BLM Wyoming Areas of Critical Environmental Concerns

Metadata:

Identification_Information:
  Citation:
    Citation_Information:
      Originator: Bureau of Land Management
      Publication_Date: 09/23/2015
      Publication_Time: 12:00
      Title: WY_ACECs
      Alternate_Titles: BLM Wyoming Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
      Series_Information:
      Publication_Information:
      Online_Linkage: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/resources/public_room/gis/datagis/state/wyacec.html
      Larger_Work_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Originator:
          Publication_Date:
          Title:
          Series_Information:
          Publication_Information:
            Publication_Place:
            Publisher:
  Description:
    Abstract: This dataset contains boundaries for lands identified as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) in Wyoming.  ACECs are established for the protection and enhancement of significant resource values as determined by the ACEC evaluation process.  This evaluation process is a component of the larger Land Use Planning process for BLM Resource Management Plans.  In addition to previously designated ACECs, this current edition includes the newly designated ACECs from the Lander RMP (2014), Cody RMP (2015), and Buffalo RMP (2015). Note: The BLM identifies certain ACECs as having restricted data viewing to the public.  This measure is for the protection of extremely sensitive and irreplaceable resources.  Any ACEC with this designation is not included in this dataset.  Please refer to the Approved BLM Resource Management Plans for information regarding ACECs.
    Purpose: For land use planning purposes
Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Single_Date/Time:
        Calendar_Date: 09/23/2015
        Time_of_Day: 12:00
    Currentness_Reference: publication date
  Status:
    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Not Planned
  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.023203
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.855969
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.001042
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.000364
  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM on ESRI
      Theme_Keyword: Management
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
      Place_Keyword: Wyoming
  Access_Constraints: 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_Person_Primary:
        Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
      Contact_Position: Cartographic Technician
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
        City: Cheyenne
        State_or_Province: WY
        Postal_Code: 82009
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov
Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Person_Primary:
        Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
      Contact_Position: Cartographic Technician
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
        City: Cheyenne
        State_or_Province: WY
        Postal_Code: 82009
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov
  Security_Information:
    Security_Classification: Unclassified
  Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.1.3497
Data_Quality_Information:
  Attribute_Accuracy:
    Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Attributes were checked against BLM records and published planning documents for accuracy.  If errors are found by users they are corrected promptly.
  Logical_Consistency_Report: Data has been checked for topological consistency. There are no dangling Arcs, unlabeled polygons, or other topological errors.
  Completeness_Report: ACEC boundaries are dependent upon man-made features (roads), natural features (streams, ridgelines, etc), and Public Land Survey system lines from the BLM Cadastral National Spatial Data Infrastructure (CadNSDI).
  Positional_Accuracy:
    Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Generally, the user can assume the accuracy to be not less than 1:24000 or +/- 50 ground feet according to National Mapping Accuracy standards. The geometry was digitized from maps and legal land descriptions found in relevant planning documents, USGS National Hydrography dataset, and aerial imagery where necessary.
  Lineage:
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Existing geometry aligned with CadNSDI where ACEC boundaries correspond to PLSS lines.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
      Process_Contact:
        Contact_Information:
          Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
            Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
          Contact_Position: Cartographic Technician
          Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
            City: Cheyenne
            State_or_Province: WY
            Postal_Code: 82009
          Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov 
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Existing geometry examined and corrected where necessary using aerial imagery, USGS NHD dataset, and boundary descriptions found in the relevant Resource Management Plans and ACEC Evaluation Reports.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
      Process_Contact:
        Contact_Information:
          Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
            Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
          Contact_Position: Cartographic Technician
          Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
            City: Cheyenne
            State_or_Province: WY
            Postal_Code: 82009
          Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov  
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Newly designated ACECs added to dataset per Records of Decision for the Lander RMP, Cody RMP, and Buffalo RMP.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
      Process_Contact:
        Contact_Information:
          Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
            Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
          Contact_Position: Cartographic Technician
          Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
            City: Cheyenne
            State_or_Province: WY
            Postal_Code: 82009
          Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
  Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
  Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
Spatial_Reference_Information:
  Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    Geographic:
      Geographic_Coordinate_Information:
        Latitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
        Longitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
        Geographic_Distance_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
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
  Detailed_Description:
    Entity_Type:
      Entity_Type_Label: WY_ACECs
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: FID
      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: Shape
      Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
    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: ACEC_ID
      Attribute_Definition: The designed primary key that will uniquely identify a single occurrence of the entity.  The primary key for ACEC will be 10 digits. The first four will be "ACEC" and the last six digits will be a sequential number.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: LOC_ACEC_I
      Attribute_Definition: Local ACEC identifier used by the administrative office, where applicable.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: ACEC_NAME
      Attribute_Definition: The name of the ACEC taken from the Record of Decision and Land Use Plan which officially designated the ACEC.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: CASEFILE_N
      Attribute_Definition: BLM defined case number corresponding to each ACEC, where applicable.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: LUP_NAME
      Attribute_Definition: The name given to a project that represents the full, official name associated with the project that officially designated the ACEC.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: ACEC_EST_A
      Attribute_Definition: Estimated acreage of the ACEC as published in the corresponding Land Use Plan.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: ROD_DATE
      Attribute_Definition: The date on which the decision is signed by the person who has approval authority for the decisions.    The ROD signing date of the monitoring or activity plan, if any, for the particular ACEC.  The date will be in the format of MM/DD/YYYY.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: GIS_ACRES
      Attribute_Definition: This is a calculated value of area in units of acres based on the area field created by default within the ESRI Polygon data structure.  For the purposes of a 'national data layer', the data are to be stored in geographic coordinates which do not correspond to ground values.  This requires that there be a standard method for calculating this attribute.   The method used for these data are as follows:  The data are projected into a standard projection such as the ESRI default Albers projection for the continental United States, "US Albers NAD 1983."  Once the data are projected, then a calculation of "SHAPE_Area (square meters) * 0.0002471044  = acres" is applied to the existing 'area' field that is default area created by the ESRI software resulting in the field (Attribute) 'SHAPE_Area'.  Please note that the figure used in this calculation is the factor for converting the US Survey Foot value of for the length of a meter as opposed to the International Standard for converting meters and feet.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: ADMIN_ST
      Attribute_Definition: BLM State responsible for management and administration of the ACEC.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: ADM_OFC_CD
      Attribute_Definition: BLM administrative office (which is subordinate to the state office) that has jurisdiction and/or management authority over lands within a geographic area.  This is a six-digit code.  In the FBMS Organization Codes, use the six characters after the State designators.  e.g. LLAK030900)
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: ADM_UNIT_C
      Attribute_Definition: The name of the BLM administrative office responsible for management of the ACEC.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: SENSITIVIT
      Attribute_Definition: The public viewing category of the data.  For this published dataset, all polygons will be attributed as "Data for public viewing".
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: COMMENTS
      Attribute_Definition: The text that provides additional information about the Area of Critical Environmental Concern.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
      Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
      Attribute_Definition: Length of feature geometry in internal units.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Distribution_Information:
  Distributor:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Person_Primary:
        Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
      Contact_Position: Cartographic Technician
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
        City: Cheyenne
        State_or_Province: WY
        Postal_Code: 82009
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov
  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.
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        Format_Name: Shapefile
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  Metadata_Date: 201500923
  Metadata_Review_Date:
  Metadata_Future_Review_Date:
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    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
        Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
      Contact_Position: Cartographic Technician
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
        City: Cheyenne
        State_or_Province: WY
        Postal_Code: 82009
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov
  Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
  Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
  Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
  Metadata_Access_Constraints: None, these data are considered public domain. 
  Metadata_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.
  Metadata_Security_Information:
    Metadata_Security_Classification_System:
    Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
    Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: