Vegetation Survey Points - CDFW [ds1020]

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Tags
vegetation, plant species, vegetation classification


Summary

This dataset shows the locations of various types of vegetation surveys taken to support the classification and mapping of vegetation throughout the State of California. Most surveys will have a vegetation name that is either accepted by California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) and the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), or is undergoing a vetting process. The majority of the surveys have associated plant cover data related to each point. Some surveys have associated photos. The goal of this dataset is to share vegetation observations and instances of vegetation at the finest classification level (association), as most of the published maps of vegetation are at a coarser classification level (alliance). The surveys also have their related species cover values and photographs associated with them. This dataset is not comprehensive for California, and as of February 2017, it is not yet complete for surveys taken by CNPS and CDFW during completed projects.

Description

Vegetation surveys included in this dataset have been collected through various vegetation classification and mapping projects, and some were also collected independently from these kinds of projects. Reports for these projects can be found in CDFW's document library see https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/documents/ContextDocs.aspx?cat=VegCAMP .

Credits

This dataset contains contributed data from various entities and individuals. It has been compiled by staff from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program and the California Native Plant Society. CDFW appreciates learning how our datasets are being used so that we can leverage support for classifying and mapping new areas and let users know of any updates. Please contact Rosie Yacoub by email or by phone at (916) 322-1990

Use limitations

None

Extent

West -123.530308 East -117.587767
North 40.688804 South 34.177517

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 biota, environment


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

Place keywords California

Thesaurus
Title GNIS (Geographic Names Information System)




Theme keywords vegetation, land cover, plants, classification, surveys

Citation

Title Vegetation Survey Points - CDFW [ds1020]
Publication date 2017-12-2900:00:00
Creation date 2017-03-0100:00:00


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

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


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916-322-1990

Address
Type
City Sacramento
Administrative area California
Postal code 95811
e-mail address rosalie.yacoub@wildlife.ca.gov



Responsible party
Individual's name Rosie Yacoub
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916-322-1990

Address
Type
City Sacramento
Administrative area California
Postal code 95811
e-mail address rosalie.yacoub@wildlife.ca.gov



Resource Details

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


Status on-going
Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
Many of the surveys were collected using the combined rapid assessment/releve protocol available here: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Data/VegCAMP/Publications-and-Protocols. There are also reconnaissance and accuracy assessment surveys. The plant lists for these surveys are not as extensive, and sometimes absent. There are also "base points" when the surveyor completed a survey from a position that was not within the stand surveyed. In these instances, the SurveyType for the base point will be Base Point, the the survey will say "Yes" in the projected field, and the BaseID will contain the WayptID for the base point.
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333


Credits
This dataset contains contributed data from various entities and individuals. It has been compiled by staff from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program and the California Native Plant Society. CDFW appreciates learning how our datasets are being used so that we can leverage support for classifying and mapping new areas and let users know of any updates. Please contact Rosie Yacoub by email or by phone at (916) 322-1990
ArcGIS item properties
* Name Vegetation Survey Points - CDFW [ds1020]
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -123.530308
* East longitude -117.587767
* North latitude 40.688804
* South latitude 34.177517
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13751331.023700
* East longitude -13089810.360400
* South latitude 4052663.218800
* North latitude 4966548.048700
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Rosie Yacoub
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916-322-1990

Address
Type
City Sacramento
Administrative area California
Postal code 95811
e-mail address rosalie.yacoub@wildlife.ca.gov



Point of contact
Individual's name Julie Evens
Organization's name California Native Plant Society
Contact's position Vegetation Ecologist
Contact's role resource provider


Contact information
Phone
Voice (916) 327-0714

Address
Type
e-mail address jevens@cnps.org



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency as needed


Resource Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use

None


Spatial Reference

ArcGIS coordinate system
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
* Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
* Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
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Reference system identifier
* Value 3857
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 8.8(9.3.1.2)


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS1020_20180125
* Object type point
* Object count 9772



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS1020_20180125
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Point
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 9772
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Geoprocessing history

Process
Process name
Date 2018-01-2514:11:14
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.5\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name
Date 2018-01-2514:12:04
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.5\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


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

Online source
Location ftp://ftp.wildlife.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/1000_1099/ds1020.zip
Function performed download

Online source
Location https://map.dfg.ca.gov/bios/
Description CDFW online mapping application
Function performed search

Fields

Details for object DS1020_20180125
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 9772


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 WyptID
* Alias WyptID
* Data type String
* Width 25
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The unique identifier of the survey.


Field SurveyType
* Alias SurveyType
* Data type String
* Width 75
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
What type of survey point this is. Surveys can be taken in many steps of a classification and mapping project, and use different protocols depending on which purpose they are serving.
Description of values
"Rapid Assessment" is a survey taken to characterize and classify data. A survey is taken within a homogenous stand and the dominant and characteristic species are recorded and cover is estimated. A "Releve" is similar to a rapid assessment, but all species within a bounded plot are recorded and given a cover estimate. "Reconnaissance" surveys are taken to give vegetation type information for mapping purposes. "Accuracy Assessments" are surveys taken to check a subset of polygons mapped in an area to see if they were typed correctly. "Field Verification" points are like accuracy assessments, but they may be done without a sampling plan, or the samples might not be distributed among all classes. "Transects" are used to characterize vegetation by counting "hits" of a species along a line. "Base Point Only" is a location where vegetation was surveyed at a distance from the base point at a measured distance, bearing, and inclination. "Multivisit" surveys happen when a site is returned to at different time and the same type of survey is taken.




Field SurveyDate
* Alias SurveyDate
* Data type Date
* Width 8
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The date the survey was taken on


Field NVCS_Name
* Alias NVCS_Name
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The community name as it appears in the MCV database, but unvetted names from newer classifications that are being internally tracked will also be here.


Field NVCS_Level
* Alias NVCS_Level
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The level of the community within the NVCS hierarchy. Values include: Alliance, Association, Provisional Alliance, Provisional Association, Provisional Semi-natural Alliance, Provisional Semi-natural Association, Semi-natural Alliance, Semi-natural Association, Group, Macrogroup


Field NVCS_Method
* Alias NVCS_Method
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The method used to give the point a community name. "classified" means that the NVCS_Name was given as the result of a project where surveys were compared using cluster analysis or a related statistical method. "keyed" means that the cover values of the dominant and character species were used to key to a classification name using either a project, regional, or statewide key. "field guess" means that the community name was estimated in the field without access to a regional or local key (this typically happens with Reconnaissance points taken before a map classification has been completed.


Field CaCode
* Alias CaCode
* Data type String
* Width 25
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The official California code of an alliance or association. If a CaCode is empty for a community, it is undergoing a vetting process.


Field Projected
* Alias Projected
* Data type String
* Width 3
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Indicates whether a point was projected (used an offset), is a base point only (no veg data associated with location), was digitized using imagery or mapped polygons as a guide. This is a domain in ArcGIS that takes the values: B (Base Only), D (Digitized), No, Yes.


Field BaseID
* Alias BaseID
* Data type String
* Width 25
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
For projected and field digitized points, the WyptID of the base location (where the surveyor was standing). Since it is possible that field staff will survey a stand they are standing in and then another stand they see nearby, it is possible to have a BaseID for a point that is an unprojected survey type and not just a Base Only type.


Field Bearing
* Alias Bearing
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
The bearing, in degrees, to a projected or offset survey.


Field Distance
* Alias Distance
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
The distance, in meters, to a projected or offset survey.


Field Inclination
* Alias Inclination
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
The inclination, in degrees slope, to a projected or offset survey.


Field Notes
* Alias Notes
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
These are typically field taken notes about the point. They are often processed into other fields, but this field can be used to store important information about other values in the survey that are not supported by this schema. This can also be updated to include processing or corrections of locations.


Field PhotoDesc
* Alias PhotoDesc
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
This field is used to store the camera, photo numbers and photo notes. It should be filled out in the field to help with the movement of images into associated folders. It will also be used to label photos that are not ordinal photos.


Field Stand_Size
* Alias Stand_Size
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The size of the stand being assessed. Typical values are: less than 1 acre, 1-5 acres, and > 5 acres.


Field FieldAlliance
* Alias FieldAlliance
* Data type String
* Width 150
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The field-assessed alliance. this is often populated using a pick list based on knowledge of a project area


Field FieldAssociation
* Alias FieldAssociation
* Data type String
* Width 150
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The field-assessed association.


Field ErrorMeasurement
* Alias ErrorMeasurement
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
The measurement of error in the location of the point. This is typically GPS error, but can also be based on the size of a mapped polygon, or how tight a digitized point might be based on knowledge of a location.


Field ErrorUnits
* Alias ErrorUnits
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The units of the error measurement. Typically this is either m, ft, or PDOP.


Field Location_name
* Alias Location_name
* Data type String
* Width 150
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The location where the survey was taken. For projected points, this the base location. Since often surveys are done on public and other protected land, the California Protected Areas Database is often used to give standardized names.


Field Elevation_m
* Alias Elevation_m
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
The elevation, in meters, as calculated using Intermap's NextMap Digital Terrain Model with 5 m resolution.


Field PHOTO
* Alias PHOTO
* Data type String
* Width 200
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The hyperlink field for photos. The cardinal photos of projected points should be associated with the base point to match vantage.


Field ConCov
* Alias ConCov
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Percent cover of conifer tree overstory layer (bird's eye view). An entry of zero should mean that the strata was being recorded, but no cover in that strata was observed. A blank should mean that the strata was not recorded.


Field HdwdCov
* Alias HdwdCov
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Percent cover of hardwood tree overstory layer (bird's eye view). An entry of zero should mean that the strata was being recorded, but no cover in that strata was observed. A blank should mean that the strata was not recorded.


Field TreeCov
* Alias TreeCov
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Percent cover of trees (bird's eye view). An entry of zero should mean that the strata was being recorded, but no cover in that strata was observed. A blank should mean that the strata was not recorded.


Field RegenTreeCov
* Alias RegenTreeCov
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Percent cover of regenerating trees (seedlings/saplings) (bird's eye view). An entry of zero should mean that the strata was being recorded, but no cover in that strata was observed. A blank should mean that the strata was not recorded


Field ShrubCov
* Alias ShrubCov
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Percent cover of shrub layer (bird's eye view). An entry of zero should mean that the strata was being recorded, but no cover in that strata was observed. A blank should mean that the strata was not recorded.


Field HerbCov
* Alias HerbCov
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Percent cover of herbaceous layer (bird's eye view). An entry of zero should mean that the strata was being recorded, but no cover in that strata was observed. A blank should mean that the strata was not recorded. Herb cover is often recorded in classes which are then translated to a midpoint here.


Field TotalVegCov
* Alias TotalVegCov
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Total percent cover of vascular vegetation (bird's eye view). An entry of zero should mean that the strata was being recorded, but no cover in that strata was observed. A blank should mean that the strata was not recorded.


Field ExoticLevel
* Alias ExoticLevel
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
level of invasion by exotics. Typically Low, Medium, High, or None Visable.


Field ViewRadius
* Alias ViewRadius
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
The radius of the vegetation viewed from the point in meters; species list and cover values apply to the area within this radius.


Field ViewPercent
* Alias ViewPercent
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Estimated percentage of a polygon that was seen; species list and cover values apply to this area (for accuracy assessments)


Field MicroTopo
* Alias MicroTopo
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Microtopography - is the stand on a convexity, concavity, flat, undulating


Field MacroTopo
* Alias MacroTopo
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Macrotopography - what part of the landscape/terrain does the stand occupy (part of slope, bottom, top)


Field Substrate
* Alias Substrate
* Data type String
* Width 75
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Geologic substrate


Field Soil_text
* Alias Soil_text
* Data type String
* Width 200
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Soil texture


Field Upl_Wet_text
* Alias Upl_Wet_text
* Data type String
* Width 200
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Upland or Wetland/Riparian


Field Aspect_actual
* Alias Aspect_actual
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Aspect (or exposure) in degrees


Field Slope_actual
* Alias Slope_actual
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Slope in degrees


Field Site_history
* Alias Site_history
* Data type String
* Width 1073741822
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Notes about the stand's history with respect to fire, geology, relationship to human development. Also a description of stand.


Field Tree
* Alias Tree
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
average tree size (dbh), in classes from Wildlife Habitat Relations (WHR) classification
Description source
https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=87342&inline


Field Shrub
* Alias Shrub
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
shrub type from WHR
Description source
https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=87342&inline


Field Herbaceous
* Alias Herbaceous
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
herbaceous height in classes used in WHR
Description source
https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=87342&inline


Field SurveyDimensions
* Alias SurveyDimensions
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
If survey is a releve, transect, or a survey constrained by stand shape a description of the survey dimensions.


Field Conif_ht_txt
* Alias Conif_ht_txt
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
conifer tree height by class


Field Hdwd_ht_txt
* Alias Hdwd_ht_txt
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
modal hardwood tree height by class


Field RegenTr_ht_txt
* Alias RegenTr_ht_txt
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
seedling and sapling tree height by class


Field Shrub_ht_txt
* Alias Shrub_ht_txt
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
shrub height by class


Field Herb_ht_txt
* Alias Herb_ht_txt
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Hrebaceous height by class


Field Phen_He
* Alias Phen_He
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
General phenology of herbaceous layer (E=early; P=peak; L=late; NA = not applicable)


Field Phen_Sh
* Alias Phen_Sh
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
General phenology of shrub layer (E=early; P=peak; L=late; NA = not applicable)


Field Phen_Tr
* Alias Phen_Tr
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
General phenology of tree layer (E=early; P=peak; L=late; NA = not applicable)


Field ProjectCode
* Alias ProjectCode
* Data type String
* Width 25
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The code for the project that collected the survey
List of values
Value CCBLM
Description Inner Central Coast (Clear Creek Managment Area, Joaquin Ridge)
Enumerated domain value definition source http://www.cnps.org/cnps/vegetation/pdf/CentralCoastInner_VegetationReport_2006.pdf


Value CVPA
Description Ciervo-Panoche Natural Area


Value CVRP
Description Central Valley Riparian Project
Enumerated domain value definition source https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=64011&inline


Value DFGRF
Description California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Region 4 Vegetation Characterization


Value EBAY
Description California Native Plant Society East Bay Chapter


Value FISH
Description Vegetation Map and Classification of Fish Slough
Enumerated domain value definition source http://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=76530


Value GRASS
Description CNPS Grassland Initiative
Enumerated domain value definition source http://cnps.org/cnps/vegetation/pdf/grassland_nrcs_report-2013c.pdf


Value PINN
Description Pinnacles National Monument Vegetation Characterization
Enumerated domain value definition source http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/inventory/veg/project.cfm?ReferenceCode=2194423


Value SACT
Description California Native Plant Society Sacramento Valley Chapter


Value SJV
Description San Joaquin Valley
Enumerated domain value definition source http://cnps.org/cnps/vegetation/pdf/great_valley_eco-vegclass2012.pdf


Value SONO
Description Sonoma County Classification and Mapping Project
Enumerated domain value definition source https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=115808&inline


Value VPBA
Description Barbour Vernal Pool Project
Enumerated domain value definition source http://cnps.org/cnps/vegetation/pdf/great_valley_eco-vegclass2012.pdf




Field ClassCode
* Alias ClassCode
* Data type String
* Width 25
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The code of the project that gives the survey its community name (NVCS_Name). This is not always the same as the ProjectCode because sometimes surveys are used in a subsequent project and reclassified. The codes listed here are only those that are not listed under the ProjectCode already.
List of values
Value GV
Description Great Valley Ecoregion Classification
Enumerated domain value definition source http://cnps.org/cnps/vegetation/pdf/great_valley_eco-vegclass2012.pdf


Value VegBank
Description Archiving Vegetation Data from California in VegBank




Field NVCSALLIANCE
* Alias NVCSALLIANCE
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The name of the alliance the record classified to (as in the MCV);
Description source
http://usnvc.org/explore-classification/


Field NVCSGROUP
* Alias NVCSGROUP
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The name of the group the record classified to
Description source
http://usnvc.org/explore-classification/


Field NVCSMG
* Alias NVCSMG
* Data type String
* Width 255
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The name of the macrogroup the record classified to
Description source
http://usnvc.org/explore-classification/


Field PlotOther1
* Alias PlotOther1
* Data type String
* Width 254
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Project specific variable; it's use will be described in the RAProjects record


Field PlotOther7
* Alias PlotOther7
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Project specific variable; it's use will be described in the RAProjects record


Field PlotOther8
* Alias PlotOther8
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Project specific variable; it's use will be described in the RAProjects record


Field GlobalRank
* Alias GlobalRank
* Data type String
* Width 5
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The global rarity rank of the plant community (only for polygons mapped to the alliance level). G1: Fewer than 6 viable occurrences and/or 2000 acres worldwide; G2: 6-20 viable occurrences and/or 2000-10,000 acres worldwide; G3: 21-100 viable occurrences and/or 10,000-50,000 acres worldwide; G4: Greater than 100 viable occurrences and/or greater than 50,000 acres worldwide; G5: Community demonstrably secure due to secure worldwide abundance.
Description source
http://www.natureserve.org/sites/default/files/publications/files/natureserveconservationstatusmethodology_jun12_0.pdf


Field StateRank
* Alias StateRank
* Data type String
* Width 5
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The state rarity rank of the plant community (only for polygons mapped to the alliance level). S1: Fewer than 6 viable occurrences and/or 2000 acres statewide; S2: 6-20 viable occurrences and/or 2000-10,000 acres statewide; S3: 21-100 viable occurrences and/or 10,000-50,000 acres statewide; S4: Greater than 100 viable occurrences and/or greater than 50,000 acres statewide; S5: Community demonstrably secure due to secure statewide abundance.
Description source
http://www.natureserve.org/sites/default/files/publications/files/natureserveconservationstatusmethodology_jun12_0.pdf


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. Many associations have not been ranked using the NatureServe system but are known to be rare. These will be marked as Y despite the absence of G/S ranks.
Description source
https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Data/VegCAMP/Natural-Communities/Background




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 2018-02-01


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 2018-01-2514:11:09
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2018-02-0191:02:80


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2018-02-0109:10:14


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Rosie Yacoub
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916-322-1990

Address
Type
City Sacramento
Administrative area California
Postal code 95811
e-mail address rosalie.yacoub@wildlife.ca.gov



Metadata Maintenance

Maintenance
Update frequency as needed


Metadata Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use

none


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