PipingPloverSE

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: 20010710
Title:
PipingPloverSE
Edition: Final Rule
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Federal Register (50 CFR Part 17)
Publisher: Department of Interior
Other_Citation_Details:
Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 130, pg. 41782, July 6, 2000
Online_Linkage: http://criticalhabitat.fws.gov
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: 20010710
Title:
Final Determination of Critical Habitat for Wintering Piping Plovers
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Federal Register
Publisher: Department of Interior
Online_Linkage: plover.fws.gov
Description:
Abstract:
Polygon shapefile that depicts the piping plover critical habitat units on its wintering grounds. This file does not contain those units that were vacated in North Carolina (2004) or in Texas (2006). The Texas areas have been re-designated (2009) and are in a separate file. The units were created by generalizing or bounding the buffered mapped critical habitat shoreline in an attempt to capture the dynamics of these systems to the recovery date of 2020. Mapped critical habitat shoreline was created by "on-screen"/ "heads-up" digitizing based on 1992-1998 Black & White or Color InfraRed Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quads at 1, 3, or 6 meter resolution. Note: The GIS file and the associated coordinates are not the definitive source for determining the critical habitat boundaries for wintering piping plover. As noted in the final rule, the textual unit descriptions constitute the legal source for determining the critical habitat boundaries. The areas included within the boundaries of the GIS file do not follow the legal boundaries of the critical habitat designation. See USE CONSTRAINTS for further information.
Purpose:
Final determination of critical habitat on the wintering grounds for the Great Lakes and Northern Great Plains populations of piping plover under court order (Civil No. 1:96-CV02695AER, Civil No. 1:97-CV00777AER).
Supplemental_Information:
Piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) are federally listed shorebirds breeding along the north Alantic Coast, the Northern Great Plains, and the Great Lakes regions. The Great Lakes population is federally listed as endangered, while the Atlantic and Northern Great Plains populations are listed as threatened. Piping plovers are considered threatened on their wintering grounds. In the United States these populations winter along the Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina south, along the Gulf coast to Texas, and the Carribean. Piping plovers spend the majority of the year on the wintering grounds. Due to the difficulty of seperating out the populations of piping plover (Great Lakes, Northern Great Plains, and Atlantic) when on their wintering grounds, critical habitat was designated for all wintering piping plover. Critical habitat are areas considered essential for the conservation of a listed species. These areas provide notice to the public and land managers the importance of these areas to the conservation of this species. It does not afford any special protection or restriction other than where federal funding, permits, licenses, authorizations, or actions occur or are required.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000229
Ending_Date: 20010710
Currentness_Reference:
Court Order
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.484550
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.024591
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.162645
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.580799
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: piping plover
Theme_Keyword: critical habitat
Theme_Keyword: Final determination
Theme_Keyword: Great Lakes
Theme_Keyword: vector
Theme_Keyword: Civil No. 1 97-CV0077AER
Theme_Keyword: Northern Great Plains
Theme_Keyword: Charadius melodus
Theme_Keyword: ctitical habitat shoreline
Theme_Keyword: ctitical habitat unit
Theme_Keyword: Civil No. 1 96-CV02695AER
Theme_Keyword: wintering habitat
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: South Carolina
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Region 4
Place_Keyword: Texas
Place_Keyword: Georgia
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: Southwest Region
Place_Keyword: Atlantic coast
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: Mississipi
Place_Keyword: Region 2
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico coast
Place_Keyword: Southeast Region
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The 'S_STATUS' attribute field should be used to show listing status of each polygon. The legal boundaries are verbally described in the Federal Register. The GIS file, map products and the associated coordinates are not the definitive source for determining the critical habitat boundaries for wintering piping plover. As noted in the final rule, the textual unit descriptions constitute the legal source for determining the critical habitat boundaries. The areas included within the boundaries of the GIS file do not follow the legal boundaries of the critical habitat designation for the following reasons: 1) the waterward boundary of Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) has not been incorporated into the GIS file because a definitive source for the MLLW line across the entire wintering range was unavailable, therefore, the areas defined by the GIS file are known to extend out into areas of open water that are not utilized by the piping plover and are not designated as critical habitat, and 2) the landward boundary where densely vegetated habitat, not used by the piping plover, begins and where constituent elements do not occur were not digitized and, therefore, areas included within the GIS file may extend landward into areas not designated as critical habitat. Users of the GIS file are cautioned to refer to the final textual unit descriptions provided in the final rule as the definitive source in determining critical habitat areas. Additionally, interested parties are encouraged to contact the Service for a definitive finding of whether a location is within critical habitat (See Technical/Consultative Contacts:). This geospatial dataset is the final critical habitat units layer for wintering piping plovers. These data are to be used only in the context of the definition and purpose of critical habitat. This primarily relates to Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act. These data may be used for planning and land management purposes. They are not to be used for legal survey use.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Region 2
Contact_Person: Mark Jacobsen
Contact_Position: Director of Information Management & GIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address:
P.O. Box 1306
City: Albuquerque
State_or_Province: NM
Postal_Code: 87103
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 505/248-6662
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 505/248-6788
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mark_jacobsen@fws.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8a.m. - 4:00p.m MST
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.0.3035
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The attributes were verified by displaying them both tabularly and graphically. Unit numbers were checked for accuracy. Measurement attributes were not formally checked for accuracy.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These data are logically consistent. The data was checked for label errors, dangling arcs, node errors, incorrect attribution in Arc/Info and/or ArcView.
Completeness_Report:
The data represents sites with constituent elements used by piping plover in the wintering grounds. Mapped sites were based on information provided by state and federal biologists, Christmas Bird counts, and the 1991 and 1996 International Piping Plover surveys. Omissions may be possible due to the extent of coverage and difficulty of surveying all coastal areas.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Horizontal accuracy was not tested; however, data was created by digiziting on screen using 1 meter Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quads at a 1:5000 view scale. Therefore, it is assumed that the accuracy is within National Map Accuracy Standards of 10m at the 95% C.I. for horizontal accuracy.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Office of Ocean Resources Conservation & Assessment
Title:
Medium Resolution Digital Vector Shoreline
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: seaserver.nos.noaa.gov/projects/shoreline/shoreline.html
Publisher: National Oceanic & Atmoshpheric Administration
Online_Linkage: seaserver.nos.noaa.gov/projects/shoreline/shoreline.html
Source_Scale_Denominator: 70000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19880101
Ending_Date: 19920101
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Unknown
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
noaa
Source_Contribution:
The Medium Resolution Shoreline was used as a guide in determining the shoreline for which mapping of units were conducted.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: unknown
Title:
Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: imagery
Publication_Information:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: www.-wmc.wr.usgs.gov/doq/
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19920101
Ending_Date: 19980101
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Photography Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
doq
Source_Contribution:
The DOQQs source data set provided the imagery in which shoreline was mapped for piping plover wintering sites which was the basis for the creation of the units. The photography was also used to review the unit boundaries and make suggested edits.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Shapefiles were imported into ESRI ArcGIS personal geodatabase
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Featureclass attributes were modified for consistencey with other USFWS Region 2 digital critical habitats.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Individual feature attibutes were updated as needed to reflect changes in the status of the individual units and the overal designation.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This data set was created using Arc/Info 7.1.2 and ArcView3.1 or ArcView3.2a on a Sun ULTRA2 workstation or Windows desktop pc's. The following processing steps were used to create the critical habitat unit boundaries in ArcView and Arc/Info software: 1). The mapped critical habitat shoreline shapefile or coverage was buffered by the buffering distance (calculated by the sum of: the erosion or accretion rate * years from present to the recovery date + erosion or accretion rate * the number of years from present to the date of the photography + doqq error). 2). The newly created buffer polygons were either generalized or bounded by doing on-screen digitizing. 3). Line defining land and water was digitized by hand or by inputting into the layer. 4). Attributes were added to the layer by either manual entry or by populating from a source file.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The data was downloaded from: http://criticalhabitat.fws.gov/crithab/ It was clipped to the offshore boundary, including the areas off the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SCDNR, MRRI
Contact_Person: Jessica Boynton
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
217 Fort Johnson Rd.
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29412
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-953-9163
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: boyntonj@dnr.sc.gov
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 60
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse_Mercator:
Transverse Mercator
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -81.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.0
False_Easting: 500000.0
False_Northing: 0.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.0001
Planar_Distance_Units:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: PipingPloverSE
Entity_Type_Definition:
piping plover critical habiat (Final)
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FR_YR
Attribute_Definition:
Year of designation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition:
Species common name
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WATER_BODY
Attribute_Definition:
Rivers, creeks, lakes or springs included in critical habitat designation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMPLEX
Attribute_Definition:
Complex/Reach identified in critical habitat designation or assigned by FWS staff
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT
Attribute_Definition:
Unit of complex/reach identified in critical habitat designation or assigned by FWS staff
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIP
Attribute_Definition:
Abbreviated spatial description based on Federal Register description
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_STATUS
Attribute_Definition:
Status of individual segments within designation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: D_STATUS
Attribute_Definition:
Status of designation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition_Source:
XTools
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HECTARES
Attribute_Definition_Source:
XTools
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LENGTH_MI
Attribute_Definition:
Segment length in Miles
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LENGTH_KM
Attribute_Definition:
Segment length in Kilometers
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
States included in critical habitat designation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RECOVERY_U
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition:
Counties included in critical habitat designation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPP_CODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Leng
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OTHER_INFO
Attribute_Definition:
Any other information regarding the designation or a particular segment
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: KML_lab
Attribute_Definition:
Label to use when converting to KML.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USFWS
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact_Person: Mark Jacobsen
Contact_Position: Director of Information Management & GIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address:
P.O. Box 1306
City: Albuquerque
State_or_Province: NM
Postal_Code: 87103
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 505/248-6662
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 505/248-6788
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mark_jacobsen@fws.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8a.m. - 4:00p.m MST
Resource_Description: Final critical habitat units for wintering piping plover.
Distribution_Liability:
These data were created in reponse to court orders (Civil No. 1:96-CV02695AER, Civil No. 1:97-CV00777AER) to designate critical habitat for listed populations of piping plover on their wintering grounds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data are not to be redistributed to anyone. These data shall be obtained directly from the appropriate USFWS (see Section 6.1 Distributor) office or official USFWS internet web page, when available. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregated use with other data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: File Geodatabase Feature Class
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130218
Metadata_Review_Date: 20010824
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact_Person: Paul A. Lang
Contact_Position: Ecologist/GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address:
1601 Balboa Ave.
City: Panama City
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32405
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850/769-0552 x230
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 850/763-2177
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: paul_lang@fws.gov
Hours_of_Service: 7a.m. - 3:00p.m CST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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