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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Northern Spotted Owl Sites 2016 Publication Point

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Land Management
Title:
BLM OR Northern Spotted Owl Sites 2016 Publication Point
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://www.blm.gov/or/gis/data.php
Description:
Abstract:
NSO_SITE_POINT: This data describes Northern Spotted Owl nest locations and the land ownership of those sites. See Supplemental Information for greater detail and a list of Owl Species abreviations used in this data.
Purpose:
Data is the public release of BLM corporate source NSO site data to be used for planning and resource management.
Supplemental_Information:
Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Northern Spotted Owl (NSO A published revision of the Department Manual's Part 305: Departmental Science Effects, Chapter 3: Integrity of Scientific and Scholarly Activities (305 DM 3), effective December 16, 2014, is available online at: http://elips.doi.gov/ELIPS/DocView.aspx?id=4056. Scholarly information considered in Departmental decision making must be robust, of the highest quality, and the result of as rigorous scientific and scholarly processes as can be achieved. Most importantly, it must be trustworthy. This policy helps us to achieve that standard (http://www.doi.gov/scientificintegrity/index.cfm.) The spotted owl Site data are coordinates that have been determined to be unique locations through evidence of continued use by owls. A Site is designated for any location of breeding spotted owls, the presence of young before dispersal, the repeated location of a pair during a single season or over several years, or some other strong indication of continued occupation. The repeated detection of a single owl during the same season or over several years usually does not warrant a Site designation. If the owl's center of activity/nest grove has moved sufficiently to change critical Site file information, a new Alternate is designated. An Alternate Site Center will normally result from the location of a new nest tree or newly fledged juveniles at a new location for a previously known pair. Some examples of a sufficient change are; location in a different 1/16 Section, location greater than ΒΌ mile from a previous Alternate, landowner change, different administrative designation, change in land classification such as critical habitat, etc. One exception to this is when barred owls occupy historic Sites or Alternates. The presence of barred owls may result in abandonment of a site center, documenting the new spotted owl use area is important in these instances. A new Alternate that is not based on a nest grove should have at least 2 years of known activity at that location without use of another Alternate. Each Site location is assigned a unique four digit master site number (MSNO), the MSNO followed by a letter designating the Alternate (O, A, B, etc) is the assigned five digit Identification number (IDNO). A single, or multiple IDNO's may exist for each Site. The spotted owl summary portion of the data includes a single record for each year at every owl site with survey effort (and some with no survey effort), and is compiled from all survey visits during the given year. The summary data is attached to the coordinate for a unique IDNO at each site. Each summary record includes information such as survey effort, occupancy, nesting status, and reproductive status. When using the information from the summary data, be aware of the definitions so the data is correctly interpreted. STOC Northern Spotted Owl, only spotted owls are surveyed for or detected. STVA Barred Owl, only barred owls are detected. STNE Great Gray Owl, only great gray owls are detected. SBOH Spotted Owl Barred Owl hybrid, any generation, (no pure bred spotted owls present). This code will also be used on the rare instances when a hybrid/STVA mixed pair are encountered. STMX - Mixed pair (one pure bred spotted owl present). Provide a description of the species composition in the Comment field, e.g. Male spotted owl with a female barred owl. Be conservative when making this determination since this implies that the individuals are actually a social pair. A male and female should be detected in close proximity several times during the year. STUN Genus Strix, unknown species. BUVI Great Horned Owl detected.
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.312174
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.985674
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.856465
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.023569
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM
Theme_Keyword: Geospatial
Theme_Keyword: Management
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Breeding Pairs
Theme_Keyword: Northern Spotted Owl
Theme_Keyword: Nest sites
Theme_Keyword: NSO
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Place_Keyword: Washington
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 might 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 sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data might 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 from 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 data may be updated by the BLM without notification.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Bruce Hollen
Contact_Position: Wildlife Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6604
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bhollen@blm.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
OR/WA BLM
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Land Management
Publication_Date: 20140919
Title:
NSO_SITESUM_POINT
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
No formal logical accuracy tests were conducted.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No formal logical accuracy tests were conducted.
Completeness_Report:
Data is complete and accurate for BLM managed lands in Oregon and Washington.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
No formal logical accuracy tests were conducted.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Land Management
Publication_Date: 20160608
Title:
NSO (Northern Spotted Owl) network database, BLM Oregon State Office.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
No metadata or title for this table.
Type_of_Source_Media: onLine
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NSO_SUMMARY_20160608
Source_Contribution:
OR?WA BLM
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Land Management
Publication_Date: 20160608
Title:
NSO (Northern Spotted Owl) network database, BLM Oregon State Office.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
No metadata or title for this table.
Type_of_Source_Media: onLine
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NSO_MSNO_20160608
Source_Contribution:
OR/WA BLM
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Land Management
Publication_Date: 20160608
Title:
NSO (Northern Spotted Owl) network database, BLM Oregon State Office.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
No metadata or title for this table.
Type_of_Source_Media: onLine
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NSO_SITE_20160608
Source_Contribution:
OR/WA BLM
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The NSO network database Site and Summary tables were queried. Two files were created, one consisting of only Site information, and one consisting of all Summary information with Site file coordinates attached to it. Within each of these files the data has been broken into 2 categories, the "internal" category includes all data points, the "external" does not include data points on private land.
Process_Date: 20140901
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Contact_Position: GIS Data Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6565
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehiebent@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
1. Snapshot taken of NSO Site, Summary, and MSNO tables. NSO_Snapshot_20160608.mdb NSO_SUMMARY_20160608 NSO_SITE_20160608 NSO_MSNO_20160608 2. Edited NSO_SITE_20160608 to remove BSNO and TSNO sites. 3. Tables displayed as event tables using Site UTM fields, UTM 10 NAD 83 projection. Exported as feature classes. NSO_SITE_20160608_PT NSO_SUMMARY_20160608_PT (Joined to NSO_SITE_20160608_PT for geographic attributes) 4. Added MS_LNAME (Master Site Number Location Name) field to the NSO_SITE_20160608_PT feature class. 5. Joined NSO_SITE_20160608_PT to a copy of the MSNO (Master Site Number) table and calculated the Location Name field. 6. Copied existing spotted_owl geodatabase from g:\corp\BLMReplication\ORWA_rep_gdb. Truncated feature classes. Updated field data types and max lengths to match the NSO database. It appears the existing data types were taken from the excel spreadsheet that was used to generate the data and are less precise. 7. Created geodatabase domains for the fields in the template geodatabase using the latest NSO lists of values. Removed the Geographic Province and Summary Tree Location fields because they no longer exist within the NSO database. Added species fields. 8. Loaded data from NSO_SITE_20160608_PT into nso_site_point in the spotted_owl_2015 geodatabase. 9. Loaded data from NSO_SUMMARY_20160608_PT into nso_sitesum_point in the spotted_owl_2015 geodatabase. 10. Assigned domains to the appropriate fields to improve the usability of the data. Did not include domains for Summary Code fields as per Mike Blow. 11. Select data from nso_site_point and nso_sitesum_point where the location of records is within BLM ownership. Where the Primary Landowner is BLM (code 07) and USFS (code 06) 12. Exported data to spotted_owl_pub_2015 geodatabase. Assigned domains to the appropriate fields in the public geodatabase.
Process_Date: 20160608
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: OR?WA BLM
Contact_Person: Dana Baker-Allum
Contact_Position: GIS Application Developer / eGIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503 808-6320
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dbakerallum@blm.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: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 2261
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 8.98315284119521e-009
Longitude_Resolution: 8.98315284119521e-009
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
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: OSODBA.NSO_SITE_PUBLIC_POINT
Entity_Type_Definition:
Northern Spotted Owl site location and species data.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
BLM
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: Location_Name
Attribute_Definition:
Common name of location
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MSNO
Attribute_Definition:
A unique 4 digit Master Site Number is assigned to each designated site under a statewide numbering system coordinated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Northwest Region Office.  Obtain new numbers from the Corvallis office of the ODFW (737-4186). When determining whether to designate a new site, be sure to check the location (T R Sec), as well as the name, to avoid duplication.  The previous database allowed temporary Master Site Numbers, currently there is no data on temporary site locations, however a unique number may be used in the Unassigned Visits table.   If sufficient information to designate a site is obtained, a new number will be entered into this Site Table and the Unassigned Visit records which apply to that MSNO will be moved to the new MSNO in the Visit Table.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IDNO
Attribute_Definition:
The Identification number is a concatenation of the MSNO and Location Identifier which narrows down the specific location within the MSNO site to a site center when more then one Site Center has been established.  The application concatenates the value.  This is not a field in the database but may be used to query the database.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: District
Attribute_Definition:
BLM District that contains the site.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RA
Attribute_Definition:
Resource Area Boundary in which the site occurs.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Town
Attribute_Definition:
Township number of site
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Range
Attribute_Definition:
Range number of site
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Section_
Attribute_Definition:
Section number of site
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: QuartSec
Attribute_Definition:
Quarter Section location of site
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SixteenSec
Attribute_Definition:
Sixteenth Section location of site
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTMX83
Attribute_Definition:
A 6 digit code for the site center in UTM coordinates. A typical entry of UTMX would be 513623.  The last digit indicates an accuracy to within 1 meter.  If you do not feel that the location is accurate to 1 meter, fill the last place(s) with 0 (513620).  All UTM entries are in North America Datum 27, Zone 10.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTMY83
Attribute_Definition:
A 7 digit code for the site center in UTM coordinates. A typical entry of UTMY would be 513623.  The last digit indicates an accuracy to within 1 meter.  If you do not feel that the location is accurate to 1 meter, fill the last place(s) with 0 (513620).  All UTM entries are in North America Datum 27, Zone 10.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PriSiteLO
Attribute_Definition:
The Level 1 landowner is a 2 digit code indicating the landowner or agency administering the land at the nest site, core area, or whatever point on the map is the site center(primary landowner).  This is ownership at the actual point, and may be different from the Resource Area boundary designated in the field SI_GI above.  If a second landowner exists within the immediate vicinity (e. g. 1/4 mile) of the owl, the Level 1 secondary landowner is entered as SI_L1S.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PriSiteLO_2
Attribute_Definition:
A 3 digit code for the secondary level of land ownership, such as National Forest, BLM District, Private Company, Municipality, Reservation, etc. for the nest site, core area, or whatever point on the map is the site center.  If a second landowner exists within the immediate vicinity (e. g. 1/4 mile) of the owl, the secondary landowner is entered as SI_L2S.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DemogArea
Attribute_Definition:
2 character alphabetical code for Demographic area
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Not within a demography area
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: KL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Klamath study area
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
North coast study area
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AD
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Other demography study area - describe in comments.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: RB
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Roseburg study area (Tyee)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
South cascades study area
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_SPECIES
Attribute_Definition:
Species type
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: STOC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Northern Spotted Owl, only spotted owls are surveyed for or detected.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: STVA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Barred Owl, only barred owls are detected.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SBOH
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
 Spotted Owl   Barred Owl hybrid, any generation, (no pure bred spotted owls present).  This code will also be used on the rare instances when a hybrid/STVA mixed pair are encountered.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: STMX
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Mixed pair (one pure bred spotted owl present).   Provide a description of the species composition in the Comment field, e.g. Male spotted owl with a female barred owl.  Be conservative when making this determination since this implies that the individuals are actually a social pair.  A male and female should be detected in close proximity several times during the year. 
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: STUN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Genus Strix, unknown species.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BUVI
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Great Horned Owl detected.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BLM
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Contact_Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6340
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 503-808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehiebent@blm.gov
Contact Instructions:
contact instructions
Resource_Description: Downloadable 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Arc GIS Feature Class
Format_Version_Number: Feature Class
Format_Specification:
Winzip
File_Decompression_Technique: Winzip
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering_Instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20160720
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Contact_Person: Roger Mills
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6340
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: tdd/tty phone
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: r2mills@blm.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact Instructions:
None
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
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