U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Landscape Conservation Cooperatives [ds710]

SDE Feature Class

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Tags
conservation, boundaries, California, partnerships, fish and wildlife service, landscape conservation cooperatives


Summary

LCCs provide scientific and technical support for conservation at "landscape" scales-the entire range of an identified priority species or groups of species. They support biological planning, conservation design, prioritizing and coordinating research, and designing species inventory and monitoring programs. LCCs also have a role in helping partners identify common goals and priorities to target the right science in the right places for efficient and effective conservation. By functioning as network of interdependent units rather than independent entities, LCC partnerships can accomplish a conservation mission no single agency or organization can accomplish alone.

Description

Landscape conservation cooperatives (LCCs) are conservation-science partnerships between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and other federal agencies, states, tribes, NGOs, universities and stakeholders within a geographically defined area. They inform resource management decisions to address national-scale stressors-including habitat fragmentation, genetic isolation, spread of invasive species, and water scarcity-all of which are accelerated by climate change.

Credits

Use limitations

Inherent in any data set used to develop graphical representations, are limitations of accuracy as determined by, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data. While the USFWS makes every effort to represent the data as completely and accurately as possible (given existing time and resource constraints), the USFWS gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. In addition, the USFWS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained in. Graphical representations provided by the use of this data do not represent a legal description of any kind.

Extent

West -179.999989 East 179.999989
North 83.148084 South -15.422167

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource boundaries


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords California

Theme keywords boundaries

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Theme keywords conservation, partnerships, fish and wildlife service, landscape conservation cooperatives

Citation

* Title DS0710_20120109
Publication date 2011-12-20


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name US FWS
Contact's role originator


Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Contact's role publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point USA



Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status planned
Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
For further information go to http://www.fws.gov/science/shc/lcc.html Collectively, LCCs will comprise a seamless national network supporting landscapes capable of sustaining abundant, diverse and healthy populations of fish, wildlife and plants. They will provide a strong link between science and conservation delivery without duplicating existing partnerships or creating burdensome and unnecessary bureaucracy. Science-based recommendations and decision-support tools produced by LCCs will be readily transferable to field offices that implement on-the-ground actions. Rather than create a new conservation infrastructure from the ground up, LCCs build upon explicit biological management priorities and objectives, and science available from existing partnerships, such as fish habitat partnerships, migratory bird joint ventures and flyway councils, as well as species- and geographic-based partnerships. LCCs support adaptive resource management by evaluating implementation of conservation strategies, maintaining and sharing information and data, and improving products as new information becomes available. Shared data platforms serve multiple purposes, including the collaborative development of population/habitat models under alternative climate scenarios to inform spatially explicit decision support for all partners. Decision-support systems and products developed by LCCs not only help determine the most effective conservation actions to support shared priorities, but also provide tools to compare and contrast the implications of management alternatives. In the face of accelerated climate change and other 21st-century conservation challenges, LCCs will regularly evaluate the effectiveness of scientific information and conservation actions and support necessary adjustments as new information becomes available. This iterative process of information sharing will help scientists and resource managers deal with uncertainties on the landscape and provide tools to compare and contrast the implications of management alternatives. LCCs were created from Geographic Areas. See http://www.fws.gov/science/shc/index.html for further information. This layer was created through a union of the Bird Conservation Region (BCR) layer and the Freshwater Ecoregions layer (FEOW). The purpose of this union was to retrieve some of the linework and attributes from the FEOW layer. Some linework from the FEOW layer was used to split some BCRs in order to accommodate high priority aquatic areas. It was also decided to union in the "Mid Atlantic" Hydrographic Unit Code (HUC) Region (Level 2) into this dataset so we could use the actual topographic boundary between the Mid-Atlantic Region (including the James and Chesapeake) from the South-Atlantic Gulf Region (including the Chowan-Roanoake) to split the Atlantic coast area. This was used instead of the FEOW boundary in this area because it diverged from the topographic boundary. After the edits were made by the mapping sub-group, this layer had the multi-part to single-part tool run on it and all polygons that had a BCR = 0 were deleted. These polygons were either the sliver polygons that were created where the FEOW and the BCR coast lines differed or FEOW polygons from areas not in North America. This was done to clean up the dataset. It also allowed the Team to select and classify the many small island polygons along the coast that were accidentally dropped out during the quick group editing process. Gulf Coast Prairie was updated to extend further east, Sept. 16, 2009. Names for several geographic areas were changed. Insular Pacific-Hawaii became Pacific Islands, Northern Great Plains became Plains and Prairie Potholes, Northern Rockies became Great Northern to comply more closely with LCC names. Changed Oct 7, 2009. The Geographic Area "South Pacific" was changed to "California"; "Northern Interior Forest" was changed to "Northwestern Interior Forest" and "Northern Atlantic" was changed to "North Atlantic". The Pacific Islands area was enlarged to include the new area identified by the regional climate change group. All edits were vetted through the FWS National Climate Team. November 12, 2009. Changes in geographic area names have been approved by LCC Coordinators Teresa Woods (Eastern Tallgrass Prairie is now Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers), Bob Ford (South Florida is now Peninsular Florida), Kathy Granillo (Southern Great Plains is now Great Plains) and Laverne Smith (Northern Alaska is now Arctic) on December 7, 2009. "Gulf Coast Plain and Ozarks" Geographic Area/LCC name changed to "Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks" (authorized by R4 Bill Uihlein - Interim Coordinator), "Arctic Plains and Mountains" Geographic Area name/LCC changed to "Arctic" (authorized by Phillip Martin - R7 Interim Coordinator), Dec 23, 2009. Data correction - added Great Lakes area to Upper Midwest and Great Lakes geographic area (authorized by Dan Ash (Science Advisor), John Wenburg (Acting Deputy Science Advisor) and Teresa Woods (R3 Interim LCC Coordinator)), Jan 6, 2010. Changed Arctic LCC to include entire Arctic Geographic Area (authorized by LaVerne Smith (R7 Science Applications ARD), Phillip Martin (R7 Interim LCC Coordinator), and John Wenburg (Acting Deputy Science Advisor)). Removed Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC. Combined Geographic Areas and LCC dataset into one layer of information and removed references to those LCCs that have FWS operational plans to make the datasets more generic and to conform to the current maps on the FWS and DOI websites (authorized by Chris Lett, John Wenburg, and David Eisenhauer, April 15, 2010.) Caribbean LCC added December 18, 2011, compiled from United Stated Exclusive Economic Zone around Puerto Rico, approved by Doug Austen, National LCC Coordinator, on December 14, 2011.
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0710_20120109
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 2011-12-20
Indeterminate time unknown

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -179.999989
* East longitude 179.999989
* North latitude 83.148084
* South latitude -15.422167
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -20037507.067200
* East longitude 20037507.067200
* South latitude -1737901.865000
* North latitude 17958620.806300
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Organization's name US Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact's position National GIS Coordinator
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 303-275-2348

Address
Type both
Delivery point 755 Parfet St, Ste 215
City Lakewood
Administrative area CO
Postal code 80226
Country US
e-mail address fwsgis@fws.gov



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency as needed


Resource Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use
Inherent in any data set used to develop graphical representations, are limitations of accuracy as determined by, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data. While the USFWS makes every effort to represent the data as completely and accurately as possible (given existing time and resource constraints), the USFWS gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. In addition, the USFWS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained in. Graphical representations provided by the use of this data do not represent a legal description of any kind.

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 DS0710_20120109
* Object type composite
* Object count 24



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0710_20120109
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 24
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Lineage

Process step
When the process occurred 2012-01-06
Description
This dataset was converted from GCS_WGS_1984 to California Teale Albers NAD83 by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG). The DFG edited the metadata in some sections.


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


Contact information




Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2012-01-0612:07:15
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2012-01-0910:45:54
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-06-2116:28:45
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
Organization's name U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), R9, IRTM, BDSS
Contact's role distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 303-275-2348

Address
Type postal
Delivery point IRTM - BCT
Delivery point U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Delivery point PO Box 25207 - DFC.
City Lakewood
Administrative area CO
Postal code 80225-0207
e-mail address fwsgis@fws.gov



Ordering process

Transfer options
Online source
Location http://www.fws.gov/GIS/data/national/FWS_LCC.zip



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location http://www.fws.gov/GIS/data/national/FWS_LCC.zip

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

Fields

Details for object DS0710_20120109
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 24


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 area_names
* Alias area_names
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Name of the Landscape Conservation Cooperative


Field Area_Num
* Alias Area_Num
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique number for each Landscape Conservation Cooperative


Field Shape_Leng
* Alias Shape_Leng
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
* Field description
Perimeter of feature in miles.
* Description source
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


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 2014-04-28


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


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-03-0617:55:52
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2814:03:48


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2814:03:48


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Organization's name U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS),R9, IRTM, BDSS
Contact's position National GIS Coordinator
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 303-275-2348

Address
Type postal
Delivery point U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Delivery point PO Box 25207 - DFC.
Delivery point IRTM - BCT
City Denver
Administrative area Colorado
Postal code 80225-0207
Country US
e-mail address fwsgis@fws.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