Metadata for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Lands - Polygons
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Title: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Lands - Polygons
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/fwpLandsPolys.zip

Abstract:
Land parcels owned or managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP). Lands owend and/or managed by FWP do not necessarily imply public access. Many of the lands owned and/or managed by FWP are held under conservation easement, lease, or agreement with private land owners and may be managed for the benefit of Montana's wildlife or other natural or cultural resources. Therefore, users of this data should not infer these lands imply public access. For details about public access on FWP's lands please contact the appropriate FWP regional office. Regional office contact information can be found at http://fwp.mt.gov/regions.
Purpose: Display and/or analysis of FWP's owned and/or managed lands.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 11/03/2015
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance and update frequency: Annually
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
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


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


Data set credit: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
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Data Quality Information:
Lineage:

Process step:
Aligned most state parks parcels, several wildlife management area parcels, and several FAS parcels with Cadastral parcels. Reconciled attribute values as needed with FWP's lands transaction tabular database.
Process date: 10/21/2015
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: GT-polygon composed of chains
SDTS object count: 0
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Lands - Polygons
Entity type definition: Entity Description

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

Attribute label: SITEID
Attribute definition:
Unique ID associated with the site. SITEID is assigned by the FWP Lands Bureau and can be used to relate to additional site information in the Lands Bureau's tabular database. Note that a site may be comprised of many parcels.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Double checked by relating to tabular database.

Attribute label: PARCELID
Attribute definition:
Unique ID associated with the parcel. This item allows for relating to FWP's Lands Bureau tabular database. Note that a parcel may be comprised of more than one polygon.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Double checked by relating to tabular database.

Attribute label: SITENAME
Attribute definition:
Name of site as stored in FWP's Lands Bureau files and tabular database.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent
Attribute value accuracy explanation:
Double checked by relating to the Lands Section's tabular database.

Attribute label: SITETYPE
Attribute definition:
Site type as stored in FWP's Lands Bureau files and tabular database.


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
ADMWAdministrative - Wildlife Division
AFLFAffiliated Lands - Fisheries Division
AFLPAffiliated Lands - Parks Division
AFLWAffiliated Lands - Wildlife Division
FASFishing Access Site
FCAFisheries Conservation Area
FCEFisheries Conservation Easement
HTCFish Hatchery
SPState Park
WAPLWildlife Access Public Land Program
WCEWildlife Conservation Easement
WHPAWildlife Habitat Protection Area
WMAWildlife Management Area
WSBLWildlife Sagebrush Landowner Incentive Program Lease
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent

Attribute label: PUBNAME
Attribute definition:
Site's name as known by the public. If the site does not have a value for PUBNAME it is not managed for the purpose of public access.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Very Good
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Based on FWP Division Administrator review.

Attribute label: PUBTYPE
Attribute definition:
Site type as managed for public access or public recreation. If the site has a PUBTYPE value of FALSE, the site is closed to public access unless access is granted through another another program during certain times of the year and/or the site is not managed for the sole purpose of public access. Many of the lands managed or owned by FWP are held under conservation easement, lease, or agreement with private land owners and may be managed for the benefit of Montana's wildlife or other natural or cultural resources.


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
FALSENo public access. Site is either inaccessible physically (i.e. not developed) or not open to the public.
FASFishing Access Site
HTCFish Hatchery
SPState Park
WAPLAccess to Other Public Lands
WCEWildlife Conservation Easement
WHPAWildlife Habitat Protection Area
WMAWildlife Management Area
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Very Good

Attribute label: FILENUM
Attribute definition:
Number used by the Lands Bureau referring to each transaction within a given site. The first four numbers are assigned to the site; the number directly following the "." categorizes the agreement.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Very good.
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Cross referenced with Lands Bureau tabular database.

Attribute label: SITENUM
Attribute definition:
First four digits of FILENUM. All parcels comprising a site will have the same SITENUM.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Very good
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Cross referenced against Lands Bureau tabular database.

Attribute label: FWPREG
Attribute definition:
FWP administrative region responsible for the management and administration of the site.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Very good.

Attribute label: ACQTYPE
Attribute definition: Acquisition type.


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
1Fee aquisition
2AAccess. Public access right into private land (for hunting or recreational access).
2EEasement. FWP easement right in another's land.
2LLease. FWP lease (in) with terms.
3Conservation easement
10Special management agreement
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent

Attribute label: ACQDATE
Attribute definition:
Date the parcel was acquired or lease enacted (legal transaction date). If parcel is leased, the ACQDATE will reflect the most current lease renewal date and not necessarily the original lease date.

Attribute label: SRCTYPE
Attribute definition:
Source of parcel boundary information. Describes what was used to construct the boundaries in the GIS. For example, COS is a Certificate of Survey. Other possibilities are Mineral Surveys, Deeds, FWP Lands Bureau file, GCDB from BLM, or Cadastral parcels from ITSD. The most accurate information available was used.

Attribute label: CREATED
Attribute definition: Date polygon feature was digitized.

Attribute label: EDITOR
Attribute definition:
Last name of individual responsible for editing the parcel on date recorded in CREATED.

Attribute label: COGO
Attribute definition:
Y or N. If Y, the parcel was digitized using coordinate geometry (i.e. bearings and distances) contained in a Certificate of Survey (COS) or deed.

Attribute label: GIS_ACRES
Attribute definition:
Parcel area in acres as computed by the GIS. Legal acres as reflected in deeds, COSs, or agreements may not be the same as GIS_ACRES.

Attribute label: COMMENT_
Attribute definition: Comment

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

Attribute label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute definition: System Attribute

Attribute label: SHAPE.LEN
Attribute definition: System Attribute
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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


Distribution liability:
FWP will not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of errors in this data set.
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 11/03/2015
Metadata contact:
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


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