FWS Special Designation Areas

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: 20140303
Title: FWS Special Designation Areas
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Arlington, VA
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Description:
Abstract:
This data layer depicts the Special Designations that have been placed upon the lands and waters administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in North America, U.S. Trust Territories and Possessions. These special areas, such as wilderness, are primarily designated by the U.S. Congress. The primary source for this information is the USFWS Realty program.
Purpose:
The intended application of this data layer is as a cadastral framework for use with other data layers in GIS and mapping applications. It is specifically not intended to be used as a land survey or representation of land for conveyance or tax purposes.
Supplemental_Information:
The SpecialDesignation feature class is an aggregated data layer derived by appending separate regional feature data sets into a single national set. The spatial and positional accuracy of this information will vary depending on the original source data and methods utilized. Data sources are not listed in this document but are maintained for each region and can be requested. We strive to improve the accuracy of this data and incorporate more reliable information when available.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20140228
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.274320
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.775127
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 69.858390
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -15.386111
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife Refuge
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
Although these data and information have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data and information on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Inherent in any data set used to develop graphical representations are limitations of accuracy as determined by, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and information, and aggregate use with other data and information. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with this data and information, and aggregate use with other data and information. The USFWS is not liable for the user’s improper or incorrect use of the data and information described and/or contained herein. These data and any derived products are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data may be dynamic and could change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they are derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent with the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. It is strongly recommended that the data described or contained herein be acquired directly from an authorized USFWS source and not indirectly through some other sources which may have changed the data in some way. The USFWS is not liable for data or information that indirectly acquired through other sources.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty
Contact_Position: Chief Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 4401 N. Fairfax Drive
Address: Room 622
City: Arlington
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22203
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (703) 358-2404
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: CDWG@fws.gov
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FIPS Pub 199
Security_Classification: No Confidentiality
Security_Handling_Description: Standard Technical Controls

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Tests for integrity have not been performed.
Completeness_Report: Features represented have not been tested for completeness
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Data were collected using methods that have unknown accuracy
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Processes vary by Region
Process_Date: 20140213

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: SpecialDesignation
Entity_Type_Definition:
US Fish & Wildlife Service Special Designation Areas - Boundaries of Wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, and other specially designated areas.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CMPXNAME
Attribute_Definition:
Complex Name - Name of a number of stations combined under one management structure
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Regional National Wildlife Refuge complex list
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESDATE
Attribute_Definition:
Designation Date - Date that the special designation became effective.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calendar date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MGMTCODE
Attribute_Definition:
The ORGCODE that reflects the actual managing station of a particular Service unit of the NWRS
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Master List of Organization Codes for FWS Land Units
Codeset_Source: USFWS Division of Financial Management
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LIT
Attribute_Definition:
Literals - Unique alpha codes assigned by the Washington Office, Division of Realty, that identify the organizational units, areas, and project sites on Service-owned lands.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Data Element Standard for Literals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Master List of Literal Codes for FWS Land Units
Codeset_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DOCNUM
Attribute_Definition:
Document Number - Number of the legal document creating the special designation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Regional list of Special Designation areas
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IFWS
Attribute_Definition:
Interior-USFWS number: unique 1-6 character code assigned by the Washington Office, Division of Realty, to each organizational unit, area, or project site over which the Service has some type of jurisdiction.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Data Element Standard for IFWS Number
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Master List of IFWS Numbers for FWS Land Units
Codeset_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESTYPE
Attribute_Definition: Designation Type - The specific type of special designation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Regional list of Special Designation areas.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GISACRES
Attribute_Definition:
Geographic Information System Acres - Acres calculated by GIS software for each polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REACHMIL
Attribute_Definition:
Reach Miles - Number of river reach miles within the special designation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DOCACRES
Attribute_Definition:
Document Acres - Acres indicated in deed or other official document
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are derived from deed or other official document.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORGCODE
Attribute_Definition:
Organization Code - Unique five-digit numeric codes assigned by the Washington Office, Division of Financial Management, to Service organizations where personnel are assigned and all unstaffed land management units. Organization codes may also be assigned to meet an administrative requirement.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Financial Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Master List of Organization Codes for FWS Land Units
Codeset_Source: USFWS Division of Financial Management
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMMENTS
Attribute_Definition: Comments - Additional information
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique note for each tract when necessary
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESNAME
Attribute_Definition: Designated Name - Name given to the special designation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Regional list of Special Designation areas.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORGNAME
Attribute_Definition:
Organization Name - Official name given to a Service organization that has been assigned an official five-digit numeric organization code by the Washington Office, Division of Financial Management
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Data Element Standard for Organization Name
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Master List of Official Names for FWS Land Units
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FWSREGION
Attribute_Definition:
FWS Region - Regional offices within the Service that have responsibility for program and/or administrative activities within a geographically-defined area
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Financial Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Southwest Region or "8"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pacific Southwest Region (California and Nevada), Region 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Alaska Region or "7"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Alaska Region, Region 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Southeast Region or "4"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Southeast Region, Region 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Southwest or "2"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Southwest Region, Region 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mountain - Prairie Region or "6"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mountain - Prairie Region, Region 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Northeast Region or "5"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Northeast Region, Region 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pacific Region or "1"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pacific Region, Region 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Great Lakes - Big Rivers Region or "3"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Great Lakes - Big Rivers Region, Region 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Leng
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RSL_TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Organization Type - Administrative categories that identify Service organizations by their primary facility function, program activities, specialized duties and responsibilities, and/or operational status.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Data Element Standard for Organization Type
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NWR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: National Wildlife Refuge
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NFH
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: National Fish Hatchery
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty
Contact_Position: Chief Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 4401 N. Fairfax Drive
Address: Room 622
City: Arlington
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22203
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (703) 358-2404
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: CDWG@fws.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data and information have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USFWS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data and information on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data, and information, and aggregate use with other data and information. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data and information. The USFWS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data and information described and/or contained herein.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140228
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20180228
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Information Resource and Technology Management
Contact_Position: National GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 755 Parfet Street
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80215
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 275-2348
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fwsgis@fws.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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