Vegetation - Cow Creek - 2013 [ds1345]

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Tags
Environment, Biota, Vegetation Map, Vegetation, Plant, Shasta County, Cow Creek


Summary

To map the riparian vegetation in Cow Creek watershed.

Description

Features represent vegetation mapping for the Cow Creek Riparian Corridor, as specified for the Project Area designated in the contract between Stillwater Sciences and USFWS (USFWS Agreement No. 81330AJ365). Original mapping was performed by AIS, using 2010 NAIP imagery (1-m resolution). Stillwater performed an accuracy assessment in the field, and updated the vegetation mapping based on the observed conditions (Summer, 2013). Updates to the original file were made based on two sets of field data: 1) AA plot: the more complete field data collected at AA field plots using a modified version of the CNPS Rapid Assessment Protocol and randomly selected from stratified population of polygons in each reach, and based on land owner access agreements; and 2) map annotation: made on field maps in the field based on observed dominant species within the polygon.

The data is mapped in the National Vegetation Classification System (NVCS) to the Alliance level, as depicted in the second edition of the Manual of California Vegetation.

The data steward for this map is Trisha Parker, USFWS.

Attribute

Description

UID

Unique identification number assigned to each polygon

AIS_VegTyp

Original vegetation classification based on AIS typing

SWS_VegTyp

Stillwater Science vegetation classification based on fieldwork

SWS_note

Stillwater Sciences note about vegetation

AA_Score

Accuracy assessment score of AIS type assigned based on field observation using 5 tier scoring per CDFW protocol

ObsType

Observation source (AIS: original observation using aerial imagery; field assessed: SWS AA plot assessed; map annotation: based on SWS notes on fieldmaps, but not detailed sample plot)

Credits

Aerial Information Systems & Stillwater Sciences, 2013

Use limitations

None

Extent

West -122.249936 East -121.754462
North 40.797587 South 40.463489

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, Shasta County

Theme keywords Environment, Biota, Vegetation Map, Vegetation, Plant, Shasta County, Cow Creek

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation

Title Vegetation - Cow Creek - 2013 [ds1345]
Publication date 2016-01-0700:00:00


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact's position Habiat Restoration Coordinator
Contact's role originator


Contact information
Address
Type both
Delivery point 10950 Tyler Road
City Red Bluff
Administrative area CA
Postal code 96080-7762
Country US



Responsible party
Individual's name Tricia Parker
Organization's name U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact's position Habiat Restoration Coordinator
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (530) 527-3043

Address
Type both
Delivery point 10950 Tyler Road
City Red Bluff
Administrative area CA
Postal code 96080-7762
Country US
e-mail address tricia_parker@fws.gov



Resource Details

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


Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
The complete mapping report for this dataset, Cow Creek and Mill Creek Riparian Mapping and Conditions Assessment, is available here: http://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=101389
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.2.3552


Credits
Aerial Information Systems & Stillwater Sciences, 2013
ArcGIS item properties
* Name Vegetation - Cow Creek - 2013 [ds1345]
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -122.249936
* East longitude -121.754462
* North latitude 40.797587
* South latitude 40.463489
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -189940.754400
* East longitude -148772.296700
* South latitude 274181.108500
* North latitude 310415.517200
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Tricia Parker
Organization's name U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact's position Habiat Restoration Coordinator
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (530) 527-3043

Address
Type both
Delivery point 10950 Tyler Road
City Red Bluff
Administrative area CA
Postal code 96080-7762
e-mail address tricia_parker@fws.gov



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency unknown


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
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 DS1345_20160128
* Object type composite
* Object count 0



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS1345_20160128
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 0
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2016-01-2815:07:36
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2016-01-2815:08:55
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\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 http://bios.dfg.ca.gov
Function performed information

Transfer options
Online source
Location ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/1300_1399/ds1345.zip
Function performed download

Fields

Details for object DS1345_20160128
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 0


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 150
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name of the vegetation description used in the National Vegetation Classification System (see http://usnvc.org/) . 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://usnvc.org/) .


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


Field MapClassCode
* Alias MapClassCode
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Code for each vegetation type mapped. MapClassCodes are defined in the MapClass field. Referred to as PI in the mapping report.


Field DensityCon
* Alias DensityCon
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Density Conifer. Percent birds-eye cover (what a photo interpreter can see from the sky looking down) of living conifer tree species. Cover percentages were converted into the appropriate cover category.
List of values
Value 1
Description 2-9%


Value 2
Description 10-24%


Value 3
Description 25-39%


Value 4
Description 40-59%


Value 5
Description 60+%


Value 9
Description Not Applicable




Field DensityHar
* Alias DensityHar
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Density Hardwood. Percent birds-eye cover (what a photo interpreter can see from the sky looking down) of living hardwood tree species. Cover percentages were converted into the appropriate cover category.
List of values
Value 1
Description 2-9%


Value 2
Description 10-24%


Value 3
Description 25-39%


Value 4
Description 40-59%


Value 5
Description 60+ %


Value 9
Description Not Applicable




Field DensityShr
* Alias DensityShr
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Denisty Shrub. Percent birds-eye cover (what a photo interpreter can see from the sky looking down) of living shrub species. Cover percentages were converted into the appropriate cover category.
List of values
Value 1
Description 2-9%


Value 2
Description 10-24%


Value 3
Description 25-39%


Value 4
Description 40-59%


Value 5
Description 60+ %


Value 9
Description Not Applicable




Field DensityHer
* Alias DensityHer
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Density Herbaceous. Percent birds-eye cover (what a photo interpreter can see from the sky looking down) of living herbaceous species. Cover percentages were converted into the appropriate cover category.
List of values
Value 1
Description <20%


Value 2
Description 20-40%


Value 3
Description 40-60%


Value 9
Description Not Applicable




Field Comment
* Alias Comment
* Data type String
* Width 200
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
This field is considered a catch-all for significant information regarding a polygon and generally contains value added information that cannot be statistically quantified by the photo interpreter.


Field FieldCheck
* Alias FieldCheck
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Indicates a polygon that could not be assigned a vegetation type by photo interpreters using imagery alone. These polygons required a ground site assessment of the vegetation stand in question. The polygons were flagged as a question for the subsequent verification effort.


Field ModalHeigh
* Alias ModalHeigh
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Modal Height. Height category for the modal height of the floristic type assigned to the polygon.
List of values
Value 1
Description < Meter


Value 2
Description 1 Meter


Value 3
Description 12 Meters


Value 4
Description 25 Meters


Value 5
Description 510 Meters


Value 6
Description 1015 Meters


Value 7
Description 1520 Meters


Value 8
Description 2035 Meters


Value 9
Description Not Applicable




Field CanopyOver
* Alias CanopyOver
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Canopy Overhang. The canopy shade cover of all the major tributaries and main channels in the study area. The output values are categorized into five broad classes, including a value to indicate when the streambed is completely obscured by the overhanging vegetation.
List of values
Value 0
Description Negligible Canopy Overhang: Less than 5% of the stream segment


Value 1
Description Low: 525% of the stream segment


Value 2
Description Medium: 2550% of the stream segment


Value 3
Description High: Greater than 50% of the stream segment


Value 4
Description Obscured: Significant portions of the stream channel hidden and the locations are


Value 9
Enumerated domain value definition source Not Applicable to polygon




Field SWS_note
* Alias SWS_note
* Data type String
* Width 150
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Stillwater Sciences map notes.


Field Reach
* Alias Reach
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Code assigned to each reach.


Field AIS_VegTyp
* Alias AIS_VegTyp
* Data type String
* Width 150
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Original vegetation classification based on AIS typing.


Field SQS_VegTyp
* Alias SQS_VegTyp
* Data type String
* Width 150
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field AA_Score
* Alias AA_Score
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Accuracy assessment score of AIS type assigned based on field observation using 5 tier scoring per CDFW protocol.
List of values
Value 0
Description No similarity above Formation and incorrect Life Form


Value 1
Description Correct only at Life Form


Value 2
Description Some floristic/hydrologic similarity, Correct Division


Value 3
Description Based on close ecological similarity, Correct Macro Group OR next level up in hierarchy


Value 4
Description Threshold/transition between PI call and Final call, Correct Group OR next level up in hierarchy


Value 5
Description Photo-interpreter (PI) completely correct




Field ObsType
* Alias ObsType
* Data type String
* Width 30
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Observation source (AIS: original observation using aerial imagery; field assessed: SWS AA plot assessed; map annotation: based on SWS notes on fieldmaps, but not detailed sample plot).


Field UID
* Alias UID
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique identification number assigned to each polygon.


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 (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. See 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. See 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.
List of values
Value Yes
Description Rare


Value No
Description Not Rare




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 100
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the alliance within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://usnvc.org/ .


Field NVCSGroup
* Alias NVCSGroup
* Data type String
* Width 150
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The standardized name for the group within the National Vegetation Classification System. See http://usnvc.org/ .


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://usnvc.org/ .


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 Detail Citation
Note: certain fields have been added by the Department of Fish and Wildlife'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.




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 2016-01-28


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 2016-01-2815:07:29
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2016-01-2815:08:34


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2016-01-2815:08:34


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Tricia Parker
Organization's name U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact's position Habiat Restoration Coordinator
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (530) 527-3043

Address
Type both
Delivery point 10950 Tyler Road
City Red Bluff
Administrative area CA
Postal code 96080-7762
e-mail address tricia_parker@fws.gov



Metadata Maintenance

Maintenance
Update frequency unknown


Metadata Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use

DFW 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 Diana Hickson by email at Diana.Hickson@wildlife.ca.gov or by phone at 916-327-5956.


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