Mule Deer Range, Region 2 [ds796]

SDE Feature Class

Open this dataset in BIOS

Tags
California, location, biota


Summary

The purpose of this dataset is to provide general information on the distribution of important deer herds and ranges in Northern California. Description Range designations may not be current due to anthropogenic impacts or lack of data regarding the locations of seasonal ranges used by deer. CDFW 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. HISTORY In the 1980's the CDFW created the 'Migratory Deer Herd Management Plans' for most of California. These plans describe the movement and concentrations of migratory deer herds in California using herd information dating back to the 1950's. In 1990 CDFW Wildlife managers began mapping and updating the herd areas onto paper USGS 15' quadrangle maps based on these management plans, field information telemetry studies from the 1970's and 1980's, and personal knowledge. As a result of their work approximately 300 Migratory Deer Herd base maps were created. CDFW contracted with the Natural Resources Management Dept. Ca. Polytechnic State Univ (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo to convert the paper map information into electronic GIS format. This data set is the result. The report from the GIS component titled "The Creation of a Migratory Deer Herd Data Base using ArcInfo" was submitted to the CDFW in March 1993. The migratory deer herd maps cover most of California and portions of Nevada.

Description

This layer shows critical and non-critical winter and summer ranges, fall holding areas, fawning grounds and migration corridors for deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in CDFW Region 2, North Central Region, Ca. In 1990, CDFW Wildlife Biologists compiled these data from the CDFW Migratory Deer Herd Management Plans, biotelemetry studies, personal knowledge, and predicted use of habitats. These data were subsequently digitized onto USGS 15' quadrangle maps to produce this dataset.

Credits

California. Department of Fish & Wildlife North Central Region, Rancho Cordova, Ca.

Use limitations

This data is a representation of some potential deer range areas. It is intended for environmental managers. It should not be considered to represent all ranges in a given category, especially where fawning is concerned. This data should not be used at scales larger than 1:62500. Ranges may no longer exist due to habitat loss or inaccessibility.

Extent

West -123.074867 East -119.542397
North 40.449527 South 38.040703

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource location, biota


Place keywords California

Theme keywords location, biota

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation

Title Mule Deer Range, Region 2 [ds796]


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

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


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status completed
Spatial representation type * vector


* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.1.3497


Credits
California. Department of Fish & Wildlife North Central Region, Rancho Cordova, Ca.
ArcGIS item properties
* Size 1.187
* Name Mule Deer Range, Region 2 [ds796]
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
Information from data collected 1956 - 1980
Temporal extent
Date and time 1980-01-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -123.074867
* East longitude -119.542397
* North latitude 40.449527
* South latitude 38.040703
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13700631.489000
* East longitude -13307398.762400
* South latitude 4585177.385800
* North latitude 4931482.900300
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Terri Weist
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's position Environmental Scientist CDFW Region 2
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 530-836-0889

Address
e-mail address Terri.Weist@wildlife.ca.gov



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency not planned


Resource Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use
This data is a representation of some potential deer range areas. It is intended for environmental managers. It should not be considered to represent all ranges in a given category, especially where fawning is concerned. This data should not be used at scales larger than 1:62500. Ranges may no longer exist due to habitat loss or inaccessibility.

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 8.2.6


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0796_20140624
* Object type composite
* Object count 284



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0796_20140624
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 284
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Geoprocessing history

Process
Process name DefineProjection_1
Date 2008-01-2410:24:35
Tool location C:\Programs\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DefineProjection
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name Clip_1
Date 2008-01-3023:04:32
Tool location C:\Programs\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Analysis Tools.tbx\Clip
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2014-06-2413:48:24
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2014-06-2414:00:49
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


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

Fields

Details for object DS0796_20140624
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 284


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 SNAME
* Alias SNAME
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Species scientific name.


Field CNAME
* Alias CNAME
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Species common name.


Field MDEER_ID
* Alias MDEER_ID
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 11
* Scale 0




Field MDEER
* Alias MDEER
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 11
* Scale 0




Field HERD
* Alias HERD
* Data type String
* Width 12
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field DS0796_20140624.AREA
* Alias DS0796_20140624.AREA
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 18
* Scale 3




Field RNGCODE
* Alias RNGCODE
* Data type String
* Width 6
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Deer Range Code - Some records contain more than one code.
List of values
Value F
Description Fawning


Value H
Description Holding


Value M
Description Migration Corridor


Value S1
Description Summer


Value S2
Description Critical Summer


Value W1
Description Winter


Value W2
Description Critical Winter




Field PERIMETER
* Alias PERIMETER
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 18
* Scale 3




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 2014-06-24


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


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-06-2414:32:16
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-06-2414:31:37


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-06-2414:31:37

Item location history
Item copied or moved 2013-03-2815:49:07
From E:\Projects\Connectivity_project\MdeerR2_2008\mdeerdfgR2_alb83_sms
To \\\\HoldItems\MuleDeerRegion2\mdeerdfgR2_alb83_sms


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Eric Haney
Organization's name California Department of Fish & Wildlife North Central Region
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information


Thumbnail and Enclosures

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