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BLM OR RMP Sage-Grouse PPH & PGH No Action Draft R6 Albers Polygon
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Description
Citation
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Title: BLM OR RMP Sage-Grouse PPH & PGH No Action Draft R6 Albers Polygon
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publication date: 20131125
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
wld_na_sgPPHPGH_r6alb: Preliminary draft data used for analysis in Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan - Plan Amendments (SG RMP PA) that displays Preliminary General Habitat (PGH) and Preliminary Priority Habitat (PPH) as directed by BLM Instruction Memorandum No. 2012-044. "BLM developed the PPH/PGH map based on the ODFW Sage Grouse Core Areas Map (http://nrimp.dfw.state.or.us/DataClearinghouse/default.aspx?p=202=944.xml). The Core Areas Map did not include all general sage-grouse habitat, so BLM collaborated with ODFW and the BLM National Operations Center (NOC) to add a layer with general habitat data to the Core Areas Map." PPH equates to ODFW's Core Areas, however PGH includes not only ODFW's Low Density but also all known occupied or suitable sage-grouse habitat, currently occupied habitat for baseline 2006, COH2006. See whitepaper entitled attached for further information. For further details on this data read the supplementary section of this document and the BLM white paper "Development of Sage-Grouse Preliminary Habitat Maps for Oregon: Process and Terminology" (PPHPGH_whitepaper_ver2.1.pdf ) supplied with this data.
Purpose:
wld_na_sgPPHPGH_r6alb is preliminary draft data created as a collaborative effort between the BLM and ODFW for the Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendments in compliance with BLM Instruction Memorandum No. 2012-044.
Supplemental information:
BLM_SG_Habitat, was added to facilitate the display, query and analysis of Preliminary Priority Habitat and Preliminary General Habitat. COH STATEMENT: This data has been modified from the original version submitted to the NOC at the request of wildlife biologists in Oregon. Currently occupied GRSG habitat, as identified by Durtsche et al. in 2006, falling outside of identified Core and Low Density areas has been added & is identified as "COH2006" in the attribute table. ODFWSageGrouseCoreAreas_Final20110724 ABSTRACT STATEMENT: Core Area Approach to Habitat Mitigation for Greater Sage-Grouse in Oregon: The goal of these recommendations is to protect essential habitats to meet habitat and population objectives identified in this Plan. The objective of these recommendations is to avoid, minimize, or mitigate for impacts on sage-grouse habitats from energy development, its associated infrastructure or other industrial/commercial developments. The rapid increase in energy development across the West in recent years has initiated a landscape approach to wildlife conservation, referred to as core areas (Doherty et al. in press). The landscape approach prioritizes habitats based on measures that assess sage-grouse population and habitat relative abundance, and provides protection for a minimum of 75% of the population. The remaining 25% of the population area would be available for development with some level of stipulations and regulations, but likely at a reduced level. The strength of this approach is that it uses biological information to identify core areas with the objective of protecting the most important breeding areas. It also enables managers, at the landscape scale, to map and analyze the risks and necessary conservation measures for each core area. The limitation of this approach is that it focuses on breeding abundances. For sage-grouse the relative abundance data is drawn from spring lek counts of males. Thus, habitat conservation measures may be biased towards breeding and nesting only. Lek data have limitations as well including: variable sampling effort both spatially and temporally and detection probabilities have not been estimated for ground or aerial counts. Notwithstanding, these are the best data available for mapping sage-grouse distributions. Because the method outlined by Doherty et al. (in press) focuses on breeding habitats and ODFWs lek data is prone to variable sampling, an additional and complementary method was used to approximate seasonal use ranges, referred to as connectivity corridors. Using a home range estimator local and seasonal connectivity corridors were estimated. Thus, it is important to clarify some definitions about the mapping approach in Oregon. This document refers to Doherty's "core areas" (i.e., 25, 50, 75, 100%) as lek density strata. Lek density 25-75% polygons and the intersection of 100% strata and local connectivity polygons collectively define a "core area." ODFWSageGrouseCoreAreas_Final20110724 PURPOSE STATEMENT: The Core Area maps and data were developed as one component of the Conservation Strategy for sage-grouse in Oregon. Specifically, these data provide a tool in planning and identifying appropriate mitigation in the event of human evelopment in sage-grouse habitats. These maps will assist in making recommendations for habitat categorization under ODFW Mitigation Policy (OAR 635-415-0000). May and June, 2011 worked with Local Implementation Teams and Sage-grouse Conservation Planning team to revise Core and Low Density Area maps. The net result was ~5% of Core Area was removed and ~13% of Low Density removed. Most acreage was removed due to intensive agriculture or forested (ponderosa pine) habitat. After the revision, the Core Areas still include over 90% of Oregon's breeding populations and 84% of occupied leks. Additionally, the revised maps are more accurate in the representation of sage-grouse habitat as it occurs within Core and Low Density Areas.
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Glen Frederick
Position: Wildlife Biologist
Phone: (503) 808-6379
Email: gfrederic@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20131125
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: biota
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme:
Keywords: NA, Current Occupied Habitat, Breeding, Preliminary Priority Habitat, No Action, PGH, Lek, Habitat, COH, Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan Plan Amendments, Sage Grouse, Connectivity Corridors, R6 Albers, PPH, Preliminary General Habitat, GRSGRMPA
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: Wildlife
Keyword thesaurus: BLM
Place:
Keywords: Oregon
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-State
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
NON-PUBLIC. NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION. Although these data might be available to internal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staff, contractors and partners, they should not be released. These data might contain sensitive information, and can only be accessed by the public through a FOIA request.
Use constraints:
NON-PUBLIC. BLM INTERNAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION. The User should take reasonable measures to ensure that these data are protected from disclosure. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data. The BLM shall not be held liable for unintentional disclosure, nor for any use or misuse of the data described or contained herein. The User bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Any Users wishing to modify the data are obligated to describe within the process history section of the metadata the types of modifications they have performed. The User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This data may be updated by BLM without notification to Users. The information contained in these data is dynamic and might 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.
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: BLM OR RMP Sage-Grouse Draft Core Areas Polygon
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
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: R6 Albers NAD83
Standard parallel: 43.0
Standard parallel: 48.0
Longitude of central meridian: -120.0
Latitude of projection origin: 34.0
False easting: 600000.0
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 -121.256007 (latitude)
East -116.859694 (latitude)
North 45.223719 (longitude)
South 41.952429 (longitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of wld_na_sgPPHPGH_r6alb
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Source:
BLM
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Final_core
Definition:
Core Areas of Sage-Grouse Habitat
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
COH2006
Currently Occupied Habitat as of 2006
Definition Source:
BLM
Core Area
Core Area of Sage-Grouse Habitat
Definition Source:
ODFW
Low Density
Low Density Sage-Grouse habitat area 
Definition Source:
ODFW
Attribute definition source:
BLM
Shape_Length
Definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape_Area
Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
BLM_SG_Habitat
Definition:
The values in this field are the terms BLM uses to describe Core Areas, Low Density and COH 2006 as Preliminary Priority Habitat (PPH) and Preliminary General Habitat (PGH) for the National Greater Sage Grouse Initiative.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Preliminary Priority Habitat (PPH)
Areas that have been identified as having the highest conservation value to maintaining sustainable Greater Sage-Grouse populations. These areas would include breeding, late brood-rearing, and winter concentration areas.
Definition Source:
BLM
Preliminary General Habitat (PGH)
Areas of occupied seasonal or year-round habitat outside of priority habitat.
Definition Source:
BLM
Attribute definition source:
BLM
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: GT-polygon composed of chains
Count: 3
Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
COH 2006
Title: COH 2006
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publication date: 20060101
Media: None
ODFWSageGrouseCoreAreas_20110724
Title: ODFWSageGrouseCoreAreas_20110724
Originators: Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Publication date: 20110724
Media: onLine
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 field "BLM_SG_Habitat" was added to define the terms, Preliminary Priority Habitat (PPH) and Preliminary General Habitat (PGH), as they relate to Core Areas, Low Density and COH 2006 (Currently Occupied Habitat) for the National BLM Greater Sage-Grouse Initiative.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management - Oregon State Office
Person: Jeanne DeBenedetti Keyes
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 503-808-6511
Email: jkeyes@blm.gov
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
P. O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20120412
Process Step 2
Process description:
This data has been modified from the original version submitted to the NOC at the request of wildlife biologists in Oregon. Currently occupied GRSG habitat, as identified by Durtsche et al. in 2006, falling outside of identified Core and Low Density areas has been added & is identified as "COH2006" in the attribute table. The Core Area maps and data were developed as one component of the Conservation Strategy for sage-grouse in Oregon.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management - National Operations Center
Person: Unknown
Process date: 20120419
Data Distribution Information
General
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Resource description:
Offline Data
Distribution liability:
BLM INTERNAL USE. NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION. The BLM will not be held liable for the unintentional disclosure of these data. 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
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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: 20120927
Last metadata review date: 20131125
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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Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
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