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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Publication Northern Spotted Owl Sites 2012 Point

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Land Management
Publication_Date: 20130419
Title:
BLM OR Publication Northern Spotted Owl Sites 2012 Point
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
NSO_SITE_PUBLIC_POINT: This is the BLM publication dataset of Northern Spotted Owl nest locations and the land ownership status of those sites. See Supplemental Information for greater detail and a list of Owl Species abreviations used in this data.
Purpose:
BLM Spotted Owl data used for public release.
Supplemental_Information:
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.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20130419
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
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: 45.941082
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.027442
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Northern Spotted Owl
Theme_Keyword: Breeding Pairs
Theme_Keyword: Nest sites
Theme_Keyword: NSO
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM
Theme_Keyword: Management
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2012
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
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.0.3348
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Land Management
Publication_Date: 20140919
Title:
NSO_SITESUM_POINT
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Land Management
Publication_Date: unknown
Title:
NSO (Northern Spotted Owl) network database, BLM Oregon State Office.
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NSO (Northern Spotted Owl) network database, BLM Oregon State Office.
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: 20120901
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
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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: 2215
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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: NSO_SITE_PUBLIC_POINT
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: SITE_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: SITE_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: SITE_DISTRICT
Attribute_Definition:
BLM District that contains the site.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_RESOURCE_AREA
Attribute_Definition:
Resource Area Boundary in which the site occurs.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_TOWNSHIP
Attribute_Definition:
Township number of site
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_RANGE
Attribute_Definition:
Township number of site
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_SECTION
Attribute_Definition:
Section number of site
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_QUARTER_SEC
Attribute_Definition:
Quarter Section location of site
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SIXTEENTH_SEC
Attribute_Definition:
Sixteenth Section location of site
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_UTMX
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: SITE_UTMY
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: L1_PRI_SITE_LO
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: L2_PRI_SITE_LO
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: LAND_ALLOCATION
Attribute_Definition:
Land Allocation code for the land where the site occurs.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAST_YR_PAIR_VERIFIED
Attribute_Definition:
This field is application generated, however it may be manually edited through the Administrative tab.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAST_REPRODUCTION_YR
Attribute_Definition:
This field is application generated, however it may be manually edited through the Administrative tab.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
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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
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:
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: 20141017
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
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