Metadata for Open Fields Program Enrolled Lands 2013
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 08/29/2013
Title: Open Fields Program Enrolled Lands 2013
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/openFieldBnd2013.zip

Abstract:
Open Fields is a cooperative effort involving Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Private Landowners, and the US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency. Open Fields targets Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and other highly productive game bird habitats on private lands that allow walk-in access for fall game bird hunting. Boundaries of enrolled lands will be clearly posted to identify the area open to walk in game bird hunting. This layer depicts parcel boundaries for enrolled lands.
Purpose:
Open Fields (OF) boundaries were digitized for the purpose of producing regional and statewide reference maps at coarse scales (generally at 1:300,000). Depiction of OF boundaries at scales finer than this may lead to misinterpretation and location inaccuracies. The OF boundaries are valid only for the current game bird hunting season.
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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
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Open Field enrolled lands are open for bird hunting during the fall game bird season only. No big game hunting is allowed on enrolled lands, unless landowners specifically grant permission. No further permission is required to hunt game birds on enrolled lands. There is no motorized vehicle traffic allowed on Open Field enrolled lands. Please act responsibly: don't litter, pick up spent shells, no fires and no smoking on enrolled lands.
Supplemental information:
Additional information for the Open Fields program can be found at http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/hunterAccess/openFields/ and through FWP's Regional offices. Hunters are responsible for following the rules posted on site (and directed by landowners) regardless of information displayed on maps.

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Questions related to the Open Fields program should be directed to:
Debbie Hohler
Upland Game Bird Coordinator
406 444-5674
dhohler@mt.gov

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 08/29/2013
Currentness reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: Irregular
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
These data are subject to change without notice. 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:
Debbie Hohler
Upland Game Bird Coordinator
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701


Telephone: 406-444-5674
E-Mail: dhohler@mt.gov


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Data Quality Information:
Logical consistency report:
Accuracy of enrolled land boundaries may vary depending on the scale at which projects and enrolled lands were digitized.
Completeness report: Complete. No missing parcels.


Lineage:

Process step:
Regional shapefiles of OF boundaries were digitized by area Upland Game Bird Biologists and sent to GIS Specialists, then merged into a single statewide layer.
Process date: 08/29/2013
Process contact:
Bob Cochran
GIS Specialist
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620


Telephone: (406)444-4688
E-Mail: bcochran@mt.gov


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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 1983
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: 1.000000
Altitude encoding method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: openFieldBnd2013
Entity count: 100

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

Attribute label: PROJID
Attribute definition: Id given for tracking projects.

Attribute label: ACRES
Attribute definition: Area of OF enrolled lands for a given cooperator, in acres.

Attribute label: MAPLINK
Attribute definition:
URL indicating the location of a downloadable PDF map, highlighting enrolled lands in relation to roads, rivers, lakes and other features.

Attribute label: WEBSITE
Attribute definition: Link to Open Fields Access Program webpage.

Attribute label: INFO
Attribute definition: Additional project information.

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

Attribute label: SHAPE_AREA
Attribute definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: SHAPE_LEN
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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0701


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


Resource description: Downloadable Data


Distribution liability:
These data are subject to change without notice. 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.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Transfer size: 0.033
megabytes
Online option:
http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/openFieldBnd2013.zip
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 08/30/2013
Metadata contact:
Adam Petersen
Fish & Wildlife Information Specialist
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Avenue
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701


Telephone: 406-444-1275
E-Mail: apetersen@mt.gov


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