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Metadata:

Identification_Information:
  Citation:
    Citation_Information:
      Originator: Bureau of Land Management - Pinedale Field Office, GIS Staff
      Publication_Date: 04/10/2013
      Publication_Time: 10:13
      Title: Range Improvement Project (RIP) Locations Within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) Boundary in Southwest Wyoming - 1:100,000
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
      Series_Information:
      Publication_Information:
      Online_Linkage: \\ilmwypd6na1\gis\gisdata\Range\Range_Imp
      Larger_Work_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Publication_Date:
          Title:
          Series_Information:
          Publication_Information:
  Description:
    Abstract:
      This dataset depicts range improvement projects (RIP's), including management facilities, reservoirs, vegetation manipulations, and water developements, on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in the Pinedale Field Office (PFO).  The type of project, location and date constructed or implemented are included when known.

      The original dataset locations are not exact and were located by 1/4, 1/4 section.  The rangeland management specialists are collecting new locations using GPS technology and the location of RIP's are updated as they are collected. 

      This dataset does not address condition of RIP's.  The RIP's were constructed with the objective of improving rangelands through the proper distribution of livestock.
    Purpose: This dataset keeps an accurate spatial inventory of RIP's on the ground.  Range personnel can use this data to determine need for new RIP's.  Also, this data is used to determine whether a proposed action is going to conflict with the objective of an existing RIP.  RIP's were collected to aid natural resource managers in making decisions affecting public lands.
    Supplemental_Information: This data was retrieved from the GABS database which at the time of development was not compatible with ArcView GIS.  Condition of RIP's are unknown to date.  Some projects may be non-functional, administratively abandoned or viable but in need of reconstruction.  Please use data with caution.
  Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Single_Date/Time:
        Calendar_Date: 04/10/2013
        Time_of_Day: 10:13
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition
  Status:
    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -110.522430
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -109.411777
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.105489
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.104901
  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-Theme
      Theme_Keyword: Range
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Theme_Keyword: Range Management
      Theme_Keyword: Range Improvements
      Theme_Keyword: Range Manipulation
      Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Treatments
      Theme_Keyword: Water Sources
      Theme_Keyword: Water Development
      Theme_Keyword: Grazing
      Theme_Keyword: RIP
      Theme_Keyword: Range Improvement Projects
      Theme_Keyword: Reservoirs
      Theme_Keyword: Management Facility
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
      Place_Keyword: Wyoming
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of The United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology
      Place_Keyword: WY
      Place_Keyword: US
      Place_Keyword: U.S.A.
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Place_Keyword: Pinedale Field Office
      Place_Keyword: Pinedale
      Place_Keyword: Southwest Wyoming
      Place_Keyword: Lincoln County
      Place_Keyword: Big Piney
      Place_Keyword: Wind River Mountains
      Place_Keyword: Wyoming Range
  Access_Constraints: Discretionary, contains no sensitive information - generally considered releasable
  Use_Constraints: No warranty is made by the Bureau of Land Management as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data.
  Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management - Pinedale Field Office
      Contact_Position: GIS Staff
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 432 E Mill
        Address: PO Box 768
        City: Pinedale
        State_or_Province: Wyoming
        Postal_Code: 82941
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-367-5344
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jgregory@blm.gov
      Hours_of_Service: M-F 8-4:30
  Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
Data_Quality_Information:
  Attribute_Accuracy:
    Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Attributes are believed to be accurate.  If there are errors, as people review actions in the field office, errors should be found and reported.  There are blanks (or unknowns) in the attribute table.  The data was either not found in the RIP file or unknown.  Eventually, the data gaps should be lessened.  Status of the projects (e.g. where functioning or defunct) is not known or determined on all inventoried projects.  No formal tests have been run.
  Logical_Consistency_Report: These data are believed to be logically consistent, though no tests were performed.
  Completeness_Report: Data is as complete as can be found in the RIP files.  If there are omissions in the table, the data could not be located or wasn't present with the record.
  Positional_Accuracy:
    Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Quarter quarter section placement is an estimated location.  For locations that were collected using GPS technology, the accuracy is noted in the table as the horizontal precision.
    Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
      Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: There is no vertical component to this dataset.
  Lineage:
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description:
        BLM Pinedale Field Office provided a database hardcopy printout of township, range, section and quarter quarter location of their range improvements including water developments, fences, vegetation plots, etc.  Since their database format was incompatible with SDVC systems, point locations based on quarter quarters were visually estimated using the 7.5 minute digital topographic maps as a base.  In some cases, the location of the well/reservoir was apparent on the map and the location could be pinpointed more precisely than just by legal description.  There are errors in the placement of the range improvements.  Specialists are updating their placement as they come across erroneous data.  The Pinedale Field Office is considering updating this dataset by a different method since it is possible to retrived GABS in GIS friendly format.

        Rangeland management specialists updated range improvement project locations utilizing GPS technology during the 2005 summer field season.  The previous known locations were replaced by the new location information in early 2006.
      Process_Contact:
        Contact_Information:
          Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: Burea of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office
          Contact_Position: GIS Staff
          Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: PO Box 768
            Address: 432 E Mill
            City: Pinedale
            State_or_Province: WY
            Postal_Code: 82941
          Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-367-5324
          Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-367-5344
          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: karen_j_rogers@blm.gov
          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: melissa_cunningham@blm.gov
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Metadata imported.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: M:\gisdata\Range\Archive\range_imp.shp.xml
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Dataset copied.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: M:\gisdata\Range\range_imp
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Dataset copied.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: M:\workareas\user_projects\Interns\Range_Water_Birdramps\Final_Shapefiles\RangeImpMark
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Dataset copied.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: G:\gpsdata\Range\RangeImpMark
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Dataset copied.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
      Process_Date: 20110719
      Process_Time: 09301600
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Dataset copied.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: G:\workareas\user_projects\JGregory\2011\DataUpdates\range\RIPS\Range_Imp
      Process_Date: 20110727
      Process_Time: 12520900
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
  Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
  Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
Spatial_Reference_Information:
  Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    Planar:
      Planar_Coordinate_Information:
        Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
        Coordinate_Representation:
          Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
          Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
        Planar_Distance_Units: meters
    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
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
  Detailed_Description:
    Entity_Type:
      Entity_Type_Label: Range_Imp
    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: NAME
      Attribute_Definition: The common name of a range improvement project.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: RIP files
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Shape
      Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Allotment
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Name
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Changed_by
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Comments
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Field_date
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Max_PDOP
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Max_HDOP
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Corr_Type
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Rcvr_Type
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: GPS_Date
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Update_Sta
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Feat_Name
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Datafile
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Unfilt_Pos
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Data_Dicti
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Horz_Prec
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Northing
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Easting
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: RIPS_Numbe
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Type
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Water_Type
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: ID
      Attribute_Definition: Range Improvement Project (RIP) Number
      Attribute_Definition_Source: RIP files
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Range_Domain:
          Range_Domain_Minimum: 940025
          Range_Domain_Maximum: 945364
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Range_Domain:
          Range_Domain_Minimum: 940025
          Range_Domain_Maximum: 945364
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: TOWNSHIP
      Attribute_Definition: The township that the RIP is located within.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Public Land Survey System (PLSS)
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Range_Domain:
          Range_Domain_Minimum: 25
          Range_Domain_Maximum: 39
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: RANGE
      Attribute_Definition: The range that the RIP is located within.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Public Land Survey System (PLSS)
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Range_Domain:
          Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
          Range_Domain_Maximum: 116
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: SECTION
      Attribute_Definition: The section that the RIP is located within.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Public Land Survey System (PLSS)
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Range_Domain:
          Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
          Range_Domain_Maximum: 36
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Const_Year
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: TYPE
      Attribute_Definition: The type of range improvement project (RIP).
      Attribute_Definition_Source: RIP files
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Enumerated_Domain:
          Enumerated_Domain_Value: Management Facility
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Miscellaneous Category
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: RIP files
        Enumerated_Domain:
          Enumerated_Domain_Value: Vegetative Manipulation
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Projects including prescribed burns, herbicide and mechanical treatments.
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: RIP Files
        Enumerated_Domain:
          Enumerated_Domain_Value: Water Development
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Livestock Water Development Projects
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: RIP files
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: WATER_TYPE
      Attribute_Definition: The type of water development.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: RIP files
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Enumerated_Domain:
          Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pipeline
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pipeline for delivery of water for livestock use
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: RIP files
        Enumerated_Domain:
          Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pit
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Water collection structure
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: RIP files
        Enumerated_Domain:
          Enumerated_Domain_Value: Raintrap
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Trap to collect rainwater
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: RIP files
        Enumerated_Domain:
          Enumerated_Domain_Value: Reservoir
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Detention dam across ephemeral drainages
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: RIP files
        Enumerated_Domain:
          Enumerated_Domain_Value: Spring
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Developed water spring
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: RIP files
        Enumerated_Domain:
          Enumerated_Domain_Value: Well
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Drilled water well for livestock
          Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: RIP files
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: ALLOTMENT
      Attribute_Definition: Name of allotment in which the RIP is located
      Attribute_Definition_Source: RIP files
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: CHANGED_BY
      Attribute_Definition: The name or initials of the individual who collected the new location or made changes to the GIS database.
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: UPDATE
Distribution_Information:
  Distributor:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management - Pinedale Field Office
      Contact_Position: GIS Staff
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 432 E Mill
        Address: PO Box 768
        City: Pinedale
        State_or_Province: Wyoming
        Postal_Code: 82941
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-367-5344
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-367-5324
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: melissa_cunningham@blm.gov
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: karen_j_rogers@blm.gov
      Hours_of_Service: M-F 8-4:30
      Contact_Instructions: Contact by phone or email
  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:
        Transfer_Size: 0.020
    Fees: Fee is determined as actual cost of providing the requested information, based on current BLM Cost Recovery fee schedule.  Includes cost of media, computer operator search time, shipping and $8.00 administrative fee. Contact distributor for details.
    Ordering_Instructions: Contact distributor by phone or email.
    Turnaround: Contact distributor for estimated turnaround.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
  Metadata_Date: 20130405
  Metadata_Review_Date:
  Metadata_Future_Review_Date:
  Metadata_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management - Pinedale Field Office
        Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
      Contact_Position: GIS Staff
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 432 E Mill Street
        Address: PO Box 768
        City: Pinedale
        State_or_Province: Wyoming
        Postal_Code: 82941
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-367-5344
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-367-5324
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: melissa_cunningham@blm.gov
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: karen_j_rogers@blm.gov
      Hours_of_Service: M-F 8-4:30
  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:
  Metadata_Use_Constraints:
  Metadata_Security_Information:
    Metadata_Security_Classification_System:
    Metadata_Security_Classification:
    Metadata_Security_Handling_Description:
  Metadata_Extensions:
    Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
    Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile