Bicknell's Thrush Habitat in the Gulf of Maine (BICKHAB83)

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Arnold Banner
Publication_Date: 20000223
Title: Bicknell's Thrush Habitat in the Gulf of Maine (BICKHAB83)
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 64 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.
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Arnold Banner and Sue Schaller
Publication_Date: 200103
Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program, Northeast Region
Description:
Abstract:
The Bicknell's thrush model considered elevation, cover type, and sites of known occurrence. We selected as 'potential habitat' areas with elevations at or over 3000'. Bicknell's thrush occurrences in the Northeast were digitized as point locations. Where 'potential habitat' coincided with observed use, these areas were scored according to the cover type. Point occurrences at lower elevations were buffered 100 m, and these areas also were scored according to cover type. Other areas having elevations at or over 3000' and appropriate cover type, but not known to be used, were scored at 0.5 times the nominal values. For details see the model narrative: <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/Bicknell's_thrush_model.htm>
Purpose:
Habitat suitability information mapped for this and for 63 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.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1983
Ending_Date: 1993
Currentness_Reference: Observed
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:
As new land cover and occurrence information becomes available; anticipate at 1- to 5-year intervals.
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
U.S. watersheds flowing into the Gulf of Maine
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: Bicknell's thrush
Theme_Keyword: Catharus bicknelli
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: Bicknell's thrush
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Aves
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Passeriformes
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Muscicapidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Catharus
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Catharus bicknelli
Applicable_Common_Name: Bicknell's thrush
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
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.
Point_of_Contact:
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: USA
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)
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: NA
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: NA
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: NA
Data_Set_Credit:
The Gulf of Maine Watershed Habitat Analysis was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife. This project relied heavily on occurrence data provided in Atwood and Rimmer (1994); see citation below.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ESRI Grid format
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description:
Simple habitat models, similar to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service habitat suitability index (HSI) models (USFWS 1980), were developed for use within a geographic information system (GIS). HSI models are hypotheses that correlate environmental conditions to some measure of a species' biological performance, such as abundance or reproductive success. The models used in this analysis generally used the probability of occurrence as a measure of performance (i.e., higher HSI values represent increased confidence that the species will make use of this data.
Tool_Access_Information:
Online_Linkage:
<http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/GOM_GIS_Data_Table.htm>
Tool_Access_Instructions:
Narrative descriptions of habitat needs and the resulting species models, as well as metadata for the GIS coverages, are accessible at the above URL.
Tool_Contact:
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: USA
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)

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. Data used for Maine was limited to 1994 -1999.
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: NA
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Species selection
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Methodology_Keyword: Evaluation
Methodology_Keyword: Survey
Methodology_Description:
The list of evaluation species was created in a series of steps, starting with a comprehensive survey of species of high national importance occurring within USFWS Region 5. This was developed by combining lists of all federally listed Threatened and Endangered species, 'nongame birds of Management Concern', and waterfowl, shorebirds, anadromous and interjurisdictional fishes (inshore species of concern to the USFWS and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA), which have significantly and persistently declined in abundance.
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Study area boundary
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Methodology_Keyword: Watershed
Methodology_Keyword: Hydrology
Methodology_Description:
The watershed boundary was constructed by selecting the outer boundaries of all smaller watersheds in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts that flow into the Gulf of Maine. These watersheds were identified using U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1:24,000- and 1:100,000-scale hydrology coverages. The boundary was extended into the Gulf at Cape Cod and eastern Maine.
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Habitat mapping
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Methodology_Keyword: Occurrence
Methodology_Keyword: Model
Methodology_Description:
Atwood et al. (1996) developed a habitat model for Bicknell's thrush and found that occurrences were associated with vegetation, elevation, and latitude. Our model applied the same elevation and, as far as possible, cover type parameters. We also integrated sites of known past occurrences. We selected as 'potential habitat' areas with elevations at or over 3000', based on digital contour maps (Maine) or digital raster graphics (New Hampshire). Lower elevations were regarded as likely to be unsuitable. Bicknell's thrush occurrences in the Northeast are listed by mountain name in Atwood and Rimmer (1994), supplemented with information from Tom Hodgman, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. These were digitized as point locations. Where 'potential habitat' coincided with observed use, these areas were scored according to their cover type (see table at <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/Bicknell's_thrush_model.htm>). Point occurrences at lower elevations were buffered 100 m, and these areas also were scored according to cover type. Other areas having elevations lower than 3000' and appropriate cover type, but not known to be used, were scored at 0.5 times the tabulated values.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Arnold Banner
Publication_Date: 19990616
Title: Landcover of the Gulf of Maine Watershed
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
Online_Linkage:
<http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/Landcover_Data_Methods.htm>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Arnold Banner and Sue Schaller
Publication_Date: 200103
Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Species habitat maps
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program, Northeast Region
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Atwood, J.L., C.C. Rimmer, K.P. McFarland, S.H. Tsai, and L.R. Nagy
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
Distribution of Bicknell's Thrush in New England and New York
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Model
Other_Citation_Details: Wilson Bull. 108(4):650-662
Type_of_Source_Media: Printed table
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1996
Source_Currentness_Reference: Observed
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Atwood et al. 1996
Source_Contribution: Habitat description for Bicknell's thrush
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Atwood, Jonathan L., and C.C. Rimmer
Publication_Date: 1994
Title:
An Expanded Investigation of the Population Status of Bicknell's Thrush in the Northeastern United States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Table
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Manomet, MA
Publisher:
Manomet Observatory for Conservation Sciences and Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences
Type_of_Source_Media: Printed table
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference: Observed
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Atwood and Rimmer 1994
Source_Contribution: occurrence data for Bicknell's thrush
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital raster grid file
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS 7.5-minute DEM Data
Issue_Identification:
DEM data for 7.5-minute units correspond to the USGS topographic quadrangle map series for the conterminous United States.
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: USGS
Other_Citation_Details:
DEM data provided by the New Hampshire GRANIT, Maine Office of GIS
Online_Linkage: <http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/products/elevation/dem.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital database file
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: Unknown
Ending_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM
Source_Contribution: Elevation used as a boundary to define suitable habitat areas
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
See <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/Bicknell's_thrush_model.htm> for a description of the process.
Process_Date: 20000223
Process_Contact:
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: USA
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)

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid cell
Row_Count: 21381
Column_Count:
13972

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: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:
298.26

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: bickhab83.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: Value: 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:
A detailed summary of the information contained in this data set is available at the following URL: <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/Gulf_of_Maine_Watershed_Habitat_Analysis.htm>. A complete description of the land cover types (upland and wetland) used in this project is also provided at the following URL:  <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/Landcover_Data_Methods.htm>
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Grid cell value: Indexed to habitat suitability, where 10 is optimal and 0 is unsuitable.

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: USA
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 its original purpose which was to provide an estimate of habitat suitability.
Distribution_Liability:
Although this data and information have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USFWS Gulf of Maine Program Office, 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 this 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not available
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: Unknown
Recording_Format: Unknown
Compatibility_Information: Unknown
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000828
Metadata_Review_Date: 20010521
Metadata_Contact:
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: USA
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 Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
There are no restrictions on the use of this metadata. 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.

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