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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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BLM OR Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Polygon
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: BLM OR Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Polygon
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publication date: 20140205
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
ACEC_POLY: This data set shows the distribution of Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) under BLM management in Oregon and Washington.
Purpose:
The purpose of this dataset is to depict the current status of ACECs in Washington and Oregon in order to assist BLM staff in the resource management and planning process. ACECs are administratively designated areas where special management attention is needed to protect and prevent irreparable damage to important historic, cultural and scenic values; fish, wildlife resources or other natural systems or processes; or to protect human life and safety from natural hazards. BLM authority to designate these areas has been mandated by Congress through the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). (Purpose Statement Source - Utah BLM FAC sheet).
Supplemental information:
ACEC (Areas of Environmental Concern)
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Medford District
Person: Mark R Mousseaux
Position: ACEC Data Steward
Phone: (541) 618-2232
Email: mmoussea@blm.gov
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
3040 Biddle Road
City: Medford
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97504
County: US
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20140205
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: Cultural Resources, Land Use Planning, Special Management Areas
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-Theme
Theme:
Keywords: Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, ACEC
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: environment
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme:
Keywords: planningCadastre, environment
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Place:
Keywords: Pacific Northwest, ACEC
Keyword thesaurus: None
Place:
Keywords: Washington, Oregon
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-State
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
PUBLIC DATA: None, these data are considered public domain.
Use constraints:
These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. These data are neither legal documents nor land surveys, and must not be used as such. Official records may be referenced at most BLM offices. Please report any errors in the data to the BLM office for which it was obtained. The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Any Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. The User should not misrepresent the data, nor imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This information may be updated without notification.
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: OR/WA Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (Line)
Publication date: 20080101
Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Coordinate System Details
Geographic coordinate system
Latitude resolution: 2e-008
Longitude resolution: 2e-008
Geographic coordinate units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid name: GRS 1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222101
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -124.513434 (latitude)
East -116.784579 (latitude)
North 48.977140 (longitude)
South 41.978511 (longitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Entity and attribute overview:
Attributes are provided that give basic information about source, type, and accuracy of the line data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Indirect spatial reference method: Oregon
Attributes of OSODBA.ACEC_POLY
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern attributed for basic information including designation process, date, and type.
Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
ACEC_NAME
Definition:
The official name of the Area of Critical Environmental Concern
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
ACEC_TYPE
Definition:
The type of ACEC designation for this area
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
ACEC
Area of Critical Environmental Concern
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ONA
Outstanding Natural Area
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
RNA
Research Natural Area
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
ACEC_VALUE
Definition:
Values requiring special management attention that factored into the area being designated an ACEC.  More than one value can be present and concatenated together with a "/" separator.  Most important should be listed first.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
BOT
Botanical
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CELL
Oregon Natural Heritage Program "cell"
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CULT
Cultural
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
FW
Fish and Wildlife
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
GEOL
Geological
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
HAZ
Natural Hazards
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
HIST
Historical
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NAT
Generic natural processes if BOT, GEOL, FW not specified
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
SCEN
Scenic
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
BLM_ORG_CD
Definition:
Combination of the BLM "State" and Resource Area which has administrative responsibility for the Special Management Area.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
CA000
California BLM
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CAN01
Northern California Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CAN02
Alturas Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CAN03
Arcata Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CAN06
Redding Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CAN07
Surprise Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ID000
Idaho BLM
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDB00
Boise District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDB01
Four Rivers Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDB03
Owyhee Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDC00
Coeur d'Alene District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDC01
Coeur d'Alene Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDC02
Cottonwood Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NV000
Nevada BLM
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NVE00
Elko District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NVE02
Tuscarora Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NVW00
Winnemucca District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NVW01
Humboldt River Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
OR000
Oregon/Washington BLM
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORB00
Burns District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORB05
Three Rivers Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORB06
Andrews Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORC00
Coos Bay District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORC03
Umpqua Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORC04
Myrtlewood Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORE00
Eugene District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORE05
Siuslaw Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORE06
Upper Willamette Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORL00
Lakeview District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORL04
Klamath Falls Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORL05
Lakeview Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORM00
Medford District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORM05
Butte Falls Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORM06
Ashland Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORM07
Grants Pass Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORM08
Glendale Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORP00
Prineville District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORP04
Central Oregon Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORP06
Deschutes Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORR00
Roseburg District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORR04
Swiftwater Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORR05
South River Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORS00
Salem District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORS04
Cascades Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORS05
Marys Peak Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORS06
Tillamook Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORV00
Vale District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORV04
Malheur Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORV05
Baker Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORV06
Jordan Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORW00
Spokane District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORW02
Wenatchee Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORW03
Border Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
ACT_PL_DT
Definition:
The date of the monitoring or activity plan (if any) for the particular ACEC.   YYYYMMDD format.  Provide as much date information as is available but must  include, at a minimum, the year (YYYY).
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
GIS_ACRES
Definition:
The area of a polygon as calculated by GIS in acres.  Must be recalculated with  every edit submission.  The acres will be automatically calculated when the  feature classes are published.  The BLM_ORG_CD will be used to determine the  appropriate projection
Attribute definition source:
BLM
DSG_AC
Definition:
The official designated acres of the ACEC as recorded in the Federal Register.  This is not the GIS derived acres and does not change.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
SHAPE.AREA
SHAPE.LEN
LUP_NAME
Definition:
The official name of the land use plan that originally created the Special Management Area
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Feature class
Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Count: 453
Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
Meet BLM topology rules
Completeness report:
Geometry: Polygons do not form a continuous "wall-to-wall" cover across BLM lands. Polygons do not overlap, but may have gaps and donut holes. . Topology: ACEC_ POLY lines are coincident with ACEC_ARC lines and together make the feature dataset, Areas_of_Critical_Environmental_Concern. Integration Requirements: ACEC is created from merging together many different input themes. Attributes on the ACEC_ARC provide the information needed to update lines using the correct sources (either by replacement or snapping) and maintain integration across feature classes
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
Accuracy requirements are generally determined by the required use of the GIS data by individual field offices.
Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
BLM FOI
Title: Forest Operations Inventory
Originators: BLM Oregon State Office
Publisher: OR BLM
Publication place: Portland, OR
Publication date: unknown
Map scale denominator: 1200
Media: None
Source contribution:
Polygon
Date: unknown
Currentness reference:
Unknown
LLI
Title: Landlines Oregon (Polygon, Node, Line)
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publisher: OR BLM
Publication place: Portland, OR
Publication date: 19960901
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: onLine
Source contribution:
Lines, Reference
GTRN
Title: Ground Transportation Roads and Trails
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publisher: OR BLM
Publication place: Portland, OR
Publication date: unknown
Data type: map
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: None
Source contribution:
Lines
Beginning date: 20020101 Beginning time: unknown
Ending date: unknown
Currentness reference:
publication date
GCDB
Title: Geographic Coordinate Database Oregon (Point and Line)
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publisher: OR BLM
Publication place: Portland, OR
Publication date: 19890101
Data type: map
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: onLine
Source contribution:
Lines, reference
Date: unknown
Currentness reference:
publication date
Streams
Title: Streams, Linear Features (Line, Node)
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publisher: OR BLM
Publication place: Portland, OR
Publication date: 19970915
Media: None
Source contribution:
Lines
DOQ
Title: Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles
Originators: USGS
Publisher: EROS Data Center
Publication place: Sioux Falls
Publication date: unknown
Data type: map
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: onLine
Source contribution:
Reference
Date: 19890222 Time: unknown
Currentness reference:
ground condition
DRG
Title: Digital Raster Graphics
Originators: USGS
Data type: map
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: onLine
Source contribution:
Reference
Date: unknown
Currentness reference:
publication date
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Updated and realigned ACEC polygons to the Land Lines Index (LLI). BLM land boundaries where used as the primary defining reference. Where BLM jurisdictional lines were not available (i.e. private lands, interior direction changes, island boundaries within major rivers), PLSS lines where used where possible. Boundaries that followed 1/4 sections or smaller units where estimated and should be considered accurate to +- 10 feet. In the case of islands and riverbank boundaries (e.g. islands within the Yakima Islands ACEC) the 2009 NAIP Imagery was used to define boundaries. Accuracy along these boundaries were considered to be +-10 feet. Additionally, previous ACEC parcels were not consistant about whether a parcel that was bisected by a larger river included the river as part of the polygon (e.g. one polygon vs two polygon w/o the river included). In order to be consistant, as well as be in agreement with LLI, large rivers were included within parcels for each ACEC where present. Because Yakima Canyon ACEC and Yakima River Cliffs - Umtanum Ridge ACEC are designated as two separate ACECs, the river was excluded from either of these adjacent parcels.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Wenatchee Resource Area
Person: Alan Monek
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (509) 665-2124
Email: amonek@blm.gov
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
915 N. Walla Walla
City: Wenatchee
State or Province: WA
Postal code: 98801-1521
County: US
Process date: unknown
Process Step 2
Process description:
Current version of dataset was redesigned and loaded into ArcSDE
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Stanley Frazier
Position: State Data Administrator
Phone: 503-808-6009
Fax: 503-808-6419
Email: Stan_Frazier@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208-2965
County: US
Process date: 20080101
Process Step 3
Process description:
Updated and realigned ACEC polygons to the Land Lines Index (LLI). BLM land boundaries where used as the primary defining reference. Where BLM jurisdictional lines where not available (i.e. private lands, interior direction changes, island boundaries within major rivers), PLSS lines where used where possible. Boundaries that followed 1/4 sections or smaller units where estimated and should be considered accurate to +- 10 feet. In the case of islands and riverbank boundaries (e.g. islands within the Yakima Islands ACEC) the 2009 NAIP Imagery was used to define boundaries. Accuracy along these boundaries were considered to be +-10 feet. Additionally, previous ACEC parcels were not consistant about whether a parcel that was bisected by a larger river included the river as part of the polygon (e.g. one polygon vs two polygon w/o the river included). In order to be consistant, as well as be in agreement with LLI, large rivers were included within parcels for each ACEC where present. Because Yakima Canyon ACEC and Yakima River Cliffs - Umtanum Ridge ACEC are designated as two separate ACECs, the river was excluded from either of these adjacent parcels.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Wenatchee Field Office
Person: Alan Monek
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (509) 665-2142
Fax: (509) 665-2121
Email: amonek@blm.gov
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
915 Walla Walla
City: Wenatchee
State or Province: WA
Postal code: 98801
County: US
Process date: 20101101
Process Step 4
Process description:
Converted organization codes from the Oregon/Washington developed codes, to 5-character codes based on the DOI Financial and Business Management System (FBMS) standard.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Steve Salas
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 503 808-6416
Email: ssalas@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20110101
Process Step 5
Process description:
Adjusted boundaries to align with Juniper Dunes Wilderness
Organization: BLM, Spokane District
Person: Mike Fallon
Position: GIS Specialist
Process date: 20110428
Process Step 6
Process description:
Changes in data standard. Added attributes GIS ACRES, LUP_NAME. PLANID field removed.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Roger Mills
Position: GIS Metadata Specialist
Phone: (503) 808-6340
Email: r2mills@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20130204
Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Distribution liability:
The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. No warranty is made by the BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data; nor shall the act of distribution to contractors, partners, or beyond, constitute any such warranty for individual or aggregate data use with other data. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers of BLM, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BLM regarding the use of these data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the BLM have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of the use or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by BLM.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Phone: 503-808-6565
Fax: 503-808-6419
Email: ehiebent@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20130327
Last metadata review date: 20130204
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Roger Mills
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (503) 808-6340
Fax: (503) 808-6419
Telecommunications Device or Teletypewriter (TDD/TTY) phone: tdd/tty phone
Email: r2mills@blm.gov
Hours of service: 8:00-4:00
Instructions:
None
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Metadata Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the metadata because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classifiction system: Not Classified
Security classification: Unclassified
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
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Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
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