Canada Lynx Habitat in the Gulf of Maine

Table of Contents

Identification Information
Data Quality Information
Spatial Data Organization Information
Spatial Reference Information
Entity and Attribute Information
Distribution Information
Metadata Reference Information


IDENTIFICATION_INFORMATION 

 Citation:   
  Citation_Information:

      Originator: Arnold Banner      
      Publication_Date: 20000501
      Title: Canada lynx habitat in the Gulf of Maine (LYNXHAB)
      Edition: 
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
      Publication_Information:
        Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME
        Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Gulf of Maine Program
      Other_Citation_Details:
         The Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project used occurrence information and species/habitat 
          models to map potential habitat for 63 species of primary concern to the U.S. Fish and 
          Wildlife Service. These include migratory birds, anadromous and estuarine fishes, and    
          threatened or  endangered species.   The habitat models are based on published literature,           
          agency reports, and  knowledge of experts working with the species.
      Online_Linkage: 
      Larger_Work_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Originator:  Arnold Banner and Sue Schaller
          Publication_Date: 
          Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project
          Publication_Information:
            Publication_Place: Falmouth, Maine
            Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program, Northeast
Region
          Online_Linkage: 
  Description:
    Abstract:
      Potential habitat  was based on occurrence data, vegetation and snow depth.
      For details see the model narrative: Canada_lynx_model.htm
    Purpose:
      Habitat suitability information mapped for this and for 62 other species of concern in the 
      Gulf of Maine will be used to identify valuable areas for conservation, protection and 
      enhancement of plant, fish and wildlife habitat.
    Supplemental_Information:
  Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Range_of_Dates/Times: various dates
        Beginning_Date: 1980
        Ending_Date: 1999
    Currentness_Reference: 
  Status:
    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.3892
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.8317
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.4396
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.6446
  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Theme_Keyword: habitat
      Theme_Keyword: model
      Theme_Keyword: lynx
      Theme_Keyword: Lynx canadensis
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Place_Keyword: Maine
      Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
      Place_Keyword: United States
      Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
  Access_Constraints:
  Use_Constraints:
  Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
        Contact_Person: Arnold Banner
      Contact_Position: Senior Biologist
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 4R Fundy Road
        City: Falmouth
        State_or_Province: ME
        Postal_Code: 04105-1764
        Country: U.S.A.
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov
      Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard)
  Native_Data_Set_Environment:
    ESRI Grid format
    f:\arcdat\gom\terrestrial_species\lynx\lynxhab
 
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DATA_QUALITY_INFORMATION Attribute_Accuracy: Attribute_Accuracy_Report: The accuracy of the attributes is determined by the scale and quality of the data sets used, which may include errors or omissions. Logical_Consistency_Report: This map is based on occurrence data, average snow depth, and vegetation (landcover). Completeness_Report: The coverage may omit useful habitat or erroneously identify habitat because of limitations of the source data and the models operating on those data. Habitat identification was limited by the spatial resolution of the underlying data and the quality and age of information available. The species may not be found in all the habitats shown, or may be found in additional areas; the information provided may not accurately portray most recent conditions. Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Data set accuracy generally corresponds to that of the 1:24,000 base data used to align the raster data. Vertical_Positional_Accuracy: Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A Lineage: Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Arnold Banner Publication_Date: 19990616 Title: GOMLC7 Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Gulf of Maine Program Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: gomlc7.htm; see also Landcover_Data_Methods.htm Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Arnold Banner; Sue Schaller Publication_Date: Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Gulf of Maine Program Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: 1993 Ending_Date: 1993 Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: used to identify forest cover types and patch size Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: K. S. McKelvey, K. B. Aubry and Y. K. Ortega. Publication_Date: 2000 Title: History and Distribution of Lynx in the Contiguous United States Edition: 1st Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map (coverage: PUBLOCS) and book chapter Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado Publisher: University Press of Colorado Other_Citation_Details: converted to UTM 19, NAD 83, meters Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: L. F. Ruggiero, K. B. Aubry, S. W. Buskirk, G. M. Koehler, C. J. Krebs, K. S. McKelvey and J. R. Squires (eds.) Publication_Date: 2000 Title: Ecology and Conservation of Lynx in the United States. Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado Publisher: University Press of Colorado Online_Linkage: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr30.html Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: 1975 Ending_Date: 1998 Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: Occurrence records of lynx in the United States, and model characteristics. Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Ron Joseph Publication_Date: 2000 Title: paper map, used to generate coverage melynx.shp Edition: 2000 Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map UTM, zone 19, meters, NAD83 Publication_Information: Publication_Place: 1033 S. Main St., Old Town, ME 04468 Publisher: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Maine Field Office Other_Citation_Details: Compiled from historical documents, specimens, photos, trapping records. Accurate only to the level of naming the town/township. Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: 385000 Type_of_Source_Media: paper Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: 1843 Ending_Date: 1999 Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: Occurrence data for lynx in Maine, as documented to town/township level only. Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Ashland Office Publication_Date: Title: mdifwashland Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: notes on photocopies of portions of topo maps Publication_Information: unpublished Publication_Place: Ashland, Maine Publisher: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Other_Citation_Details: Date and observer noted, no other details. Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: Ending_Date: Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: Additional occurrence data for lynx in Maine; by date, observer, location only. Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Maine Dept. of Conservation, Geological Survey Publication_Date: Gray, Maine Title: snow depth data for Maine Edition: 1994 Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map: SNOWPTS Publication_Information: Publication_Place: 22 Statehouse Stn, Augusta, Maine 04333 Publisher: Maine Dept of Conservation, Geological Survey, phone: 207-287-2801 Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: Ending_Date: Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: Average snow depth, 1980-1990. Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Barry Keim, New Hampshire State Climatologist Publication_Date: unpublished, 1990 Title: snow depth data for New Hampshire Edition: 1990 Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: presented as a table: snowdepthdat Publication_Information: unpublished data Publication_Place: Geography Dept., University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH Publisher: New Hampshire State Climatologist Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: table Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: 1964 Ending_Date: 1990 Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: average snow depth, 1964-1990. Process_Step: Process_Description: Average February snowfall zone of 11" and 15 sq km patch size of forest: see Canada_lynx_model.htm Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Process_Date: Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Process_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Person_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Arnold Banner Contact_Position: Senior Field Biologist Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Top
SPATIAL_DATA_ORGANIZATION_INFORMATION Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster Raster_Object_Information: Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell, 30 m Row_Count: 21381 Column_Count: 13972 Top
SPATIAL_REFERENCE_INFORMATION Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition: Planar: Grid_Coordinate_System: Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator Universal_Transverse_Mercator: UTM_Zone_Number: 19 Transverse_Mercator: Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600 Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -69.000000 Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000 False_Easting: 500000.000000 False_Northing: 0.000000 Planar_Coordinate_Information: Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Row and column Coordinate_Representation: Abscissa_Resolution: 30 Ordinate_Resolution: 30 Planar_Distance_Units: Meters Geodetic_Model: Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983 Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 80 Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000000 Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26 Top
ENTITY_AND_ATTRIBUTE_INFORMATION Detailed_Description: Entity_Type: Entity_Type_Label: lynxhab.vat Entity_Type_Definition: GRID Value Attribute Table Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None Attribute: Attribute_Label: Value Attribute_Definition: Pixel value Attribute_Definition_Source: Model generated Attribute_Domain_Values: Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed Attribute: Attribute_Label: Count Attribute_Definition: Number of pixels with same value Attribute_Definition_Source: Software generated Attribute_Domain_Values: Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed Overview_Description: Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Grid-cell Value: indexed to habitat suitability, where 10 is optimal and 0 is unsuitable Top
DISTRIBUTION_INFORMATION Distributor: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Robert Houston Contact_Position: Wildlife Biologist/GIS Specialist Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Resource_Description: This map may not accurately portray most recent conditions or occupation by the species, and is not warranted for any use other than it's original purpose which was to provide an estimate of habitat suitability. Distribution_Liability: There are no restrictions on the use of this data. However, secondary distribution must be accompanied by this documentation. Credit should always be given to the data source when this data is transferred or printed. Standard_Order_Process: Digital_Form: Digital_Transfer_Information: Format_Name: Digital_Transfer_Option: Offline_Option: Offline_Media: Recording_Format: Compatibility_Information: Fees: Ordering_Instructions: Top
METADATA_REFERENCE_INFORMATION Metadata_Date: 20000823 Metadata_Review_Date: Metadata_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Sue Schaller Contact_Position: Fish and Wildlife Biologist Contact_Address: Address_Type: Mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998 Top