Wildlife Surveys - DFG Lands, Region 2 [ds325]

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golden eagle, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Ecological Reserve, El Dorado County, reptile, wetland, yellow-breasted chat, California, Placer County, coniferous, Amador County, Yolo County, willow flycatcher, Sutter County, Glenn County, mammal, habitat, European starling, chaparral, Yuba County, yellow warbler, Solano County, wild turkey, oak, acorn woodpecker, woodland, red-shouldered hawk, northern goshawk, bird, lake, river, Sierra County, environment, biota, Lassen County, amphibian, California quail, Plumas County, mountain quail, bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, shrubland, Butte County, forest, Cooper's hawk, mourning dove, Colusa County, riparian, Wildlife Area, Nevada County, Swainson's hawk


Summary

The data are part of ongoing studies of the wildlife resources at CDFW units throughout the NCR. These surveys were supported by the State Wildlife Grant program.

Description

These data represent wildlife observations from surveys in 2004 and 2005 of 56 different Wildlife Areas and Ecological Reserves (units) managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in the North Central Region (NCR). These wildlife species were observed by trained observers from the NCR's Resource Assessment Program (RAP) doing walking surveys through discrete habitat patches at the different CDFW units. These wildlife species were observed from 374 different transects conducted between 14 July 2004 and 12 July 2005. There are 6,185 detections of 266 different taxa including amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Wildlife observation data are linked to the transect data with a common variable that represents the identification number of each transect (Route Number).

Credits

Use limitations

These data can be used without constraints.

Extent

West -122.099840 East -119.626024
North 40.427732 South 37.639556

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource biota, environment


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, El Dorado County, California, Placer County, Amador County, Yolo County, Sutter County, Glenn County, Yuba County, Solano County, Sierra County, Lassen County, Plumas County, Butte County, Colusa County, Nevada County

Theme keywords golden eagle, Ecological Reserve, reptile, wetland, yellow-breasted chat, coniferous, willow flycatcher, mammal, habitat, European starling, chaparral, yellow warbler, wild turkey, oak, acorn woodpecker, woodland, red-shouldered hawk, northern goshawk, bird, lake, river, amphibian, California quail, mountain quail, bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, shrubland, forest, Cooper's hawk, mourning dove, riparian, Wildlife Area, Swainson's hawk

Theme keywords environment, biota

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation

* Title DS0325_20070710
Publication date 2007-06-15


Edition Version 1


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name Barrett A. Garrison, Resource Assessment Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region
Contact's role originator


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status completed
Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
Methodology Trained observers walked linear and nonlinear, irregular length transects confined within discreet habitat patches within each unit observing and recording all species of wildlife seen or heard during the surveys. The surveys were conducted during the daylight hours, and transects generally took 1-2 hours to complete. Observers selected transects to sample wildlife in habitat patches that were representative of the respective habitat within the individual CDFW unit. Surveys were conducted during the fall, winter, spring, and summer seasons, and 1-3 surveys were conducted at each unit. Winter access to several units at higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada was not possible. Binoculars were used to aid identification, and all habitats were classified using the CWHR habitat classification system. Transects were delineated after the surveys were done by tracing a polyline between GPS waypoints taken at the beginning and ending of the transects. At least one patch of each habitat type was surveyed at each unit. Detections of wildlife are only those of animals that were stationary and using terrestrial or aquatic habitat components and were not flying over the habitat patches. Surveys were done mostly of CDFW units within the NCR that lack permanent staff. Spenceville and Hallelujah Junction, however, both units with staff, were surveyed.
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0325_20070710
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
ground condition
Temporal extent
Beginning date
Indeterminate date 14 July 2004
Ending date
Indeterminate date 12 July 2005

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -122.099840
* East longitude -119.626024
* North latitude 40.427732
* South latitude 37.639556
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13592091.997900
* East longitude -13316708.121400
* South latitude 4528631.622300
* North latitude 4928295.173300
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Barrett A. Garrison
Organization's name Resource Assessment Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region
Contact's position Staff Environmental Scientist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (916) 358-2945
Fax (916) 358-2912

Address
Type postal
Delivery point North Central Region
Delivery point California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Delivery point 1701 Nimbus Road
City Rancho Cordova
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95670
e-mail address bgarrison@dfg.ca.gov



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency as needed


Resource Constraints

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
Neither the State of California nor the California Department of Fish and Wildlife warrant the correctness or accuracy of the observation data presented in here. They are used at the user's own risk.
Other constraints
Public use.
Constraints
Limitations of use
These data can be used without constraints.

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 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0325_20070710
* Object type composite
* Object count 374



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0325_20070710
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polyline
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 374
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Scope of quality information
Resource level dataset




Data quality report - Conceptual consistency
Measure description
These observations represent detections of individual wildlife taxa at 56 different CDFW units within the NCR. Some transects where aquatic and terrestrial habitats meet spatially overlap because transects for aquatic habitat could not be delineated in the water. In addition, some transects spatially overlap, including terrestrial habitats that are adjacent to aquatic habitats, and transects that were resurveyed at different dates. Terrestrial and aquatic wildlife were detected in aquatic and terrestrial habitats, respectively, due to aquatic and terrestrial habitat components found within these habitats that resulted in these species using habitats for which they normally could not use. For example, many species of waterbirds were found in grassland and riparian habitats because water features too small to be individual habitats were found in these terrestrial habitats. Contrarily, species of terrestrial wildlife were found in aquatic habitats because terrestrial habitat components, such as trees, were found in aquatic habitats.




Data quality report - Completeness omission
Measure description
All data are complete.




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description
It is assumed that these species were accurately identified by vocalization and/or visually, and that they were counted accurately. Also, the spatial accuracy of the transects is considered accurate to + 10 m, but the delineated transect may cross patches of habitat that are different from the surveyed habitat because the transect was drawn as a straight line. In addition, transects may traverse aquatic areas where the observers could not traverse. It assumed that the observed wildlife were confined solely to the patch of surveyed habitat.




Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy
Dimension horizontal


Measure description
The spatial accuracy of the transects is considered accurate to + 10 m, but the delineated transect may cross patches of habitat that are different from the surveyed habitat because the transect was drawn as a straight line. In addition, transects may cross areas, such as open water, that observers could not traverse. These are artifacts of the transect delineation process.




Lineage

Process step
Description
Data were gathered in the field, and were then entered into Excel as raw field data from the surveys. GPS waypoints were marked in the field at the beginning and ending of each transect. The transect shapefile was created by connecting the beginning and ending waypoints of the surveys to form a polyline GIS feature. Some transects were drawn without any waypoints or with 1 waypoint so their accuracy is less than transects drawn with 2 waypoints.


Process contact
Individual's name Barrett A. Garrison
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's role processor


Contact information




Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2011-07-2108:50:36
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-06-2114:43:41
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distributor
Contact information
Individual's name Gordon Gould
Organization's name Biogeographic Data Branch, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's role distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (916) 445-5006
Fax (916) 324-0475

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 1416 Ninth St., 12th floor
Delivery point California Department of Fish and Wildlife
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95814
e-mail address ggould@dfg.ca.gov



Available format
Specification Excel and ArcGIS shapefile


Ordering process
Terms and fees None
Date of availability
Turnaround time
1-2 weeks
Instructions
Contact Distributor



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


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

Online source
Location ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/300_399/ds325.zip

Fields

Details for object DS0325_20070710
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 374


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 ROUTE_NUM
* Alias ROUTE_NUM
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique number identifying the transect


Field SEASON
* Alias SEASON
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Season of the survey
List of values
Value FRWA
Description Feather Riverr Wildlife Area


Value SRWA
Description Sacramento River Wildlife Area


Value TRWA
Description Truckee River Wildlife Area


Accuracy information
Explanation
Non-breeding: surveys conducted between August and March. Spring: surveys conducted between April and May. Summer: surveys conducted between June and July.


Field CDFG_UNIT
* Alias CDFG_UNIT
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
CDFW Wildlife Area or Ecological Reserve


Field DATE_SURV
* Alias DATE_SURV
* Data type Date
* Width 36
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Date of the Survey
Accuracy information
Explanation
Date in MM/DD/YYYY


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






Details for object BIOS NCR 2004 2005 wildlife surveysC
* Type Table
* Row count 6185


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




Field COM_NAME
* Alias COM_NAME
* Data type String
* Width 28
Field description
Common name of detected species.
Accuracy information
Explanation
Accepted common name of the species; there were some unidentified individuals of broad groups such as warblers, flycatchers, fish, squirrels, etc.


Field NUMB_CALL
* Alias NUMB_CALL
* Data type Number
* Width 4
Field description
Number of individuals detected from the surveys that were vocalizing.


Field NUMB_SEEN
* Alias NUMB_SEEN
* Data type String
* Width 50
Field description
Number of individuals detected from the surveys that were seen.
Accuracy information
Explanation
Value "9999" indicates that the number of animals making the sign, etc. is not known.


Field SIGN
* Alias SIGN
* Data type Date
* Width 8
Field description
Comments regarding signs of some species that were visually detected.


Field START_SURV
* Alias START_SURV
* Data type String
* Width 50
Field description
Time that the survey started in 24-hour time.


Field END_SURV
* Alias END_SURV
* Data type String
* Width 50
Field description
Time that the survey ended in 24-hour time.


Field CWHR_HAB
* Alias CWHR_HAB
* Data type String
* Width 50
Field description
Habitat type as classified using the CWHR habitat classification system.
Description source
Mayer and Laudenslayer. 1988. A Guide to Wildlife Habitats of California. Updates on-line at www.dfg.ca.gov/bdb/html/wildlife_habitats.html


Field CWHR_STAGE
* Alias CWHR_STAGE
* Data type Number
* Width 4
Field description
Stage of the habitat type as classified using the CWHR habitat classification system.
Description source
Mayer and Laudenslayer. 1988. A Guide to Wildlife Habitats of California. Updates on-line at www.dfg.ca.gov/bdb/html/wildlife_habitats.html


Field OBSERVER1
* Alias OBSERVER1
* Data type String
* Width 25
Field description
Name of primary observer for the survey.


Field OBSERVER2
* Alias OBSERVER2
* Data type String
* Width 20
Field description
Name of second observer for the survey if present.


Field OBSERVER3
* Alias OBSERVER3
* Data type String
* Width 20
Field description
Name of third observer for the survey if present.


Field OBSERVER4
* Alias OBSERVER4
* Data type String
* Width 20
Field description
Name of fourth observer for the survey if present.


Field ROUTE_NUM
* Alias ROUTE_NUM
* Data type Number
* Width 13
Field description
Unique number identifying the transect.


Field ROUTE_TYPE
* Alias ROUTE_TYPE
* Data type String
* Width 15
Field description
Type of route based on the number of waypoints used to define the transect.
List of values
Value 2 waypoints
Description Transect based on 2 waypoints


Value 1 waypoints
Description Transect based on 1 waypoint


Value No waypoints
Description Transect drawn without any waypoints but thought to be in actual habitat patch where survey was conducted.


Value Generic
Description Transect drawn without any waypoints and placed in middle of the unit, so not in actual location where the survey was conducted.






Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
The transects represent the routes taken by trained observers through discreet habitat patches for wildlife surveys conducted between 14 July 2004 and 12 July 2005. The wildlife detections are taxa that were detected by sight or sound during the surveys. There are 6,185 detections of 266 difference taxa from 374 transects from 56 different Wildlife Areas and Ecological Reserves in the NCR. Data from the transect shapefile and detection Excel file relate to each other through the field "Route Number." The shapefile contains the spatial data for the transects, while the Excel file contains the biological data with the wildlife detections.




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 2014-04-28


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-03-0616:02:01
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2810:07:12


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2810:07:12


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Barrett A. Garrison
Organization's name Resource Assessment Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (916) 358-2945
Fax (916) 358-2945

Address
Type postal
Delivery point California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Delivery point North Central Region
Delivery point 1701 Nimbus Road
City Rancho Cordova
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95670
e-mail address bgarrison@dfg.ca.gov



Thumbnail and Enclosures

Thumbnail

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