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BLM OR Publication Northern Spotted Owl Sites 2013 Point
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: BLM OR Publication Northern Spotted Owl Sites 2013 Point
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publication date: 20130419
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
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.
Purpose:
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 It will be replacing the outdated (last updated in 2005) corporate layer soc_point.
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.
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Bruce Hollen
Position: Wildlife Biologist
Phone: 503-808-6604
Email: bhollen@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20130419
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: Irregular
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: Wildlife
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-Theme
Theme:
Keywords: NSO, Breeding Pairs, Nest sites, Northern Spotted Owl
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: biota, environment
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme:
Keywords: biota, environment
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Place:
Keywords: Oregon, Washington
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 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.
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: NSO_SITESUM_POINT
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publication date: 20120924
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
Map projection
Map projection name: 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 Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate resolution: 0.0001
Planar distance units: meter
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 -125 (latitude)
East -116 (latitude)
North 49.5 (longitude)
South 41.5 (longitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Attributes of nso_site_public_point
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Site_District
Definition:
BLM District that contains the site.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
080
Salem
090
Eugene
100
Roseburg
110
Medford
120
Coos Bay
834
Lakeview
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Site_Resource_Area
Definition:
Resource Area Boundary in which the site occurs.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
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
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Site_IDNO
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
Site_MSNO
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
Location_Name
Definition:
Common name of location
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Site_Township
Definition:
Township number of site
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Site_Range
Definition:
Range number of site
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Site_Section
Definition:
Section number of site
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Site_Quarter_Sec
Definition:
Quarter Section location of site
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
NW
Northwest
NE
Northeast
SW
Southwest
SE
Southeast
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Sixteenth_Sec
Definition:
Sixteenth Section location of site
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
NW
Northwest
NE
Northeast
SW
Southwest
SE
Southeast
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Site_UTMX
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
Site_UTMY
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
L1_Pri_Site_LO
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 domain values
Value Definition
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
Attribute definition source:
BLM
L2_Pri_Site_LO
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 domain values
Value Definition
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
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Land_Allocation
Definition:
Land Allocation code for the land where the site occurs.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
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.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Last_Yr_Pair_Verified
Definition:
This field is application generated, however it may be manually edited through the Administrative tab.  
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Last_Reproduction_Yr
Definition:
This field is application generated, however it may be manually edited through the Administrative tab.  
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: Entity point
Count: 2215
Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
NSO (Northern Spotted Owl) network database, BLM Oregon State Office.
Title: NSO (Northern Spotted Owl) network database, BLM Oregon State Office.
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publication date: unknown
Media: None
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
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.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Position: GIS Data Administrator
Phone: (503) 808-6565
Email: ehiebent@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20120901
Process Step 2
Process description:
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.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Katherine McHugh
Position: GIS Spec
Phone: (503) 808-6554
Email: kmchugh@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20130419
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
Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Phone: 503-808-6340
Fax: 503-808-6419
Email: ehiebent@blm.gov
Instructions:
contact instructions
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20120924
Last metadata review date: 20130423
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 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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