation Planning Data|
|Tier I Species Habitats - Wildlife Action Plan|
|Tier I and II Species Habitats - Wildlife Action Plan|
|Priority Conservation Areas (shapefile) - Coastal Zone|
|Priority Wildlife Diversity Conservation Areas (raster grid) - Coastal Zone|
|Coastal Virginia Ecological Value Assessment (shapefile)|
Before downloading spatial data, you must first agree to the terms within our Data Release and Disclaimer.
VDGIF maintains other spatial data not available via download. These data include: wildlife species observations, threatened or endangered species locations, and other sensitive wildlife resources. Most of these datasets are accessible through the Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information System or the Wildlife Environmental Review Map Service (WERMS). If you are interest in obtaining these or other datasets, please e-mail the GIS Coordinator. There may be a cost recovery fee charged to for-profit entities.