Vegetation - Palos Verdes NCCP Preserve [ds939]

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Tags
Vegetation, biota, Los Angeles County, California, Rancho Palos Verdes


Summary

The primary objective of this project was to create an accurate baseline vegetation map for the RPV-NCCP. When the NCCP was initially prepared in the late 1990s, floristic information of the area was based on existing surveys, many of which had been prepared for development projects. There was inconsistency in the terminology, level of detail, and scope between the various sources. The initial vegetation maps used in the draft RPV-NCCP were merged from several sources of data, which was adequate at the time. However, they did not provide the level of information that would be most valuable for long-term preserve management. This project has allowed for a detailed, on-the-ground vegetation survey of the PVNP using the California Native Plant Societys Vegetation Rapid Assessment protocol and the latest quantitative classification methods. The resulting vegetation classification follows the Manual of California Vegetation (Sawyer et al. 2009), which is the current standard for interpreting state-wide vegetation patterns and for initiating local and regional ecological assessments. The combination of survey data and the classification of the local vegetation were used to produce a detailed, accurate vegetation map of the PVNP.

Description

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) received grant funding through the California Department of Fish and Games Local Assistance Grant program to produce a fine-scale, spatially and floristically accurate vegetation map of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve (PVNP). The PVNP is part of the draft Rancho Palos Verdes Natural Community Conservation Plan (RPV-NCCP) area, and encompasses approximately 1200 acres of protected open space. The PVNP is located in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, in southern Los Angeles County. The project area represents several biologically rare habitat types, including coastal sage and cactus scrub. In addition, the PVNP hosts several rare and endangered plant and animal species, which are classified as covered species in the RPV-NCCP. Vegetation resources were assessed through field surveys, resulting in the classification analysis of 26 vegetation alliances, 38 vegetation associations or semi-natural stands, and mapping of 583 vegetation map polygons.

Credits

Use limitations

The California Native Plant Society shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (i.e. GIF or JPG format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. The California Native Plant Society gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a CNPS server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on computer systems at the California Native Plant Society, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on other systems for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

Extent

West -118.416788 East -118.327680
North 33.771913 South 33.727190

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource biota


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords Los Angeles County, California, Rancho Palos Verdes

Thesaurus
Title National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus




Theme keywords biota

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Theme keywords Vegetation

Thesaurus
Title National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus




Citation

* Title DS0939_20131029
Publication date 2011-05-31


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
Contact's role originator


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status completed
Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
The complete report for this dataset, Vegetation Mapping of the Rancho Palos Verdes NCCP Preserve: Vegetation Map and Classification Report (Verdone and Evens, 2010), is available here: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=24567
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0939_20131029
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
West longitude -118.416861
East longitude -118.327642
South latitude 33.726927
North latitude 33.772049

Extent
Description
observed
Temporal extent
Beginning date 2009-02-01
Ending date 2010-01-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -118.416788
* East longitude -118.327680
* North latitude 33.771913
* South latitude 33.727190
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13182096.588600
* East longitude -13172177.127600
* South latitude 3992228.879100
* North latitude 3998216.512200
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Kendra Sikes
Organization's name California Native Plant Society
Contact's position Vegetation Ecologist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (916) 447-2677

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 1807 13th Street, Suite 202
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95811
Country US
e-mail address ksikes@cnps.org



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency not planned


Resource Constraints

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
The California Native Plant Society shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (i.e. GIF or JPG format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. The California Native Plant Society gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a CNPS server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on computer systems at the California Native Plant Society, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on other systems for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.
Constraints
Limitations of use
The California Native Plant Society shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (i.e. GIF or JPG format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. The California Native Plant Society gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a CNPS server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on computer systems at the California Native Plant Society, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on other systems for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

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 DS0939_20131029
* Object type composite
* Object count 580



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0939_20131029
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 580
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2013-10-2918:02:19
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-10-2918:03:19
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distributor
Contact information
Individual's name Kendra Sikes
Organization's name California Native Plant Society
Contact's position Vegetation Ecologist
Contact's role distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916-447-2677

Address
Type both
Delivery point 1807 13th Street, Suite 202
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95811
Country US
e-mail address ksikes@cnps.org



Available format
Name MDB


Ordering process
Terms and fees None



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/900_999/ds939.zip

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

Fields

Details for object DS0939_20131029
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 580
Definition
Vegetation - Palos Verdes NCCP Preserve [ds939]


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 NVCSName
* Alias NVCSName
* Data type String
* Width 100
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name of the vegetation description used in the National Vegetation Classification System (see http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html) . Since the NVCS does not have categories for human land use or otherwise unvegetated land, those descriptions were drawn from the California Wildlife Habitat Relationship.


Field NVCSLevel
* Alias NVCSLevel
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized level of the vegetation description used in the National Vegetation Classification System (see http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html) .


Field MapClass
* Alias MapClass
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The finest level of vegetation type mapped (alliance, association, group or macrogroup); or land use for polygons that are not natural vegetation, per the mapping classification.


Field VegCode
* Alias VegCode
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Mapping code for vegetation type, including water and land use.
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 1414
Description 1 Riparian/Wash Scrub and Woodland Macrogroup
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1430
Description Salix lasiolepis Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1431
Description Salix lasiolepis (disturbed) Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1432
Description Salix lasiolepis/Baccharis salicifolia Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2000
Description 1 California Chaparral Macrogroup
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2130
Description Heteromeles arbutifolia Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2131
Description Heteromeles arbutifolia-Mixed coastal scrub Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2150
Description Rhus integrifolia (Lemonadeberry) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2151
Description Rhus integrifolia-Opuntia littoralis-Eriogonum cinereum Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2152
Description Rhus integrifolia (disturbed) Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2153
Description Rhus integrifolia (strongly dominant) Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2210
Description Baccharis salicifolia (Mulefat) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2212
Description Baccharis salicifolia Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2310
Description Baccharis pilularis (Coyotebrush) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2311
Description Baccharis pilularis Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2313
Description Baccharis pilularis- Artemisia californica Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2330
Description Atriplex lentiformis (Quailbush) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2331
Description Atriplex lentiformis (disturbed) Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2400
Description 1 California Succulent/Desert Scrub Macrogroup
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2410
Description Opuntia littoralis (Cylindropuntia spp.) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2411
Description Cylindropuntia prolifera-Mixed Coastal Sage Scrub Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2412
Description Opuntia littoralis-Mixed Coastal Sage Scrub Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2420
Description Lycium californicum (California Boxthorn) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2421
Description Lycium californicum- Encelia californica Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3000
Description 1 California Coastal Scrub Macrogroup
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3210
Description Artemisia californica (California Sagebrush) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3212
Description Artemisia californica-Opuntia littoralis Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3214
Description Artemisia californica-Eriogonum cinereum Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3216
Description Artemisia californica/Leymus condensatus Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3220
Description Encelia californica (California Encelia) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3222
Description Encelia californica Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3225
Description Encelia californica-Eriogonum cinereum Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3226
Description Encelia californica-Rhus integrifolia Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3227
Description Encelia californica-Artemisia californica Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3240
Description Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3241
Description Eriogonum fasciculatum Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3250
Description Eriogonum cinereum (Ashy Buckwheat) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3257
Description Eriogonum cinereum Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3260
Description Hazardia squarrosa (Sawtooth Goldenbush) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3261
Description Hazardia squarrosa Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3290
Description Isocoma menziesii (Menzies' Goldenbush) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3310
Description Salvia leucophylla (Purple Sage) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3312
Description Salvia leucophylla-Eriogonum cinereum Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3316
Description Salvia leucophylla Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3320
Description Salvia mellifera (Black Sage) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3323
Description Salvia mellifera-Eriogonum cinereum-Rhus integrifolia Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3324
Description Salvia mellifera Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3370
Description California Sagebrush-California Buckwheat Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3391
Description Salvia leucophylla- Artemisia californica Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3420
Description Artemisia californica-Salvia mellifera (California Sagebrush-Black Sage) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3421
Description Artemisia californica-Salvia mellifera Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3430
Description Crossosoma californicum Special Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4000
Description 1 California Annual and Perennial Grassland Macrogroup
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4020
Description Nassella pulchra (Purple Needlegrass) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4040
Description Leymus condensatus (Giant Wildrye) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4060
Description Pennisetum setaceum (Fountain Grass) Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4090
Description Nassella lepida (Foothill Needlegrass) Alliance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4220
Description Avena (barbata, fatua) (Wild Oats) Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4230
Description Bromus diandrus, hordeaceus (Ripgut Brome-Soft Chess) Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4231
Description Brachypodium distachyon Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4240
Description Bromus rubens (Red Brome) Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4250
Description Brassica nigra (Black Mustard) Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4251
Description Brassica nigra-Bromus diandrus Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4400
Description 1 Freshwater Marsh/Wetland Macrogroup in Western North American
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4500
Description 1 Alkali/Saline Wetland Macrogroup in Mediterranean/Semi-Desert California
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4760
Description Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4770
Description Euphorbia terracina (Carnation weed) Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 7157
Description Rhus integrifolia-Artemisia californica-Eriogonum cinereum Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 8213
Description Artemisia californica Association
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9000
Description 9 Sparsely vegetated to non-vegetated
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9001
Description 9 Steep Rocky Coastal Slope / Cliff
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9002
Description 9 Riverine, Lacustrine, and Tidal Mudflats
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9003
Description 9 Cleared Land
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9005
Description 9 Beach Sand / Dunes
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9006
Description 9 Sand / Gravel Bar
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9100
Description 9 Urban/Disturbed or Built-up
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9101
Description 9 Urban Trees
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9102
Description 9 Urban Shrubs
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9103
Description 9 Urban Herbaceous
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9200
Description 9 Agriculture
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9400
Description 9 Water
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9500
Description 1 Non-Native Tree Vegetation
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9510
Description Eucalyptus (camaldulensis, globulus) Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9520
Description Pinus spp. (Conifer/Pine) Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9540
Description 1 Non-Native/Naturalized Mediterranean Scrub Vegetation
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9541
Description Acacia cyclops (or other acacia)
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9543
Description Carpobrotus edulis (or other iceplants) Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9550
Description Schinus molle, Myoporum laetum Stands
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9600
Description 9 Artificial Road Cuts/Embankments
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field Heterogen
* Alias Heterogen
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Internal heterogeneity of the map unit type within the polygon.
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 1
Description Low, less than <5% heterogeneous
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description Moderate, 5-40% heterogeneous
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description High, >40% heterogenous
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field TotalCov
* Alias TotalCov
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Total Vegetation Cover
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 0
Description 0%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1
Description <2%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description 2-9%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description 10-39%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description 40-59%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 5
Description 60-100%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9
Description n/a
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field ConifCov
* Alias Conifcov
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Cover of conifer tree layer in polygon (bird's eye view).
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 0
Description 0%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1
Description <2%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description 2-9%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description 10-39%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description 40-59%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 5
Description 60-100%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9
Description n/a
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field HdwdCov
* Alias HdwdCov
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Cover of hardwood tree layer in polygon (bird's eye view, not overlapping with taller conifers)
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 0
Description 0%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1
Description <2%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description 2-9%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description 10-39%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description 40-59%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 5
Description 60-100%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9
Description n/a
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field TreeCov
* Alias TreeCov
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Cover of total tree layer in polygon (bird's eye view)
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 0
Description 0%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1
Description <2%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description 2-9%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description 10-39%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description 40-59%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 5
Description 60-100%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9
Description n/a
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field ShrubCov
* Alias ShrubCov
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Cover of shrub layer in polygon not obscured by an overstory (bird's eye view)
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 0
Description 0%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1
Description <2%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description 2-9%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description 10-39%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description 40-59%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 5
Description 60-100%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9
Description n/a
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field HerbCov
* Alias HerbCov
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Herb layer: estimated cover in polygon not obscured by an overstory. Estimate in the WHR cover classes 1 = <2%, 2 = 2-9%, 3 = 10-39%, 4 = 40-59%, 5 = 60-100%
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 0
Description 0%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1
Description <2%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description 2-9%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description 10-39%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description 40-59%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 5
Description 60-100%
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 9
Description n/a
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field Impact1
* Alias Clearing/Grading
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Clearing/Grading disturbance.
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 1
Description High
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description Moderate
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description Low
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description Not Visible
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field Impact2
* Alias Non-Native Plants
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Non-Native Plants disturbance.
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 0
Description Not Visible
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1
Description High
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description Moderate
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description Low
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description Not Visible
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field Impact3
* Alias Roads/Trails
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Roads/Trails disturbance.
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 1
Description High
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description Moderate
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description Low
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description Not Visible
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field Impact4
* Alias Impact4
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Additional impact disturbance, choose from list.
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 1
Description Development
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description OHV Activity
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description Mining
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description Roads/trails
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 5
Description Erosion/runoff
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 6
Description Disking/grading
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 7
Description Grazing
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 8
Description Riparian modification
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field SiteQuality
* Alias SiteQuality
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Level of impact for Impact 4 (selected impact)
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 1
Description High
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description Moderate
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description Low
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description Not Visible
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field MethodID
* Alias MethodID
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Method for digitizing/assessing the polygons characteristics.
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 1
Description Rapid assessment field data
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description Releve field data
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description Field reconnaissance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description Photo-interpretation
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 5
Description other information
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 6
Description Pre-map reconnaissance
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field DB_ID
* Alias DB_ID
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Text field used to note survey ids that were used in assessing the vegetation polygon
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
Description of values
No domain defined.




Field K_Rat
* Alias Rare_Plant
* Data type String
* Width 5
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Presence of Kangaroo Rat in the polygon.
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value N
Description No, no evidence of Kangaroo Rat in polygon
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value Y
Description Yes, evidence of Kangaroo Rat present in polygon
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field Confidence
* Alias Confidence
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Level of mapper's confidence in polygon attribution.
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 1
Description High
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description Moderate
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description Low
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description Not Visible
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field Height
* Alias Height
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Height range for the vegetation type.
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 0
Description NA
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 1
Description < 1 meter
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description 1-5 meters
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description 5-20 meters
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description 20-50 meters
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 5
Description >50 m
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field UrbanTreeCov
* Alias UrbanTreeCov
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Urban Tree Cover
Description source
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
List of values
Value 1
Description High
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 2
Description Moderate
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 3
Description Low
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)


Value 4
Description Not Visible
Enumerated domain value definition source California Native Plant Society (CNPS)




Field UID
* Alias UID
* Data type String
* Width 15
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique identifier for each polygon.
Description of values
No domain defined.




Field CalVegName
* Alias CalVegName
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the CalVeg vegetation system. Note that there may be a one-to-many relationship between CalVeg and NVCS. See http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?cid=stelprdb5347192 .


Field CalVegCode
* Alias CalVegCode
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the CalVeg vegetation system. Note that there may be a one-to-many relationship between CalVeg and NVCS. See http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?cid=stelprdb5347192 .


Field CWHRType
* Alias CWHRType
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the California Wildlife Habitat Relationships system. Note that there is usually a one-to-many relationship between CWHR and NVCS. See http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cwhr/ .


Field CWHRCode
* Alias CWHRCode
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
A crosswalk to the California Wildlife Habitat Relationships system. Note that there is usually a one-to-many relationship between CWHR and NVCS. See http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cwhr/ .


Field GlobalRank
* Alias GlobalRank
* Data type String
* Width 5
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The global rarity rank of the plant community mapped (only for alliances). See: http://www.natureserve.org/publications/ConsStatusAssess_RankMethodology.jsp .


Field StateRank
* Alias StateRank
* Data type String
* Width 5
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The state rarity rank of the plant community mapped (only for alliances). See: http://www.natureserve.org/publications/ConsStatusAssess_RankMethodology.jsp .


Field Rare
* Alias Rare
* Data type String
* Width 3
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Rarity of the vegetation type. Alliances and associations with state ranks of S1-S3 are considered rare.
List of values
Value Yes
Description Rare


Value No
Description Not Rare


Value U
Description Unknown




Field CaCode
* Alias CaCode
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
California Natural Community Codes - unique code assigned to alliances and associations.


Field NVCSAlliance
* Alias NVCSAlliance
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the alliance within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html .


Field NVCSGroup
* Alias NVCSGroup
* Data type String
* Width 100
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the group within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html .


Field NVCSMG
* Alias NVCSMG
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the macrogroup within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/nvcs.html .


Field Acres
* Alias Acres
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
GIS-calculated area measurements of each mapped polygon.


Field Hectares
* Alias Hectares
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
GIS-calculated area measurements of each mapped polygon.


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
Entity and Attribute Overview
Note: certain fields have been added by the Department of Fish and Game's Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program. These include crosswalks to the Wildlife Habitat Relationships and CalVeg classification systems, Global and State Ranks, CaCode and the fields relating the mapping units to the National Vegetation Classification System as it is described for California in the 2nd edition of the Manual of California Vegetation




References

Aggregate Information
Association type cross reference


Aggregate resource name
Publication date 2011-05-31


Responsible party
Organization's name Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
Contact's role originator




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 2014-03-0622:18:51
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2815:03:07


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2815:03:07

Item location history
Item copied or moved 2013-10-2109:59:29
From V:\CNPS_Veg_Projects\Palos Verdes\Palos Verdes GIS data\PVVegetation_GDB_June2010_attrib
To \\\VegCAMP\CNPS_Veg_Projects\Palos Verdes\Palos Verdes GIS data\Palos_Verdes_BIOS_old\PVVegetation_GDB_June2010_attrib


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Kendra Sikes
Organization's name California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program
Contact's position Vegetation Ecologist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916-447-2677

Address
e-mail address ksikes@cnps.org



Thumbnail and Enclosures

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