Metadata for Wildlife Biologist Responsibility Areas
Identification Information:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 03/25/2016
Title: Wildlife Biologist Responsibility Areas
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
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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: 03/25/2016
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:
Dave Ritts
Research and Technical Services Section Chief
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-5277

Data set credit: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
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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
Type of source media: None
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: Added fields BIOEMPID and MNGEMPID
Process date: 04/04/2010
Process step:
Process date: 04/02/2010
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 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:
Update Bios: Plentywood- Vacant; Glasgow - Drew Henry; Townsend - Vacant
Process date: 11/15/2012
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 step: Update Bios: Shelby/Conrad - Ryan Rauscher
Process date: 07/11/2012
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: Missoula- Bradley, Seeley-Eggeman, Stevensville-Mowry; Updated: R1 Manager Vacant, Roundup - Ashley Taylor
Process date: 11/28/2014
Process step: Updated attribute names.
Process date: 12/16/2014
Process step: Corrected contact info for Ashley Taylor
Process date: 12/29/2014
Process step: Fixed Emp ID for email link for Waltee
Process date: 12/29/2014
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
Process step: Updated Kalispell:Jessy Coltrane; R1 Manager: Neil Anderson
Process date: 04/06/2015
Process step: Updated Miles City area from Hildebrand to VACANT
Process date: 08/04/2015
Process step: Changed Scott Thompson (Malta) to Manager of Region 6.
Process date: 01/13/2016
Process step:
Updated boundary to be consistent with Wildlife Region boundaries. Changed Region 6 Manager from Mark Sullivan to Scott Thompson.
Process date: 03/04/2016
Process step: Fixed Contact Info for Sonja Andersen and Megan O'Reilly.
Process date: 03/25/2016
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: GT-polygon composed of chains
SDTS object count: 42
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: Wildlife Biologist Responsibility Areas
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: REGION
Attribute definition: FWP Wildlife Administrattive Region

Attribute label: AREANAME
Attribute definition: Area's name

Attribute label: BIOLOGIST
Attribute definition: Biologist's name

Attribute label: EMAIL
Attribute definition: Biologist's e-mail address.

Attribute label: STAFF_INFO
Attribute definition: Biologist's contact info.

Attribute label: MANAGER
Attribute definition: Manager's name.

Attribute label: MAP_LABEL
Attribute definition: Label for biologist's name to be used in small scale maps.

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:
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

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: 03/26/2016
Metadata contact:
Dave Ritts
Research and Technical Services Section Chief
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-5277

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