Coachella Valley Milk-vetch - Final Critical Habitat - USFWS [ds779]

SDE Feature Class

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Tags
Southern California, environment, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, habitat, Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae, biota, Coachella Valley milk-vetch, critical


Summary

Critical habitat constitutes areas considered essential for the conservation of a listed species. These areas provide notice to the public and land managers of the importance of the areas to the conservation of this species. Special protections and/or restrictions are possible in areas where Federal funding, permits, licenses, authorizations, or actions occur or are required.

Description

These data identify, in general, the areas of Final critical habitat for Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae (Coachella Valley milk-vetch).

Credits

U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office

Use limitations

The GIS files and their associated coordinates are not the legal source for determining the critical habitat boundaries of species described in this dataset, but are used to identify areas which contain the physical and biological features essential to the conservation of the species or areas otherwise determined to be essential. Inherent in any dataset used to develop graphical representations, are limitations of accuracy as determined, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data. While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service makes every effort to represent the critical habitat shown with 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 herein. Graphical representations provided by the use of these data do not represent a legal description of the critical habitat boundary. The user is referred to the critical habitat textual description in the appropriate final rule for this species as published in the Federal Register. These data are to be used only in the context of the definition and purpose of critical habitat. This primarily relates to Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act. These data may be used for planning and land management purposes. They are not to be used for legal survey use. Please refer to Federal Register Citation Number 78FR10450, published 20130213 for the legal critical habitat information.

Extent

West -116.828666 East -116.301049
North 34.003691 South 33.772948

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 Southern California

Theme keywords U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, habitat, Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae, Coachella Valley milk-vetch, critical

Theme keywords environment, biota

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Categories




Citation

Title Coachella Valley Milk-vetch - Final Critical Habitat - USFWS [ds779]
Publication date 2013-02-1300:00:00


Presentation formats digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format vector digital data


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
Contact's role originator


Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
Contact's position GIS Branch Chief
Individual's name Tony McKinney
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 760/431-9440
Fax 760/431-5901

Address
Type
Delivery point 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
City Carlsbad
Administrative area CA
Postal code 92008
Country US
e-mail address tony_mckinney@fws.gov

Hours of service
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Contact instructions
Email, fax, or telephone.


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 10.4.0.5524


Credits
U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
ArcGIS item properties
* Name Coachella Valley Milk-vetch - Final Critical Habitat - USFWS [ds779]
* Size 0.121
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -116.828666
* East longitude -116.301049
* North latitude 34.003691
* South latitude 33.772948
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13005307.664100
* East longitude -12946573.548800
* South latitude 3998355.078300
* North latitude 4029297.690800
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Organization's name U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
Contact's position GIS Branch Chief
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 760/431-9440
Fax 760/431-5901

Address
Type
Delivery point 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
City Carlsbad
Administrative area CA
Postal code 92008
Country US
e-mail address tony_mckinney@fws.gov

Hours of service
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Contact instructions
Email, fax, or telephone.


Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency not planned


Resource Constraints

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
See access and use constraints information.
Constraints
Limitations of use

The GIS files and their associated coordinates are not the legal source for determining the critical habitat boundaries of species described in this dataset, but are used to identify areas which contain the physical and biological features essential to the conservation of the species or areas otherwise determined to be essential. Inherent in any dataset used to develop graphical representations, are limitations of accuracy as determined, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data. While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service makes every effort to represent the critical habitat shown with 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 herein. Graphical representations provided by the use of these data do not represent a legal description of the critical habitat boundary. The user is referred to the critical habitat textual description in the appropriate final rule for this species as published in the Federal Register. These data are to be used only in the context of the definition and purpose of critical habitat. This primarily relates to Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act. These data may be used for planning and land management purposes. They are not to be used for legal survey use. Please refer to Federal Register Citation Number 78FR10450, published 20130213 for the legal critical habitat information.


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
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 DS0779_20160922
* Object type composite
* Object count 58



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0779_20160922
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 58
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Lineage

Process step
Description
The creation of the Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae (Coachella Valley milk-vetch, (ASLECO)) Final Revised Critical habitat was completed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service - Carlsbad, California ES Office GIS staff using the following: The process consisted of using the prior August 25, 2011 revised proposed critical habitat essential habitat data as a base and then applying additional landscape parameters to capture the 2013 resulting habitat design. The entire habitat designation process originated based on the 2004 proposed efforts. The base 2004 proposed critical habitat process consisted of considering the primary and non-primary feeder drainages within selected hydrologic basins depicted in the USGS report cited in the rule. To do this the GIS staff used ESRI ArcView software with USGS 1997 1-meter resolution color infrared and AirPhoto USA 2003 1-meter resolution true color aerial photography as a base. Using the image base and hydrologic basins as digital extent, the primary feeders were manual digitized within visual reason at a visual scale of 1:2500-1:8000. Drainages were captured to the headwaters when possible. Non-primary drainages were captured when they exhibited signs of past flow or sedimentation processes and were of reasonable visual detection. Once drainages were digitally captured the product was converted to ESRI ArcInfo coverages for additional editing and processing. The data was further combined with polygons of source and suitable habitat categories and then combined with ownership and CV Preferred Alternative Reserve design data. Specific classes were excluded based on source and others were selected based on suitable habitat class. The selected data was further processed through the CFWO Critical habitat legal description process operation. The resulting Critical Habitat designation process resulted in a legally defensible record. It should be noted that we used updated CVAG 2005 ownership information to clean up and redefine polygon boundaries. For the 2011 proposed revision effort, we used the 2004 proposed essential habitat as the initial habitat base and examined additional geomorphological parameters to determine the extent of the fluvial sand transport system essential for the conservation of A. lentiginosus var. coachellae, such as the overall 10 percent (10%) slope line. The slope line was created using ArcGIS 9.3.1 software application that extracted the 10 percent slope from the 30 meter digital elevation model for the Coachella Valley, dissolving small landscape undulations within that upper limit, and smoothing the resultant line using a 200 meter maximum offset from the point of inflection. The 10 percent slope line was used as a guide in delineating sand transport areas (primary drainages where ground slope is less than 10%). Portions of drainages where ground slope is equal to or greater than 10% were considered sand source areas and therefore removed from the proposal. All portions of non-primary drainages were also removed. Portions of the drainages where slope is less than 10%, but which have been found to not contribute sand to A. lentiginosus var. coachellae habitat (per Griffiths et al. 2002) were also removed. In addition to geomorphological factors influencing the fluvial sand transport system, we included known taxon location distribution, the Coachella Valley Association of Governments 2007 Multiple Species Conservation Plan (Coachella Valley MSHCP/NCCP) Conservation Areas, suitable habitat as defined by the A. lentiginosus var. coachellae habitat model of 2007, 2009 general ownership, the Bureau of Indian Affair's 2008 land status data, and County of Riverside April 2011 parcels. Edits and corrections were made using ESRI server I3 Prime World 2D 2009 Aerials Express imagery at 0.3m resolution and validated against USDA NAIP 2010 1m imagery. As in 2005, we removed areas covered by the Coachella Valley MSHCP/NCCP that fell outside of the conservation areas defined by the plan, because analyses conducted for the Plan concluded that lands inside of the conservation areas were most important for conservation of the taxon. Areas of suitable habitat that have been permanently cut off from the aeolian sand transport system (shielded sand dunes/fields) were also removed both in 2005 and 2011, because these areas are not expected to support suitable habitat in perpetuity. For the 2013 final revised effort, we used the 2011 revised proposed essential habitat as the initial habitat base and removed areas covered under the Coachella Valley MSHCP/NCCP, owned by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, or owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (we determined that the benefits of excluding these areas outweighed the benefits of including them in the final designation). In this process we combined the 2011 effort with the Coachella Valley Association of Government (CVAG) general ownership, the Bureau of Indian Affair's 2011 land status, 2011 Aqua Caliente Indian Reservation land status, 2010 Morongo Tribal Indian Reservation land status, and County of Riverside April 2012 parcels. Using these data and methods, FWS staff was able to capture both unoccupied fluvial sand transport areas and occupied depositional habitat, which together constitute critical habitat for the taxon. See: Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 30 /Page 10450/ Wednesday, February 13, 2013 /Part IV/50 CFR Part 17. [Docket No. FWSR8ES20110064; 4500030114] RIN 1018AX40 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae (Coachella Valley milk-vetch) for further information.




Process step
When the process occurred 2016-09-2200:00:00
Description
Table restructure. - California Department of Fish and Wildlife, BIOS




Source data
Description
Refer to the Federal Register (78FR10450), 20130213.




Geoprocessing history

Process
Process name
Date 2016-09-2308:53:33
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.4\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name
Date 2016-09-2308:53:46
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.4\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distributor
Contact information
Organization's name U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
Contact's position GIS Branch Chief
Contact's role distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 760/431-9440
Fax 760/431-5901

Address
Delivery point 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
City Carlsbad
Administrative area CA
Postal code 92008
Country US
e-mail address tony_mckinney@fws.gov

Hours of service
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Contact instructions
Email, fax, or telephone.


Ordering process
Terms and fees None
Instructions
This shapefile is downloadable from the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Critical Habitat Portal. See the "Online Source" section.

Transfer options
Online source
Location http://criticalhabitat.fws.gov/docs/crithab/zip/FCH_ASTRAGALUS_LENTIGINOSUS_VAR_COACHELLAE_20130213.shp.zip



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
* Transfer size 0.121


Online source
Location http://bios.wildlife.ca.gov
Function performed information

Online source
Location https://www.fws.gov/carlsbad/gis/cfwogis.html
Function performed download

Fields

Details for object DS0779_20160922
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 58
Definition
Final Critical Habitat for Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae (Coachella Valley milk-vetch)
Definition source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


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 COMNAME
* Alias COMNAME
* Data type String
* Width 200
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Legal common name of the species
Description source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Field SCINAME
* Alias SCINAME
* Data type String
* Width 200
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Binomial or trinomial scientific name
Description source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Field SPCODE
* Alias SPCODE
* Data type String
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique Species Code referencing the species for the critical habitat being submitted
Description source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Field VIPCODE
* Alias VIPCODE
* Data type String
* Width 3
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique Population Code referencing the species for the critical habitat being submitted
Description source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Field UNIT
* Alias UNIT
* Data type String
* Width 20
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Critical habitat unit code
Description source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Field UNITNAME
* Alias UNITNAME
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Critical Habitat unit name
Description source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Field STATUS
* Alias STATUS
* Data type String
* Width 30
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Critical Habitat Status
Description source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
List of values
Value FINAL
Description Final Critical Habitat
Enumerated domain value definition source U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Value PROPOSED
Description Proposed Critical Habitat
Enumerated domain value definition source U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Value EXCLUDED
Description Excluded (4A3 or 4B2)
Enumerated domain value definition source U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Value VACATED
Description Vacated by Court Order
Enumerated domain value definition source U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service




Field LEADOFFICE
* Alias LEADOFFICE
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Lead Office Cost Center Code
Description source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Field FEDREG
* Alias FEDREG
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Federal Register ID
Description source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Field PUBDATE
* Alias PUBDATE
* Data type String
* Width 8
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Federal Register publication date
Description source
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Field EFFECTDATE
* Alias EFFECTDATE
* Data type String
* Width 8
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Effective date for critical habitat designation
Description source
U.S. Fish & 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 2016-10-13


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 2016-09-2308:53:31
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2016-10-1310:24:04


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2016-10-1310:23:46

Item location history
Item copied or moved 2016-09-2214:16:10
From P:\WorkArea\ds700-799\779-Coachella_Valley_Milk-vetch_FCriticalHab\v2\v2_work\ds779_1
To \\geodata.\\ds700-799\779-Coachella_Valley_Milk-vetch_FCriticalHab\v2\v2_final\ds779_1


Metadata Maintenance

Maintenance
Update frequency unknown


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