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Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Predicted riparian vegetation - Potential for Habitat Improvement in the Columbia River Basin, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/20561.

Item Identification

Title: Predicted riparian vegetation - Potential for Habitat Improvement in the Columbia River Basin
Short Name: Predicted riparian vegetation (Potential for Habitat Improvement in the Columbia River Basin)
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2008-09-01
Publication Date: 2017-11-21
Abstract:

Basin-wide analysis of potential to improve tributary habitats in the Columbia River basin through restoration of habitat-forming processes.

Identification of geomorphological target conditions for river restoration is typically based on locally measured reference conditions, yet few reference sites remain in much of the 630,000 km2 Columbia River Basin, USA. Therefore, we predicted reference conditions throughout the basin based on key reach-scale variables, which we empirically derived from a limited number of reference sites. We developed a GIS data set that depicts pre-settlement riparian vegetation in the Columbia River Basin to guide stream restoration for endangered salmon. However, the modeled riparian species composition was quite inaccurate, so we are not distributing these model results.

Methods: We first created a data layer of historic riparian vegetation information from survey notes that were taken mid-19th to early 20th century during the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) conducted by General Land Office (GLO). Our reconstructed riparian vegetation data include randomly sampled basin-wide data (drainage area 200,000 km2), as well as intensively reconstructed watershed-level data (3,000 km2). Second, based on the reconstructed riparian vegetation points, which are arrayed along a 1-mile (1600 m) grid, we are developing statistical models to estimate potential historic riparian vegetation types (conifer, hardwood, willow-shrub, grass, sage) as well as the probability of occurrence of individual species at stream reach level (~ 200 m) in the basin. We examined environmental variables, such as mean annual precipitation, average minimum and maximum temperature, channel gradient, channel bankful width, floodplain width, and fine sediment supply potential, against five vegetation types and found that precipitation and temperature discriminate vegetation groups. We also developed vegetation response curves against each variable, using kernel density estimates to describe the probability of each vegetation type occurring across the range of each environmental variable.

GIS hydrography layer with riparian attributes.

Purpose:

Addresses Legal Mandate

Model results

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 4687, 09-05-2013 16:20

Supplemental Information:

Subject to Public Access to Research Results (PARR): Yes

Peer Reviewed Publication: Predicted riparian vegetation types in the Columbia River basin.

Peer Reviewed Publication: Predicted channel patterns in the Columbia River Basin, USA.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Columbia River
None habitat
None restoration

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Columbia River Basin

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Instrument Not Applicable

Physical Location

Organization: Northwest Fisheries Science Center
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 851211
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Beechie, Tim
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Tim.Beechie@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3409

Distributor

CC ID: 851212
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3200
URL: NWFSC Home

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 851210
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3200
URL: NWFSC Home

Originator

CC ID: 851214
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Beechie, Tim
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Tim.Beechie@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3409

Point of Contact

CC ID: 851213
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Beechie, Tim
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Tim.Beechie@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3409

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 851220
W° Bound: -122.3062
E° Bound: -122.3062
N° Bound: 47.6449
S° Bound: 47.6449
Description

Columbia River Basin: The Columbia River Basin is the fourth largest watershed in the United States - it includes area in 7 states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah) and one Canadian province.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 851219
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-01-01
End: 2014-01-07

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Model results were low accuracy, so we are not distributing these model results

Data Access Constraints:

NA

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 851215
Start Date: 2017-11-21
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/columbia_glo
Distributor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) (2015-10-01 - Present)
File Name: Columbia GLO
Description:

Spatial data file containing survey points from US General Land Office Surveys (GLO) from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Each point contains information on plant species presence/absence and simplified vegetation classes, as well as elevation (from the National Elevation Dataset), and air temperature and precipitation information (from PRISM climate data).

Distribution 2

CC ID: 851216
Start Date: 2017-11-21
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/server/rest/services/Hosted/Columbia_GLO_riparian/FeatureServer
Distributor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) (2015-10-01 - Present)
File Name: Columbia GLO
Description:

Spatial data file containing survey points from US General Land Office Surveys (GLO) from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Each point contains information on plant species presence/absence and simplified vegetation classes, as well as elevation (from the National Elevation Dataset), and air temperature and precipitation information (from PRISM climate data).

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 851217
URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/datasets/dataset/3673
Name: Predicted riparian vegetation
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: Web site
Description:

NWFSC Dataset Information page. GIS hydrography layer with riparian attributes

Technical Environment

Description:

GIS

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Medium

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

These data were collected and processed in accordance with established protocols and best practices under the direction of the project’s Principal Investigator. Contact the dataset Data Manager in section 3 for full QA/QC methodology.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 5
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 0 days
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

No Delay

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center facilitates backup and recovery of all data and IT components which are managed by IT Operations through the capture of static (point-in-time) backup data to physical media. Once data is captured to physical media (every 1-3 days), a duplicate is made and routinely (weekly) transported to an offsite archive facility where it is maintained throughout the data's applicable life-cycle.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Multiple GIS processes to assign riparian specie composition

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 20561
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:20561
Metadata Record Created By: Robert Marsicek
Metadata Record Created: 2013-09-05 16:20+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-06-04
Owner Org: NWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-06-04