Natural Landscape Blocks - California Essential Habitat Connectivity (CEHC) [ds621]

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Tags
California, Essential, Habitat, Connectivity, Natural Landscape Blocks, Essential Connectivity Areas, Linkage, Corridor, Linkage Design, Connectivity Conservation, Least-cost Corridor


Summary

The Essential Connectivity Map shows a statewide network of 850 relatively intact Natural Landscape Blocks (ranging in size from 2,000 to about 3.7 million acres) connected by 192 Essential Connectivity Areas (Table 3.1). There are fewer Essential Connectivity Areas than Natural Landscape Blocks, because each Essential Connectivity Area serves to connect at least two, and as many as 15 Natural Landscape Blocks. Due to the broad, statewide nature of this map, and its focus on connecting very large blocks of mostly protected natural lands, the network omits many areas that are important to biological conservation. The purpose of the map is to focus attention on large areas important to maintaining ecological integrity at the broadest scale. Natural areas excluded from this broad-brush Essential Connectivity Network can therefore not be "written off" as unimportant to connectivity conservation or to sustaining California's natural heritage.

Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) commissioned the California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project because a functional network of connected wildlands is essential to the continued support of California's diverse natural communities in the face of human development and climate change. The Essential Connectivity Map depicts large, relatively natural habitat blocks that support native biodiversity (Natural Landscape Blocks) and areas essential for ecological connectivity between them (Essential Connectivity Areas). This coarse-scale map was based primarily on the concept of ecological integrity, rather than the needs of particular species. Essential Connectivity Areas are placeholder polygons that can inform land-planning efforts, but that should eventually be replaced by more detailed Linkage Designs, developed at finer resolution based on the needs of particular species and ecological processes. It is important to recognize that even areas outside of Natural Landscape Blocks and Essential Connectivity Areas support important ecological values that should not be "written off" as lacking conservation value. Furthermore, because the Essential Habitat Connectivity Map was created at the statewide scale, based on available statewide data layers, and ignored Natural Landscape Blocks smaller than 2,000 acres squared, it has errors of omission that should be addressed at regional and local scales.

Credits

Use limitations

The user accepts sole responsibility for the correct interpretation of this report and the correct use of its accompanying data sets in environmental documents. The Essential Habitat Connectivity map delineates lands likely important to wildlife movement between large, mostly natural areas at the statewide scale based on available data and assumptions provided in this report. It omits small natural areas and does not reflect movement needs of particular species. It is a decision-support tool to be refined by finer-scale analyses and local linkage designs. DO NOT assume that lands outside Natural Landscape Blocks or Essential Connectivity Areas are unimportant to wildlife populations or movements.

Extent

West -124.441493 East -113.600370
North 42.062573 South 32.429310

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

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

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

Place keywords California

Theme keywords California, Essential, Habitat, Connectivity, Natural Landscape Blocks, Essential Connectivity Areas, Linkage, Corridor, Linkage Design, Connectivity Conservation, Least-cost Corridor

Citation

Title Natural Landscape Blocks - California Essential Habitat Connectivity (CEHC) [ds621]
Publication date 2017-09-1300:00:00


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name Spencer, W.D., P. Beier, K. Penrod, K. Winters, C. Paulman, H. Rustigian-Romsos, J. Strittholt, M. Parisi, and A. Pettler. 2010. California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project: A Strategy for Conserving a Connected California. Prepared for California Department of Transportation, California Department of Fish and Game, and Federal Highways Administration.
Contact's role originator


Responsible party
Individual's name Heather Rustigian-Romsos
Organization's name Conservation Biology Institute
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (541) 368-5803

Address
Type
e-mail address heather@consbio.org



Resource Details

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


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 Natural Landscape Blocks - California Essential Habitat Connectivity (CEHC) [ds621]
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -124.441493
* East longitude -113.600370
* North latitude 42.062573
* South latitude 32.429310
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -368643.148400
* East longitude 531587.115500
* South latitude -604390.162600
* North latitude 449365.299900
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Heather Rustigian-Romsos
Organization's name Conservation Biology Institute
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (541) 368-5803

Address
Type
e-mail address heather@consbio.org



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency unknown


Resource Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use

The user accepts sole responsibility for the correct interpretation of this report and the correct use of its accompanying data sets in environmental documents. The Essential Habitat Connectivity map delineates lands likely important to wildlife movement between large, mostly natural areas at the statewide scale based on available data and assumptions provided in this report. It omits small natural areas and does not reflect movement needs of particular species. It is a decision-support tool to be refined by finer-scale analyses and local linkage designs. DO NOT assume that lands outside Natural Landscape Blocks or Essential Connectivity Areas are unimportant to wildlife populations or movements.


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 8.8(9.3.1.2)


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0621_20170913
* Object type composite
* Object count 0



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0621_20170913
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 0
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2017-09-1511:10:52
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.5\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2017-09-1511:13:00
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.5\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distributor
Available format
* Name File Geodatabase Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
* Location file://\\\\HoldItems\Essential_Hab_Connectivity\FINALDATA\CEHCP.gdb
* Access protocol Local Area Network
* Description Downloadable Data



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


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

Online source
Location ftp://ftp.wildlife.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/600_699/ds621.zip
Function performed download

Fields

Details for object DS0621_20170913
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 0


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 ID
* Alias Id
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique Number for the NLB


Field AREA_acres
* Alias AREA_acres
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Area in acres
Description source
Calculated geometry in GIS


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






Overview Description


Metadata Details

* Metadata language English(UNITED STATES)
* Metadata character set utf16 - 16 bit UCS Transfer Format


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


* Last update 2017-09-15


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


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2017-09-1511:10:46
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2017-09-1511:12:40


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2017-09-1511:12:40


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Heather Rustigian-Romsos
Organization's name Conservation Biology Institute
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (541) 368-5803

Address
Type
e-mail address heather@consbio.org



Metadata Maintenance

Maintenance
Update frequency unknown


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