Vegetation - Suisun Marsh, 1999 [ds160]

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Tags
vegetation, plant, San Francisco Bay Delta, census, special status species, distribution, biota, management, planning, environment, monitoring, trend, Suisun Marsh, inventory, inlandWaters, Solano County, floristic classification, habitat attributes, abundance, California


Summary

The Suisun Marsh is one of the largest contiguous brackish marshes remaining in the United States. In 1977 the Suisun Preservation Act was legislated and required that the Suisun Marsh be managed for its wildlife resources. As part of the monitoring program in the Plan of Protection, a Triennial Vegetation Survey was developed to document the overall vegetation composition of the marsh and to monitor Salt Marsh Harvest Marsh (SMHM) habitat by the use of aerial photography in combination with ground verification. However, there were some concerns about the methodology used and the lack of useful maps from the 1988, 1991, and 1994 surveys. In 1996, an interagency technical committee was convened to review the current survey methodology and recommended a more detailed monitoring system for vegetation changes within the marsh. Consequently, in July 1997 the committee agreed to implement a new survey methodology for the 1998 vegetation survey (reported herein).

Description

This vegetation mapping project of Suisun Marsh blends ground-based classification, aerial photo interpretation, and GIS editing and processing. The method is based on the development of a quantitative vegetation classification, which is used to describe the vegetation map units of the marsh. The classification is defined to meet the specifications of the National and State standards for vegetation classification, but is related through a cross-walking table to other standard classifications in use locally or statewide ( http://www.nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=24570 ).

Credits

Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP), Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Use limitations

DFW appreciates learning how our datasets are being used so that we can leverage support for classifying and mapping new areas and let users know of any updates. Please contact Diana Hickson by email or by phone at 916-327-5956.

Extent

West -122.136642 East -121.850054
North 38.248310 South 38.038416

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource environment, planningCadastre, biota, inlandWaters


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords San Francisco Bay Delta, Suisun Marsh, Solano County, California

Theme keywords biota, environment, inlandWaters

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Theme keywords vegetation, plant, census, special status species, distribution, management, planning, monitoring, trend, inventory, floristic classification, habitat attributes, abundance

Citation

* Title DS0160_20140822
Publication date 2014-08-22


Presentation formats digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format vector digital data


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch
Contact's role originator


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status completed
Spatial representation type vector


Supplemental information
Methods are available at: https://nrmsecure.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=42579. The survey methodology is designed to meet the goal of documenting changes in preferred habitat for the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse, as well as, gather the vegetation information in such a way that it can be used for a variety of other purposes. These may include: correlating management activities with vegetation changes; gathering data to support the use of a GIS format that will allow queries and overlaying of additional information such as soil type, ownership, and hydrology; and creation of a base map for future studies. The complete report can be viewed at: http://www.nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=24570 . There have been five updates since the original map was made in 1999. The first update was conducted one year after the initial aerial photo-interpretation (see ds161), is described in Vegetation Mapping of Suisun Marsh, Solano County (Keeler-Wolf and Vaghti, 2000): https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx? DocumentID=24570. The second update, done three years later in 2003 (see ds162), is summarized in Suisun Marsh Vegetation Mapping Change Detection 2003 (Vaghti and Keeler-Wolf 2004): https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=18254. The third update, done in 2006 (see ds500), is summarized in 2006 Vegetation Map Update for Suisun Marsh, Solano County, California (Boul and Keeler-Wolf 2008): https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=48107. The fourth update, done in 2009 (see ds711), is summarized in 2009 Vegetation Map Update for Suisun Marsh, Solano County, California (Boul and Keeler-Wolf 2012): https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=48108. The fifth update was done in 2012 (the vegetation map and report are not yet available to the public).
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.1.3497


Credits
Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP), Department of Fish and Wildlife.
ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0160_20140822
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
West longitude -122.136642
East longitude -121.850054
South latitude 38.038416
North latitude 38.24831

Extent
Description
ground condition
Temporal extent
Date and time 1999-01-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -122.136642
* East longitude -121.850054
* North latitude 38.248310
* South latitude 38.038416
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13596188.789700
* East longitude -13564286.009500
* South latitude 4584854.117000
* North latitude 4614563.312700
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Todd Keeler-Wolf
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's position Senior Vegetation Ecologist, Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916 324-6857
Fax 916 324-0475

Address
Type both
Delivery point 1807 13th Street, Suite 202
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95811
Country US
e-mail address Todd.Keeler-Wolf@wildlife.ca.gov



Resource Constraints

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
See access and use constraints information.
Constraints
Limitations of use
DFW appreciates learning how our datasets are being used so that we can leverage support for classifying and mapping new areas and let users know of any updates. Please contact Diana Hickson by email or by phone at 916-327-5956.

Spatial Reference

ArcGIS coordinate system
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
* Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
* Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
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Reference system identifier
* Value 3857
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 8.2.6


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0160_20140822
* Object type composite
* Object count 31086



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0160_20140822
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 31086
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Lineage

Process step
When the process occurred 2007-07-20
Description
Edited original metadata by adding ISO keywords.


Process contact
Individual's name Kristina White
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Game
Contact's role processor


Contact information




Geoprocessing history

Distribution

Distributor
Contact information
Individual's name Todd Keeler-Wolf
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's position Senior Vegetation Ecologist, Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program
Contact's role distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916-324-6857
Fax 916-324-0475

Address
Type both
Delivery point 1807 13th Street, Suite 202
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95811
e-mail address Todd.Keeler-Wolf@wildlife.ca.gov





Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/100_199/ds160.zip

Online source
Location http://bios.dfg.ca.gov

Fields

Details for object DS0160_20140822
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 31086


Field GlobalRank
* Alias OBJECTID
* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
The global rarity rank of the plant community mapped (only for alliances). G1 and S1: Fewer than 6 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 2000 acres; G2 and S2: 6-20 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 2000-10,000 acres; G3 and S3: 21-100 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 10,000-50,000 acres; G4 and S4: Greater than 100 viable occurrences worldwide and/or greater than 50,000 acres; G5 and S5: Community demonstrably secure due to secure worldwide and statewide abundance. See: http://www.natureserve.org/publications/ConsStatusAssess_RankMethodology.jsp .
Description source
Esri
Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field ID
* Alias ID
* Data type String
* Width 1
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The method used to determine the vegetation attributes.
List of values
Value R
Description Reconnaissance


Value S
Description Sample


Value P
Description Photo-interpretation




Field COVER_DESC
* Alias COVER_DESC
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Description of the total cover of vegetation within the polygon. This included cover by the association defining dominant plus all under story vegetation. Seven classes of total cover were recognized; Unvegetated (<2%), Sparse (2-10%), Open (10-25%), Intermittent (25-50%), Moderate (50-75%), Dense (>75%), Not applicable


Field DIST_CODE
* Alias DIST_CODE
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
The level of disturbance from management activities.
List of values
Value 4
Description High


Value 5
Description Not applicable


Value 3
Description Medium


Value 2
Description Low


Value 1
Description Not evident




Field COV_CODE
* Alias COV_CODE
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
The total cover of vegetation within the polygon.
List of values
Value 1
Description Unvegetated (<2%)


Value 6
Description Dense (>75%)


Value 7
Description Not applicable


Value 2
Description Sparse (2-10%)


Value 4
Description Intermittent (25-50%)


Value 3
Description Open (10-25%)


Value 5
Description Moderate (50-75%)




Field MapClassCode
* Alias MapClassCode
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Code for each vegetation type mapped. MapClassCodes are defined in the MapClass field.
Description source
Vegetation Mapping of Suisun Marsh, Solano County (Keeler-Wolf and Vaghti 2000). http://www.nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=24570


Field CalVegCode
* Alias CalVegCode
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the CalVeg vegetation system. Note that there may be a one-to-many relationship between CalVeg and NVCS. See http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?cid=stelprdb5347192 .


Field CWHRType
* Alias CWHRType
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the California Wildlife Habitat Relationships system. Note that there is usually a one-to-many relationship between CWHR and NVCS. See http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cwhr/ .


Field Habitat
* Alias Habitat
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Identifies the areas within the Marsh that are tidally influenced versus areas that are leveed (or managed).
List of values
Value 3
Description Slough


Value 1
Description Tidal: Tidal wetlands (including muted tidal) are those areas naturally affected regularly by tidal fluctuation The area may or may not be vegetated with vascular or non-vascular plants and may or may not have any evidence of human modification such as ditches, excavations, interrupted levees or berms etc.


Value 2
Description Leveed: Leveed wetlands are those areas that are completely enclosed and are totally restricted to any natural tidal influence.




Field CalVegName
* Alias CalVegName
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the CalVeg vegetation system. Note that there may be a one-to-many relationship between CalVeg and NVCS. See http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?cid=stelprdb5347192 .


Field ACRES
* Alias Acres
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
GIS-calculated area measurements of each mapped polygon.


Field NVCSAlliance
* Alias NVCSAlliance
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the alliance within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://usnvc.org/ .
Description source
Esri
Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field NVCSGroup
* Alias NVCSGroup
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the group within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://usnvc.org/ .
Description source
Esri
Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field NVCSLevel
* Alias NVCSLevel
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized level of the vegetation description used in the National Vegetation Classification System (see http://usnvc.org/) .


Field NVCSName
* Alias NVCSName
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name of the vegetation description used in the National Vegetation Classification System (see http://usnvc.org/) . Since the NVCS does not have categories for human land use or otherwise unvegetated land, those descriptions were drawn from the California Wildlife Habitat Relationship.


Field Shape
* Alias Rare
* Data type String
* Width 3
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Feature geometry.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.




Field Rare
* Alias CWHRCode
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Rarity of the vegetation type. Alliances and associations with state ranks of S1-S3 are considered rare.
Description source
Esri
List of values
Value Y
Description Rare


Value N
Description Not Rare


Description of values
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.




Field CWHRCode
* Alias HEIGHT
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the California Wildlife Habitat Relationships system. Note that there is usually a one-to-many relationship between CWHR and NVCS. See http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cwhr/ .
Description source
Esri
Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field HEIGHT
* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Height measured in meters.
* Description source
Esri
* Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.




Field SHAPE
* Alias CaCode
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Feature geometry.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.




Field CaCode
* Alias MapClass
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
California Natural Community Codes - unique code assigned to alliances and associations.
Description source
Esri
Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field MapClass
* Alias Hectares
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
The finest level of vegetation type mapped (alliance, association, group or macrogroup); or land use for polygons that are not natural vegetation, per the mapping classification. This attribute was referred to as Legend in the vegetation mapping report.
Description source
Vegetation Mapping of Suisun Marsh, Solano County (Keeler-Wolf and Vaghti 2000). http://www.nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=24570


Field Hectares
* Alias StateRank
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
GIS-calculated area measurements of each mapped polygon.
Description source
Esri
Description of values
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.




Field StateRank
* Alias UID
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The state rarity rank of the plant community mapped (only for alliances). G1 and S1: Fewer than 6 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 2000 acres; G2 and S2: 6-20 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 2000-10,000 acres; G3 and S3: 21-100 viable occurrences worldwide and/or 10,000-50,000 acres; G4 and S4: Greater than 100 viable occurrences worldwide and/or greater than 50,000 acres; G5 and S5: Community demonstrably secure due to secure worldwide and statewide abundance. See: http://www.natureserve.org/publications/ConsStatusAssess_RankMethodology.jsp .
Description source
Esri
Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field UID
* Alias NVCSMG
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique identifier for each polygon.


Field NVCSMG
* Alias HT_CODE
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
The standardized name for the macrogroup within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://usnvc.org/ .
Description source
Esri
Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.




Field HT_CODE
* Alias MgmtRegion
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
The code used to designate the height of the dominant vegetation.
List of values
Value 7
Description Not applicable


Value 6
Description >10m


Value 1
Description <.5m


Value 5
Description 5-10m


Value 4
Description 2-5m


Value 2
Description 0.5-1m


Value 3
Description 1-2m




Field MgmtRegion
* Alias GlobalRank
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Each polygon falls within one of the four management Regions described in the Suisun Marsh Habitat Management, Preservation, and Restoration Plan ( http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=781) and is attributed accordingly.
List of values
Value 3
Description Region 3


Value 2
Description Region 2


Value 1
Description Region 1


Value 4
Description Region 4




Field Shape.STArea()
* Alias Shape.STArea()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field Shape.STLength()
* Alias Shape.STLength()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0






Metadata Details

Metadata language English(UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata dataset
Scope name * dataset


* Last update 2014-08-22


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-08-2211:18:51
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-43-221111NnS1500


Automatic updates
Have been performed No
Last update 2014-08-2211:40:12


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Todd Keeler-Wolf
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's position Senior Vegetation Ecologist, Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916 324-6857
Fax 916 324-0475

Address
Type both
Delivery point 1807 13th Street, Suite 202
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95811
Country US
e-mail address Todd.Keeler-Wolf@wildlife.ca.gov



Metadata Maintenance

Maintenance
Update frequency unknown


Other maintenance requirements
Last metadata review date: 20140808


Thumbnail and Enclosures

Thumbnail

Enclosure
Enclosure type File
Description of enclosure original metadata
Original metadata document, which was translated yes
Source metadata format fgdc