Metadata for Montana Aquatic Focus Areas 2005 - Tier 1
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 01/08/2006
Title: Montana Aquatic Focus Areas 2005 - Tier 1
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/doingBusiness/reference/gisData/shapefiles/aquaticFocusAreas2005T1.zip

Abstract:
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Comprehnsive Fish and Wildlife Conservation Strategy - Tier One Aquatic Focus Areas. Focus Areas were developed using USGS 4th Code Hydrologic Units as base layer.The USGS 4th Code HUC boundaries are available at http://nris.mt.gov/gis/gisdatalib/showDownloads.aspx?covdesc=Major%20River%20Basins%20%284th%20Code%20HUCs%29&covid=1000106. Each HUC was ranked using both quantitative and qualitative criteria and using the ranks revised based on peer review and expert opinion. For methodology relating to this ranking please visit the Montana Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Management Strategy website at http://fwp.mt.gov/specieshabitat/strategy/default.html. In some cases adjacent HUCs were combined to form an aquatic focus area.
Purpose:
To provide a spatial representation of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' aquatic focus areas and associated conservation tiers.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 2005
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
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 & Natural Resource Data Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


Telephone: 406-444-5365
Fax: 406-444-4952
E-Mail: lbailey@mt.gov


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

Lineage:
Source information:
Source scale denominator: 100000
Source contribution: USFS sub-section ecoregions orginal data source

Process step:
The USGS 4th Code Hydrologic Units were used as a base. Tier rankings (conservation priorities) were determined by Montana Fish Widllife and Parks and were added as a new field to this layer.
Process date: 2005
Process step:
The polygons with 'CFWCSTier=1' were extracted from the full suite of Montana Fish, Willdlife and Parks Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Conservation Strategy Aquatic Focus Area polygons. A defintion query and export in ArcGIS 9.2 was used for this process.
Process date: 2005
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Polygon
ESRI feature count: 12
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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:
CFWCSAQUATICFOCUST1
Entity count: 12

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: CFWCSName
Attribute definition:
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Strategy Aquactic Focus Area Name

Attribute label: Shape_Leng
Attribute definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: Shape_Area
Attribute definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


Telephone: 406-444-5365
E-Mail: lbailey@mt.gov


Resource description: Downloadable Data



Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer size: 0.644
megabytes
Online option:
http://fwp.mt.gov/doingBusiness/reference/gisData/shapefiles/aquaticFocusAreas2005T1.zip
Available time period:
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 02/06/2008
Metadata contact:
Scott Story
Wildlife Information Specialist
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


Telephone: 406-444-3759
E-Mail: sstory@mt.gov


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