BLM Wyoming Grazing Allotments

Metadata:

Identification_Information:
  Citation:
    Citation_Information:
      Originator: BLM
      Publication_Date: 4/28/2010
      Title: gra
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
      Publication_Information:
        Publication_Place: Cheyenne, Wyoming
        Publisher: Wyoming BLM
      Online_Linkage: 
      Larger_Work_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Publication_Information:
  Description:
    Abstract: This data represents grazing allotment boundaries managed by the BLM.  Allotments are permitted use areas for public grazing of cattle, sheep and horses.  Allotments can be a mixture of different surface ownerships, for example a BLM allotment can encompass privately owned land or state land  Allotments can also be leased to various types of livestock, cattle, sheep and/or horses.
    Purpose:
      The purpose of the data is to help facilitate record keeping and on-the-ground management
      including grazing bills, allotment monitoring, allotment inventory and use supervision.  Allotment boundaries are defined by fencelines, which commonly are the only human-made reference on the ground.  The rangeland management program determines the appropriate number of animal use months (AUM's) permitted on each allotment based on its acreage and range condition.  Grazing permittees pay the BLM for the number of AUM's that graze the allotment each year.
  Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Range_of_Dates/Times:
        Beginning_Date: unknown
        Ending_Date: 4/28/2010
    Currentness_Reference: publication date
  Status:
    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.139460
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -98.901824
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.089227
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.981240
  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM - Theme
      Theme_Keyword: Range
      Theme_Keyword: Land Use Planning
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Theme_Keyword: Grazing
      Theme_Keyword: Rangeland Management
      Theme_Keyword: Allotment
      Theme_Keyword: AUM
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Place_Keyword: Wyoming
      Place_Keyword: Wyoming
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
      Place_Keyword: Wyoming
    Place:
      Place_Keyword: U.S.A.
      Place_Keyword: US
      Place_Keyword: WY
  Access_Constraints: Discretionary, contains no sensitive information - generally considered releasable.
  Use_Constraints:
    NO WARRANTY IS MADE BY THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT FOR
    USE OF THE DATA FOR PURPOSES NOT INTENDED BY BLM

    This dataset is a compilation of Field Office grazing data and may not reflect recent changes to Field Office data. To obtain the most current spatial grazing data contact each Field Office separately.
  Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
        Contact_Person: Mark Goertel
      Contact_Position: State Range Lead
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: PO Box 768
        City: Pinedale
        State_or_Province: WY
        Postal_Code: 82941
        Country: USA
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6194
      Hours_of_Service: 7:30 - 4:30 MST Monday - Friday
  Security_Information:
    Security_Classification: Unclassified
  Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500
Data_Quality_Information:
  Attribute_Accuracy:
    Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Attributes are believed to be accurate. If errors are found as people review actions or the data in the field office, they should be reported and corrected. There are blanks (or unknowns) in the attribute table. The data were either not found in the allotment file or unknown. Eventually, the unknowns should be lessened. Some values are approximations and not exact. No formal tests have been run.
  Logical_Consistency_Report:
    These data are believed to be logically consistent, though no tests were performed. Polygon geometry is topologically
    clean. RMS error was assumed to be under .009 but not documented with an exact number.
  Positional_Accuracy:
    Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: No formal tests have been done, but it is believed to be 100 m.
    Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
      Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: There is no vertical component to the data.
  Lineage:
    Source_Information:
      Source_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Originator: Pinedale BLM Field Office
          Publication_Date: 20020701
          Title: Allotments - Pinedale Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Office
          Edition:
          Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
          Publication_Information:
            Publication_Place: Cheyenne, WY
            Publisher: Wyoming BLM
          Other_Citation_Details:
          Online_Linkage: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/resources/public_room/gis.html
          Larger_Work_Citation:
            Citation_Information:
              Originator:
              Publication_Date:
              Title:
              Publication_Information:
                Publication_Place:
                Publisher:
              Online_Linkage:
      Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
      Type_of_Source_Media: mylar
      Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
        Time_Period_Information:
          Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: unknown
            Ending_Date: 20020601
        Source_Currentness_Reference: unknown
      Source_Contribution:
        Polygon data representing range allotment boundaries in the
        Pinedale BLM Field Office.
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Each Field Office Range/Allotment dataset was loaded into a file geodatabase using an XML schema provided by the NOC. All mandatory fields were populated with compliant attributes. All of the compliant feature datasets were loaded into a statewide feature dataset
      Process_Date: 4/28/2010
      Process_Contact:
        Contact_Information:
          Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: Larry Neasloney
            Contact_Organization: Wyoming BLM
          Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
          Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: PO Box 1828
            City: Cheyenne
            State_or_Province: WY
            Postal_Code: 82003
            Country: USA
          Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6171
          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: 
          Hours_of_Service: 7:00-4:00 MST
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: A spreadsheet was populated with attributes from the range allotment files. This excel spreadsheet was converted to dbase IV format and permantly joined to spatial data.
      Process_Date: 20020701
      Process_Contact:
        Contact_Information:
          Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: Pinedale BLM Field Office
            Contact_Person: 
          Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
          Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: PO Box 768
            City: Pinedale
            State_or_Province: WY
            Postal_Code: 82941
            Country: USA
          Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-367-5324
          Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 307-367-5329
          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: 
          Hours_of_Service: 7:30 - 4:30 MST Monday - Friday
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Dataset copied.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: G:\workareas\user_projects\Huston\Projects\Range\Summer\allotments_Union
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Dataset moved.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: G:\gisdata\Range\allotments
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Dataset copied.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: G:\CARAT_9.X\Giswork\Carat\Range\allotments
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Metadata imported.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: P:\AllotmentDataCall62009\PinedaleAllotments.shp.xml
      Process_Date: 20100427
      Process_Time: 15303500
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
  Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
  Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
Spatial_Reference_Information:
  Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    Geographic:
      Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
      Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
      Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
    Geodetic_Model:
      Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
      Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
      Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
      Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
  Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    Altitude_System_Definition:
      Altitude_Resolution: 0.000100
      Altitude_Encoding_Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Distribution_Information:
  Distributor:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: Wyoming BLM - State Office
        Contact_Person:
      Contact_Position:
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: PO Box 1828
        City: Cheyenne
        State_or_Province: Wyoming
        Postal_Code: 82003
        Country: USA
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-775-6239
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: 
      Hours_of_Service: 8:00-4:00 MST
  Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
  Distribution_Liability:
    The Bureau of Land Management shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in the data is dynamic and changes over time. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistently within the limits of the data.

    The Bureau of Land Management provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the data. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at Bureau of Land Management offices, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and consolidated use with other data.

    The distributor shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of this data, based on the data quality section of this document. It is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from the distributor described above and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way.
  Standard_Order_Process:
    Digital_Form:
      Digital_Transfer_Information:
        Format_Name: allots83.shp
        Transfer_Size: 0.179
      Digital_Transfer_Option:
        Offline_Option:
    Fees: none
    Ordering_Instructions: download at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/resources/public_room/gis/datagis/themes/rangegis.html
  Available_Time_Period:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Single_Date/Time:
        Calendar_Date: 20050801
Metadata_Reference_Information:
  Metadata_Date: 20100427
  Metadata_Review_Date: 20050729
  Metadata_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
        Contact_Person: Larry Neasloney
      Contact_Position: Geographic Information Specialist
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
        Address: PO Box 768
        City: Pinedale
        State_or_Province: WY
        Postal_Code: 82941
        Country: USA
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6171
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: 
      Hours_of_Service: 7:30-4:00 MST
  Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
  Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
  Metadata_Time_Convention: local time