Metadata for Montana Aquatic Focus Area Priorites 2005 (All Tiers)
Identification Information:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 01/08/2006
Title: Montana Aquatic Focus Area Priorites 2005 (All Tiers)
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage:
Browse graphic file name:
Browse graphic file description: Map of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks 2005 Comprehensive Fish & Wildlife Strategy Aquatic Focus Areas
Browse graphic file type: JPEG

This aquatic focus area layer depicts the aquatic areas and priorities as defined by Montana Fish Wildlide and Park's Comprehensive(CFWCS) planning effort in 2005. These are defined by 4th codes hucs with a field added for the priority status.
For details on the the CFWCS go to
The orginal source layer of drainages was downloaded from NRIS at
Display and analysis of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks aquatic focus areas and priorities.

Time period of content:
Beginning date: 2005
Ending date: 01/08/2006
Currentness reference: ground condition
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes. This data set is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to the accuracy or completeness of this data set and assumes no responsibility for the suitability of this data set for a particular purpose. FWP will not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of errors in this data set.
Point of contact:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, Montana 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-5365

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Data Quality Information:
Attribute accuracy report: Varies on the data source.

Source information:
Source scale denominator: 100000

Process step:
The USGS 4th code HUCs were used as a base. The priorities as determined by Montana Fish Widllife and Parks were added as a new field to this layer.
Process date: 2005
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Polygon
ESRI feature count: 100
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Montana_FIPS_2500
Grid coordinate system name: State Plane Coordinate System
SPCS zone identifier: 2500
Lambert conformal conic:
Standard parallel: 45.000000
Standard parallel: 49.000000
Longitude of central meridian: -109.500000
Latitude of projection origin: 44.250000
False easting: 600000.000000
False northing: 0.000000
Planar distance units: meters
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222
Altitude system definition:
Altitude resolution: 0.000010
Altitude encoding method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label:
Entity count: 100

Attribute label: FID
Attribute definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: Shape
Attribute definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute label: NAME
Attribute definition: Hydrounit code name (4th code HUC)

Attribute label: HUC
Attribute definition: Hydrounit Code (4th code HUC number)

Attribute label: PRIORITY
Attribute definition: Priority

Definition of
Attribute Value
1 Greatest conservation need.
2 Moderate conservation need.
3 Lower conservation need.

Attribute label: ACRES
Attribute definition: Area in acres

Attribute label: TIER1NAME
Attribute definition: Tier one focus area name
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Distribution Information:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-5365

Resource description: Downloadable Data

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer size: 10.477
Online option:
Available time period:
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 01/08/2006
Metadata contact:
Scott Story
Non-game Data Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-3759

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