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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 2013 Point

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Title:
BLM OR Publication Northern Spotted Owl Sites 2013 Point

Abstract:
NSO_SITE_PUBLIC_POINT: Data describing Northern Spotted Owl nest locations. See Supplemental Information for greater detail and a list of Owl Species abreviations used in this data.

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.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Bureau of Land Management, 20130419, BLM OR Publication Northern Spotted Owl Sites 2013 Point.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: -125
    East: -116
    North: 49.5
    South: 41.5

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar date: 20130419
    Currentness reference:
    publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Entity point (2215)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is NAD 1983 UTM Zone 10N.

      Projection parameters:
      NAD 1983 UTM Zone 10N
      Scale factor at central meridian: 0.9996
      Longitude of central meridian: -123.0
      Latitude of projection origin: 0.0
      False easting: 500000.0
      False northing: 0.0

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair.
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.0001.
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.0001.
      Planar coordinates are specified in meter.

      The horizontal datum used is D North American 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS 1980.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222101.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    nso_site_public_point
    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Site_District
    BLM District that contains the site. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    080
    Salem
    090
    Eugene
    100
    Roseburg
    110
    Medford
    120
    Coos Bay
    834
    Lakeview

    Site_Resource_Area
    Resource Area Boundary in which the site occurs. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    UR
    Coos Bay,  Umpqua
    MY
    Coos Bay,  Myrtlewood
    GP
    Medford,  Grants Pass
    GL
    Medford,  Glendale
    AS
    Medford,  Ashland
    BF
    Medford, Butte Falls
    SI
    Eugene,  Siuslaw
    UW
    Eugene,  Upper Willamette
    TL
    Salem,  Tillamook
    CC
    Salem,  Cascade
    MP
    Marys Peak
    SW
    Roseburg, Swiftwater
    SR
    Roseburg,  South River
    KL
    Lakeview,  Klamath

    Site_IDNO
    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.  (Source: BLM)
                      

    Site_MSNO
    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. (Source: BLM)
                      

    Location_Name
    Common name of location (Source: BLM)
                      

    Site_Township
    Township number of site (Source: BLM)
                      

    Site_Range
    Range number of site (Source: BLM)
                      

    Site_Section
    Section number of site (Source: BLM)
                      

    Site_Quarter_Sec
    Quarter Section location of site (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    NW
    Northwest
    NE
    Northeast
    SW
    Southwest
    SE
    Southeast

    Sixteenth_Sec
    Sixteenth Section location of site (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    NW
    Northwest
    NE
    Northeast
    SW
    Southwest
    SE
    Southeast

    Site_UTMX
    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. (Source: BLM)
                      

    Site_UTMY
    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. (Source: BLM)
                      

    L1_Pri_Site_LO
    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. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    01
    Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
    02
    Oregon State Department of Forestry
    03
    Oregon State Land Board
    04
    Oregon State Park
    05
    US Forest Service   Region 5
    06
    US Forest Service   Region 6
    07
    Bureau of Land Management
    08
    US Fish and Wildlife Service
    09
    US Park Service
    10
    US Army Corps of Engineers
    11
    TNC
    12
    Indian Reservation
    13
    Oregon State University
    14
    Municipality
    15
    Private
    16
    Washington Department of Wildlife
    17
    Other
    18
    Washington Department of Natural Resources
    19
    County Park

    L2_Pri_Site_LO
    .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. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    028
    Salem BLM
    029
    Eugene BLM
    030
    Roseburg BLM	
    031
    Coos Bay BLM
    032
    Medford BLM	
    084
    Lakeview BLM
    027
    Spokane BLM
    033
    Redding BLM		
    034
    Ukiah BLM
    035
    City of Corvallis
    036
    Weyerhauser
    037
    International Paper
    038
    Crown Zellerbach
    039
    Georgia Pacific
    040
    Willamette Industries
    041
    Publishers
    042
    US Plywood
    043
    City of Portland
    048
    Fall City Timber
    049
    Fergusen Logging Co.
    050
    Seneca
    052
    Roseburg Lumber Co
    053
    Richardson Co., Fall River
    054
    Warm Springs Indian Res.
    055
    Young and Morgan
    056
    Boise Cascade
    057
    Champion International
    058
    Harry Clayton (Estate)
    59
    Samuel Morrison
    060
    Dayton Hyde 
    061
    Trail Creek Lumber Co.
    062
    KOGAP Timber Co.
    063
    Longview Fibre
    064
    Elliott State Forest
    065
    Arant Logging Co.
    066
    C&D Lumber 
    067
    Douglas County Lumber Co.
    068
    George Bellows
    069
    Giustina Brothers
    070
    Gregory Timber Resources
    071
    Hanna Timber Resources
    072
    Lone Rock Timber Co. of Albany
    073
    Moore Mill
    074
    Superior Lumber Co
    075
    Sun Studs
    076
    Whipple
    077
    Woolley Enterprises
    078
    MEDCO
    079
    Timber Products
    080
    T and L
    081
    Spaulding
    082
    Rough and Ready
    083
    Mountain Fir
    085
    City of Riddle
    086
    Hill Family
    087
    Avery Lumber Company
    088
    Kilchis County Parks
    089
    Rosboro Lumber Co.
    090
    South Coast Lumber
    091
    Campbell Group/Hancock Properties
    092
    Douglas County
    997
    Other
    998
    Small Private Landowner
    001
    Gifford Pinchot NF
    002
    Mt Baker Snoqualmie NF	
    003
    Olympic NF
    004
    Colville NF	
    005
    Okanogan NF	
    006
    Wenatchee NF
    007
    Mt Hood NF	
    008
    Willamette NF
    009
    Siuslaw NF
    010
    Umpqua NF	
    011
    Rogue River NF	
    012
    Siskiyou NF
    013
    Deschutes NF
    014
    Wimena NF
    015
    Fremont NF
    016
    Six Rivers NF	
    017
    Shasta Trinity NF
    018
    Klamath NF
    019
    Mendocino NF
    020
    Modoc NF
    044
    Malheur NF
    045
    Ochoco NF
    046
    Umatilla NF
    047
    Wallowa Whitman NF
    021
    North Cascades NP
    022
    Olympic NP
    023
    Mount Rainier NP
    024
    Crater Lake NP
    025
    Oregon Caves NM
    026
    Redwood NP

    Land_Allocation
    Land Allocation code for the land where the site occurs. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    CGR
    Congressionally Reserved Area.
    LSR
    Late-successional Reserve.
    100
    100 acre core assigned to site center (use this for those IDNOs that were officially assigned 100 acre core areas under the ROD (pre 1994). 
    L100
    Use if a site on federal-administered land falls within a designated 100 acre core, but it is not the site (or alternate) that the 100 acre core area was created around.
    AMA
    Adaptive Management Area.
    MLS
    Managed Late-succession Area.
    AWA
    Administratively Withdrawn Area (use only if the administrative area is over 100 acres in size, otherwise code to Matrix).
    MAT
    Matrix (use this code if none of the above codes apply or if the site would otherwise fall within a riparian zone- there is no specific land allocation code provided for riparian zone). 
    ND
    No data, either missing data or non federal lands.

    Last_Yr_Pair_Verified
    This field is application generated, however it may be manually edited through the Administrative tab.   (Source: BLM)
                      

    Last_Reproduction_Yr
    This field is application generated, however it may be manually edited through the Administrative tab.   (Source: BLM)
                      

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Coordinates defining the features.

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Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

    • Bureau of Land Management

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Bruce Hollen
    Bureau of Land Management
    Wildlife Biologist
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503-808-6604 (voice)
    bhollen@blm.gov
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Why was the data set created?

Spotted Owl data used for public release. Private land holders data has been removed to comply with privacy law. It will be replacing the outdated (last updated in 2005) corporate layer soc_point.

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    NSO (Northern Spotted Owl) network database, BLM Oregon State Office. (source 1 of 1)

    Bureau of Land Management, unknown, NSO (Northern Spotted Owl) network database, BLM Oregon State Office..

    Type of source media: None

  2. What changes have been made?

    Date: 20120901 (change 1 of 2)
    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.

    Person responsible for change:
    Eric Hiebenthal
    Bureau of Land Management
    GIS Data Administrator
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    (503) 808-6565 (voice)
    ehiebent@blm.gov

    Date: 20130419 (change 2 of 2)
    LAST_YR_PAIR_VERIFIED - for all years prior to 2012, these fields were populated from the existing data. For 2012, they were populated with 2012 IF the "Summary_Pair_Status" field in NSO_Sum_REMC = P or A. LAST_REPRODUCTION_YR - for all years prior to 2012, these fields were populated from the existing data. For 2012, they were populated with 2012 IF the "Final_Nest_Repro" field in NSO_Sum_REMC = F. Land_Allocation was calculated from the existing NSO_Site_Point featureclass. All features where the attribute "L1_Pri_Site_LO" = 15 have been excluded.

    Person responsible for change:
    Katherine McHugh
    Bureau of Land Management
    GIS Spec
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    (503) 808-6554 (voice)
    kmchugh@blm.gov

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How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

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How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

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 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.

Distributor 1 of 1

  1. Who distributes the data set?

    Eric Hiebenthal
    Bureau of Land Management
    GIS Data Management Specialist
    P.O Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503-808-6340 (voice)
    503-808-6419 (FAX)
    ehiebent@blm.gov
    Contact Instructions:
    contact instructions

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    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.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Cost to order the data: Contact distributor.


    • Special instructions:

      Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

  6. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?

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Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 20120924
Last reviewed: 20130423

Metadata author:
Roger Mills
Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
GIS Specialist
P.O. Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208
US

(503) 808-6340 (voice)
(503) 808-6419 (FAX)
r2mills@blm.gov
Hours of Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact Instructions:
None

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata(FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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