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BLM OR Northern Spotted Owl Site Summary Publication 2013 Point
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Citation
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Title: BLM OR Northern Spotted Owl Site Summary Publication 2013 Point
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publication date: 20140919
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
NSO_SITESUM_PUBLIC_POINT: Data describing Northern Spotted Owl (NSO) nest sites, pair status, reproductive data, visits, etc. 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.
Point Of Contact
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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
Data Type
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Native dataset environment: ArcGIS, Citrix, Windows 2007
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20140919
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
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Data status: In work
Update frequency: Irregular
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: Wildlife, Management
Keyword thesaurus: BLM
Theme:
Keywords: Nest Sites, Breeding Pairs, Summary, NSO, Publication, 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
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-State
Data Access Constraints
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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
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: NSO_SITE_POINT
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publication date: 20140919
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: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Longitude resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-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
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_SITESUM_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
Resource_Area
Definition:
BLM Resource Area
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Umpqua (definition not provided)
Myrtlewood (definition not provided)
Grants Pass (definition not provided)
Glendale (definition not provided)
Ashland (definition not provided)
Buttel Falls (definition not provided)
Siuslaw (definition not provided)
Upper Willamette (definition not provided)
Tillamook (definition not provided)
Cascade (definition not provided)
Mary's Peak (definition not provided)
Swiftwater (definition not provided)
South River (definition not provided)
Klamath (definition not provided)
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Location_Name
Definition:
Common name of location
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Summary_IDNO
Definition:
A concatenation of the MSNO and Location Identifier (Alternate) in the Site table.  When there are multiple Alternates, this narrows down the specific location within the MSNO site where the summary data has been collected.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Summary_MSNO
Definition:
A unique 4 digit Master Site Number assigned to each designated site under a statewide numbering system coordinated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Northwest Region Office.  
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Summary_Year
Definition:
A 4 character field representing the year the summary data is collected.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Day_Visits
Definition:
The number of day visits to the site during the year, these do not include the opportunistic or incomplete "Additional" visits. 
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Night_Visits
Definition:
The number of night visits to the site during the year, these do not include the opportunistic or incomplete "Additional" visits.  Night visits include visits spanning day and night if the majority of the survey occurred during the night.  
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Males
Definition:
The maximum number of males present at the site during the year.  All for species STOC, for the particular IDNO.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Females
Definition:
The maximum number of females present at the site during the year.  All for species STOC, for the particular IDNO
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Unknowns
Definition:
The maximum number of non-juveniles at the site during the year where the sex is not determined.  Use this field only if the number of unknown sex birds exceeds the number of known sex birds.  For example, if 2 unknown sex birds are detected on one visit, and a male is detected on another visit, the number of unknown sex equals 1 and the number of males equal 1.  If all of the Visits to the IDNO resulted in nothing but unknowns, the number of unknowns is counted. All for species STOC, for the particular IDNO. 
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Fledglings
Definition:
The maximum number of fledglings detected audibly or visually at the site during the year.  Fledglings are defined as young that have left the nest tree.  All for species STOC, for the particular IDNO.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Summary_Pair_Status
Definition:
A single character code which lists the Pair Status for the IDNO for the summary year.  For sites with an owl confirmed at another site, both sites will be summarized as occupied.  Manually edit the summary file with comments regarding possible duplicate occupation, the need to combine nesting or reproduction, or justification for limited surveys at one of the sites.  Since only STOC is summarized by the application, any visits with a species STMX (mixed species, one pure spotted owl) or STUN (unknown Strix) will need manual edits.  Pair Status is determined as follows for species STOC:
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
A
 A pair plus at least one additional adult/subadult at the site.  If the following conditions exist and the number of males and/or number of females > 1: 1)  Two visits separated by at least one week that have a Visit Pair Status of "P"2)  If during the visit, a male was detected and mouse fate = "G" or "F" or "M" (Taken to the female) 3)  If a banded owl male and a banded owl female are confirmed, and they also existed the previous year. 4)  If the nesting status (tblVisit.VI_NS) equal "I"(Incubation or Brooding), "O"(Nestlings or Branchers), or "F"(Fledglings Observed). 
P
A pair, this includes instances where only one adult/subadult is detected but young are present.  If the following conditions exist and the number of males = 1 and the number of females = 1: 1)  Two distinct visits separated by at least one week have a Pair Status (tblVisit.VI_PR) of "P" 2)  If during the visit, a male was detected and a record exists for that male where tblMouseFate.MF_FM  = "G" (Taken to mate who cached it) 3)  If a banded owl male and a banded owl female are confirmed, and they also existed the previous year. 4)  If the nesting status (tblVisit.VI_NS) equal "I"(Incubation or Brooding), "O"(Nestlings or Branchers), or "F"(Fledglings Observed).
U
A male and female are detected, but the pair relationship does not fit "P" or "A".  If the above criteria produce null results and at least one male and one female are detected on at least two separate visits separated by at least one week.
S
A single bird is detected at least 2 times during the year and at least 6 visits are completed.  There is no detection of the opposite sex.  If both A and P produce null results, but only one sex is detected in at least two visits separated by at least one week, and at least one visit has to be before August 1st, and there are 6 or more than visits recorded. 
B
The same as S but 5 visits or less.
X
If all of the above produce null results, but there was at least one owl detected on one of the visits.  Usually a single response by a bird.  
N
Not occupied, high survey effort.  If there were 6 or more visits, and of those visits, 4 or more were night visits, and there were no owls detected on any of the visits.
K
Not occupied, moderate survey effort.  If the number of visits were 3 or more and no owls are detected, and at least 2 visits were night visits, and all of the above produced null results.
Z
Unknown occupancy, low survey effort.  If no owls are detected and all of the above produced null results and at least 3 visits.
Q
Unknown occupancy, very low survey effort.  If no owls are detected and 2 or less 3 visits.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Summary_Nesting_Status
Definition:
A single character code which lists the Nesting Status for the IDNO for the summary year.  
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
I
Nesting is confirmed on or before 31 May.  This includes visits where Nesting Status was determined to be incubation, brooding, nestlings, or detection of fledglings and one of the following: 1)  At least one nesting status visit occurred during the month of May. 2)  There were two visits with the nesting status above on or before 30 April, and the visits are at least one week apart.
N
Not nesting is confirmed on or before 31 May.  This includes visits where Nesting Status was determined to be Not Nesting and one of the following: 1)  Only one visit needed.  Nest Status Support determined to be Brood Patch Absent-captured female, and the visit occurred after 15 April and before ??1 June??. 2)  Only one visit needed.  The visit occurred after 15 May but before 1 June. 3)  Two visits are needed with Nesting Status equal to Not Nesting.  They were separated by at least one week, and the first visit occurred after 30 April but before 16 May. 4)  Two visits occurred with Nesting Status equal to Not Nesting.  They were separated by at least three weeks, and the first visit occurred during April.
U
Unknown nesting status.  If all the above produce null results, then Nesting Status = U.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Summary_Tree_Loc
Definition:
A single character code which indicates the location of the nest tree.  The nest tree will still be considered located even if it is only located once on or before 30 April and the summary does not determine incubation for the season.  
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
L
At least one visit had the Nest Tree Located.
A
No visits with a Nest Tree Located, but at least one Nest Location is approximately known (within a few trees).
U
No nest tree location known.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Repro_Success
Definition:
A single character code which indicates the reproductive success for species STOC for the summary year.  
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
F
Fledglings are detected (fledglings are defined as young out of the nest tree).  This includes a visit where Nesting Status was determined to be Fledgling, and the visit occurred before 1 September.
Z
Nesting is confirmed, but no young are produced (failed nest).  There are four possibilities 1)  Summary Nesting Status equals Incubation and at least two visits where No Young Present were determined (on or after 1 June) separated by at least one week 2)  Summary Nesting Status equals Incubation and at least two visits in the month of June with no response. 3)  Summary Nesting Status equals Incubation and at least two visits where Not Nesting is determined (on or before 31 May) separated by at least one week 4)  Summary Nesting Status equals Incubation and any combination of the above 3 criteria for at least two visits separated by at least one week
V
Unknown nesting status, but protocol methods were used to determine that no young were produced.  Summary Nesting Status equals Unknown and at least two visits separated by at least one week where No Young Present were determined (on or after 1 June). 
U
Unknown.  None of the above 
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Final_Nest_Repro
Definition:
A single character code indication of the final nesting and reproduction status for species STOC for the summary year.  This field summarizes the LATEST stage of nesting or reproduction at the site during the year.  
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
N
Not nesting.  
I
Incubation confirmed, unable to determine reproductive status (not enough information to determine nest failure).  
O
Brooding confirmed, unable to determine reproductive status (not enough information to determine nest failure).  
F
Fledglings detected.  
Z
Incubation or brooding confirmed, but no young are produced (failed nest).  
V
Unknown nesting status, but protocol methods were used to determine that no young were produced.  
X
Nesting, stage unknown.  None of the above and at least one visit where Nesting Status equals Nesting - Stage Unknown.
U
Unknown.  None of the above 
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Township
Definition:
Township number of site
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Range
Definition:
Range number of site
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Site_Section
Definition:
Section number of site
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Geographic_Province
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Quarter_Section
Definition:
Quarter Section location of site
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Sixteenth_Section
Definition:
Sixteenth Section location of site
Attribute definition source:
BLM
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
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 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 definition source:
BLM
District
Definition:
BLM District Name.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Demography_Area
Definition:
2 character alphabetical code for demographic area
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
SC
South cascades study area
Definition Source:
BLM
ND
Not within a demography area
Definition Source:
BLM
KL
Klamath study area
Definition Source:
BLM
NC
North coast study area
Definition Source:
BLM
AD
Other demography study area - describe in comments.
Definition Source:
BLM
RB
Roseburg study area (Tyee)
Definition Source:
BLM
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: 27919
Data Source and Process Information
Process Steps
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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) 808-6340
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: 20140919
Data Distribution Information
General
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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.
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
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Last updated: 20141006
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
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Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
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