Mule Deer Range, Region 1 [ds277]

SDE Feature Class

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Tags
biota, Deer, Trinity County, California, Shasta County, Humboldt County, Fawning Ground, Winter Range, Summer Range, environment, Tehama County, Lassen County, Fall Holding, Range, CDFG Region 1, Modoc County, Siskiyou County


Summary

To indicate critical summer range, critical winter range, fall holding area, and fawning ground for deer.

Description

This layer shows critical winter and summer ranges, fall holding areas, and fawning grounds for deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in CDFG Region 1 (Shasta, Tehama, Lassen, Modoc, Siskiyou, Trinity, and Humboldt Counties). CDFG Wildlife Biologists compiled these data in the 1970s as part of a project to identify Areas of Significant Biological Importance (Jones and Stokes 1979). This project required unit biologists to delineate natural resource boundaries and features on USGS 7.5' and 15' quadrangle maps. Deer range designations were based on biotelemetry studies, personal knowledge, and predicted use of habitats. These data were subsequently digitized to produce this dataset. The purpose of this dataset is to provide general information on the distribution of important deer ranges in Northern California. Range designations may not be current due to anthropogenic impacts or lack of data regarding the locations of seasonal ranges used by deer. CDFG should be consulted for current site-specific information on the designation or usage of seasonal ranges by deer. These maps have not been updated using current GPS techniques and may not include important corridors, reproductive areas, or other ranges important to deer populations. Critical deer winter range can include corridors essential for movement, staging areas where deer temporarily congregate, habitats containing high quality winter forage, or other elements important to the survival of deer in winter. Winter ranges are generally at lower elevations and are far less abundant than summer ranges making them vulnerable to human impacts and often a limiting factor in populations. Deer from different summer ranges may share a common winter range where breeding typically occurs. This mixing of genes on winter ranges contributes to genetically diverse and healthy populations. Critical summer range occurs generally at higher elevations, but can be similar to fall or winter ranges when deer are non-migratory. These ranges are vital to population productivity by providing habitats for parturition and rearing and forage for replenishing nutritional reserves. Summer ranges may be occupied by deer from several distinct winter ranges.. Fall holding areas are used by deer when transitioning to winter ranges. These areas can also be used in mild winters where adequate forage is available and escape from deepening snows is unnecessary. Fawning areas are critical to population productivity. They are generally located within summer ranges but can occur throughout the home ranges of non-migratory deer. Fawning areas are often linked to meadow complexes or riparian communities where adequate cover can hide newborn fawns and herbaceous forage can replenish the nutritional demands of lactation.

Credits

Use limitations

None

Extent

West -123.752106 East -119.997427
North 42.009003 South 39.708604

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in) 1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out) 1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource environment, biota


Content type Downloadable Data
Export to FGDC CSDGM XML format as Resource Description No

Place keywords Trinity County, California, Shasta County, Humboldt County, Tehama County, Lassen County, CDFG Region 1, Modoc County, Siskiyou County

Theme keywords Deer, Fawning Ground, Winter Range, Summer Range, Fall Holding, Range

Theme keywords biota, environment

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation

Title Mule Deer Range, Region 1 [ds277]
Publication date 2006-10-2300:00:00
Indeterminate date inapplicable


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's role originator


Responsible party
Individual's name Rich Callas
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's position Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 5304595977

Address
Type
e-mail address Richard.Callas@wildlife.ca.gov



Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Status completed
Spatial representation type * vector


* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333


ArcGIS item properties
* Name Mule Deer Range, Region 1 [ds277]
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
ground condition
Temporal extent
Date and time
Indeterminate date unknown

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -123.752106
* East longitude -119.997427
* North latitude 42.009003
* South latitude 39.708604
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13776021.458000
* East longitude -13358052.481900
* South latitude 4823687.350200
* North latitude 5162328.156800
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Rich Callas
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's position Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 5304595977

Address
Type
e-mail address Richard.Callas@wildlife.ca.gov



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency not planned


Resource Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use

None


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 2
M tolerance 2
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
Well-known text PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]

Reference system identifier
* Value 3857
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 8.8(9.3.1.2)


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0277_20140624
* Object type composite
* Object count 436



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0277_20140624
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 436
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Scope of quality information
Resource level dataset




Data quality report - Conceptual consistency
Measure description
The locations of the features represented in this coverage were developed based on hand drawn maps representing the best-professional judgement of DFG Biologists. These data have not be rigorously examined or updated usign current technical means (e.g., telemetry, GPS radio collars, etc.). These data were compiled by DFG Unit Biologists in the 1970s under what was then known as the Areas of Significant Biological Importance (ASBI) project performed by Jones and Stokes (1979). Under this project unit biologists were asked to hand draw natural resource boundaries and other resource features on USGS 7.5' and 15' quadrangle maps. These features were subsequently hand digitized to produce this dataset. There were often inconsistencies in the detail and extent of what was considered to be "siginificant" by the individual unit biologists. This is most obvious at boundaries between the biologists' units where the features often do not line up. Additionally, given that much of this information was developed during the 1970s it is most likely fairly outdated. A recent qualitative review of these data by DFG Biologist Bob Schaefer (in 2001) indicated that this dataset is not highly accurate. Bob compared this dataset to his personal knowledge of Deer Range, Fall Holding Areas, and Fawning grounds indicated that there was not a great match. Please use this data with extreme caution! If there are any questions, please contact a DFG Biologist for the area in question.




Geoprocessing history

Distribution

Distributor
Contact information
Individual's name Eric Haney
Organization's name CDFG
Contact's position Research Manager I (GIS)
Contact's role distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 530-225-2052

Address
e-mail address ehaney@dfg.ca.gov



Ordering process
Terms and fees None



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Data/BIOS
Function performed information

Fields

Details for object DS0277_20140624
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 436


Field OBJECTID
* Alias OBJECTID
* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
* Field description
Internal feature number.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field Shape
* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
* Field description
Feature geometry.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.




Field TYPEOFUSE
* Alias TYPEOFUSE
* Data type String
* Width 30
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Type of Use - Verbal description of range type
Description source
CDFG
List of values
Value Critical Summer Range


Value Critical Winter Range


Value Fall Holding Area


Value Fawning Ground




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 2017-09-05


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 2014-06-2413:45:58
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2017-09-0515:07:43


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2017-09-0515:07:43


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Eric M. Haney
Organization's name CDFG
Contact's position Research Manager I (GIS)
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 530-225-2052

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 2440 Athens Ave.
City Redding
Administrative area CA
Postal code 96001
e-mail address ehaney@dfg.ca.gov



Metadata Maintenance

Maintenance
Update frequency unknown


Thumbnail and Enclosures

Thumbnail

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