Metadata for Wildlife Biologist Responsibility Areas
Identification Information:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Title: Wildlife Biologist Responsibility Areas
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage:

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) wildlife biologist responsibility areas.
Display and/or analysis of FWP wildlife biologist management responsibility areas.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 09/23/2014
Currentness reference: publication date
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 E. 6th Ave
Helena, Montana 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-5365

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Data Quality Information:
Source information:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Hunting Districts - (2008 and 2009 Seasons) - Deer/Elk/Mountain Lion
Source scale denominator: 250000
Calendar date: 04/01/2008

Process step:
Dissolve current deer/elk hunting districts on biologist field. Digitize variations from hunting district boundaries based on wildlife manager input.
Process date: 07/03/2008
Process step: Add first initial and updated area fields.
Process date: 07/03/2008
Process step:
Process date: 04/02/2010
Process step: Added fields BIOEMPID and MNGEMPID
Process date: 04/04/2010
Process step:
Updated Manager names - Removed: Kurt Alt, Harold Wentland; Added: Mark Sullivan, Pat Flowers (R3 Reg Mng temporary value till R3 manager filled)
Updated Biologist names - Moved: Scott Thompson, Scott Hemmer; Removed: Mark Sullivan, Jay Newell, Tom Stivers, Jerry Brown, Tom Lemke; Added: Tonya Chilton-Radant, Dean Waltee, Drew Henry, Karen Loveless, Vacant
Process date: 04/01/2011
Process step:
Revised boundary to move deer/elk district 575 from Paugh/Big Timber area to Stewart/Red Lodge area.
Process date: 07/22/2011
Process step:
Updated Howard Burt R3 Wlf Manager - Updated Bios Lewistown - Sonja Smith; Roundup - Ashley Beyer; Glendive - Vacant
Process date: 11/18/2011
Process step:
Updated Bios: Glendive - Melissa Foster, Shelby/Conrad - Vacant
Process date: 04/30/2012
Process step:
Formated to be used in contact us service. Contact field added and populated with links to emails.
Process date: 05/31/2012
Process contact:
Emily Dixon
Statistical Assistant
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Telephone: 406-444-5277

Process step: Update Bios: Shelby/Conrad - Ryan Rauscher
Process date: 07/11/2012
Process step:
Update Bios: Plentywood- Vacant; Glasgow - Drew Henry; Townsend - Vacant
Process date: 11/15/2012
Process step:
Update Bios: Manager Update - Ensign R7; Dean Waltee - Sheridan; Bitterroot - Vacant (previous edit); Forsyth - Vacant; Broadus - Vacant
Update Area: Cleaned up boundary near Rattlesnake Wilderness between Missoula and Seeley bio areas.
Process date: 10/03/2013
Process step:
Update Bios: Nathan Borg - Stevensville; Ryan Williamson - Plentywood;
Process date: 12/27/2013
Process step: Updated Bios: Forsyth - Steve Atwood
Process date: 01/03/2014
Process step:
Added Area: Billings; Updated White Sulphur Springs:Vacant; Townsend: Adam Grove; Billings: Megan O'Reilly
Process date: 05/12/2014
Process step: Corrected Adam Grove contact information.
Process date: 06/17/2014
Process step:
Updated White Sulphur Springs:Jay Kolbe; Kalispell: Vacant; Missoula: Vacant; Stevensville: Vacant; Seeley Lake: Vacant
Process date: 08/25/2014
Process step: Updated Broadus: Ryan DeVore
Process date: 09/23/2014
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Polygon
ESRI feature count: 42
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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:
Entity count: 42

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

Attribute label: REG
Attribute definition: FWP region

Attribute label: AREANAME
Attribute definition: Area's name

Attribute label: EMPNAME
Attribute definition: Employee's name

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

Attribute label: CONTACT
Attribute definition: Link to email (used by public)

Attribute label: MGRNAMES
Attribute definition: Manager name

Attribute label: EMPLABEL
Attribute definition: Label for employee name to be used in small-scale maps.

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:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Telephone: 4063-444-5365

Resource description: Downloadable Data

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer size: 3.569
Online option:
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 09/23/2014
Metadata contact:
Adam Messer
GIS Analyst
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-0095

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