Data Element: IFWS NUMBER
You are invited to read the definitions of terms used in this data standard.
||Interior-Fish and Wildlife Service (IFWS) Number|
||A unique one- to six-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.|
||C through CCCCCC, where each C represents a number from 0 through 9, a letter from A through Z, or a hyphen (-).|
|Recommended Field Name||IFWS|
||The official values to be used for this data element are available in Excel format. This source file includes the official unit names and IFWS numbers assigned by the Washington Office, Division of Realty, for land units in the Land Records System (LRS) as of October 9, 2007.
For the most current data on the Service's official IFWS numbers, please contact Ken Fowler, Division of Realty, by electronic mail (Ken_Fowler@fws.gov) or phone (703-358-1876).
|Historical Data||For information on past versions of this standard, contact the National Data Administrator, Geospatial and Data Services, Division of Information Resources and Technology Management.|
Part 270, FW 6, Data Management and Standards, has been superceded by Part 274, FW 2, Establishing Service Data Standards.
||As of the approval date, this data element will be used in any new automated system, data set, database, or information application, including new Geographic Information System (GIS) data and applications. This data element will also be used in any major modifications to existing systems or versions of these data-related items that use the six-digit alphanumeric codes assigned by the Washington Office, Division of Realty, to organizational units, areas, or project sites over which the Service has some type of jurisdiction. Each organizational unit, area, or project site should have a unique IFWS number; however, there are a few instances where the same IFWS number has been assigned to more than one unit. Therefore, please contact the Data Steward identified in this standard prior to using duplicate IFWS numbers in any new or existing data files.
Service staff are strongly encouraged to utilize this data element in existing systems, data sets, databases, and information applications. Where existing systems and data-related items are not in compliance, they should be modified to achieve compatibility and implement this data standard.
||February 23, 2000|
|Validation Date||January 21, 2011|
||Ken Fowler, Realty Specialist, Division of Realty.|