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Short Citation:
Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: Florida Panhandle: NESTS (Nest Points), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40723.

Item Identification

Title: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: Florida Panhandle: NESTS (Nest Points)
Short Name: flpan_nests
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2012-08
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for wading birds, shorebirds, raptors, diving birds, and gulls and terns in for the Florida Panhandle. Vector points in this data set represent bird nesting and wintering sites. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for the Florida Panhandle. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. See also the BIRDS data layer, part of the larger Florida Panhandle ESI database, for additional bird information.

Purpose:

The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.

Notes:

1733

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None Bird
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Nest
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Florida Panhandle

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Entity Attribute Overview:

In addition to the geographic data layers, six relational attribute or data tables (BIORES, BREED, SEASONAL, SOURCES, SPECIES, and STATUS) are used to store the complex biological data in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layer containing biological resource information (in this case, NESTS) is linked to the Biological Resources table (BIORES) using the unique ID and the lookup table BIO_LUT, or it can be linked directly using RARNUM. The ID is a unique combination of the atlas number (for the Florida Panhandle atlas, the number is 218), an element/layer specific number (BIRDS are layer 1, FISH are layer 2, etc.), and a unique record number. The RARNUM represents a unique combination of species, seasonalities, concentrations, and source information. For each of these groupings, a number is generated. That number is concatenated with the atlas number to create a "resource at risk" number that is unique across atlases. BIORES and the other relational data tables are described in detail. See the Browse_Graphic section for a link to the entity-relationship diagram, which describes the way these tables relate to the geographic data layers and other attribute tables in the ESI data structure. Due to the complexity of the relational database model, the data items are also post-processed into a flat file format. This table, called BIOFILE, may be used in place of the relational files to ease simple data queries. The items in the flat file are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, NHP, DATE_PUB, CONC, JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC, BREED1, BREED2, BREED3, BREED4, BREED5, RARNUM, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and BREED. All of these items are the same as their counterparts in the individual data tables described below, except the BREED1-BREED5 and BREED items. BREED is a newly generated variable used to link to the BREED_DT data table, a modified, more compact version of the relational BREED data table. BREED1-BREED5 give a text summary of when each life stage occurs within the associated map object. The life stages referred to are the same as those listed in the Detailed_Description of the BREED data table. The link to the BIOFILE may be made through the BIO_LUT, using ID to link to RARNUM, or BIOFILE may be linked directly to the RARNUM in each of the geographic layer's attribute data tables. As mentioned, BREED_DT is an auxiliary support data table to the flat file structure, which allows the user to do searches based on month for seasonal breeding activities. The link from the flat file to BREED_DT is the BREED item. A second supporting data table is SOURCES. This is the same as the source file described above, and the link from the flat file is both G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE. It should be noted that although the flat file eases data query, it is not a normalized database structure, and actual updates performed by the states and other responsible agencies should be done using the relational data tables. The entity-relationship diagram, describing relationships between attribute tables in the ESI data structure does NOT include the BIOFILE data table, and this data table is NOT described in detail below.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

A complete description of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for ESI atlases can be found in the NOAA ESI Guidelines (http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines).

Distribution Liability:

These data represent a snapshot in time and temporal changes may have occurred. These data are not intended to include all biological or human-use resources present in an area; they focus on species and resources particularly sensitive to oiling. In the event of a spill, they should be used for a first assessment only. The data providers are the experts with regard to individual resources. They should be contacted to confirm if more current data exist, and/or in-depth information is needed about a particular resource.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington; the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Office of Incident Management and Preparedness Washington, D.C.; and the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 521456
Date Effective From: 2012-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 521458
Date Effective From: 2012-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 521459
Date Effective From: 2012-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 521457
Date Effective From: 2012-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: The data were compiled during 2010-2012. The currentness dates for the data range from 1999 to 2012 and are documented in the Lineage section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 521462
W° Bound: -87.625
E° Bound: -83.684
N° Bound: 30.747
S° Bound: 28.277

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 521461
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1999
End: 2012

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588747
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 828

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor). ESI data are processed into multiple formats. Distribution formats include a Geodatabase (including an ArcMap .mxd file, complete with database links and symbology), ARC export files, and shapefiles. The database files, available in text and INFO(R) formats, are provided in both the NOAA standard relational database format (see NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 115) and in a simplified desktop flat file format. This metadata document includes information about both of these database formats.;

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.

Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 521463
Download URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Multiple formats

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 521450
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 521451
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 521452
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 521453
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/esimaps/gisdata/FloridaPanhdle_2012_datafig.jpg
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Florida P...
File Resource Format: JPEG
Description:

Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Florida Panhandle ESI data.

URL 5

CC ID: 521454
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/esimaps/gisdata/FloridaPanhdle_2012_datafig2.jpg
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and desktop data tables for the Florida Pan...
File Resource Format: JPEG
Description:

Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and desktop data tables for the Florida Panhandle ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 521478
Activity Date/Time: 2014-06-09
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 521477
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 588745
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 606831
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719537
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ARC/INFO(R) (version 9.3) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2000). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System (2000/XP/2003).

The Spatial_Data_Organization Information section refers only to the source files in the ARC export format. The following files are included in the data set: benthic.e00, birds.e00, esil.e00, esip.e00, fish.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, invertpt.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, reptiles.e00, reptpt.e00, socecon.e00, and t_mammal.e00. Associated relational and desktop data tables provided in Arc export and text format are bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, seasonal.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, and status.e00.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, hardcopy data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Spatial components for the biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Some of the spatial components of the biological data layers may have been developed using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they are compiled on hardcopy base maps with a scale of 1:24,000. Some of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered "fuzzy", and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of expert knowledge, survey data, and digital data on bird nesting and wintering sites. See also the BIRDS data layer, part of the larger Florida Panhandle ESI database, for additional bird information. These data do not necessarily represent all nest occurrences in Florida Panhandle. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 8, Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; 54, Great blue heron, Ardea herodias; 60, Red knot, Calidris canutus; 69, Semipalmated plover, Charadrius semipalmatus; 70, Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus; 76, Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus; 77, Osprey, Pandion haliaetus; 86, Least tern, Sternula antillarum; 87, Little blue heron, Egretta caerulea; 88, Great egret, Ardea alba; 89, Snowy egret, Egretta thula; 93, Cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis; 94, Tricolored heron, Egretta tricolor; 98, Laughing gull, Larus atricilla; 107, Peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus; 118, Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis; 125, Clapper rail, Rallus longirostris; 133, Black skimmer, Rynchops niger; 134, Gull-billed tern, Gelochelidon nilotica; 135, Sandwich tern, Thalasseus sandvicensis; 136, Caspian tern, Hydroprogne caspia; 137, Royal tern, Thalasseus maximus; 138, Forster's tern, Sterna forsteri; 139, Snowy plover, Charadrius alexandrinus; 152, American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus; 153, Piping plover, Charadrius melodus; 154, Wilson's plover, Charadrius wilsonia; 155, Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus; 174, Golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos; 193, Black tern, Chlidonias niger; 220, Merlin, Falco columbarius; 225, Marsh wren, Cistothorus palustris; 277, Seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus; 305, Red-cockaded woodpecker, Picoides borealis; 1002, Shorebirds, n/a; 1004, Wading birds, n/a.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above Attribute_Accuracy_Report, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies (such as dangles, unnecessary node, etc.), and SQL SERVER(R) to ARC/INFO(R) consistencies. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to a number of quality and consistency checks. In the process of checking for topological and database consistencies, new IDs and RARNUMs or HUNUMs are also generated. The new ID's are a combination of atlas number, element number, and record number. In addition, the value used to represent the element is modified to reflect the type of feature being mapped. In the case of an element that is normally represented by a point or polygon, a value of 20 is added to the standard element value for mapping of linear features. In the case where an element usually mapped as a polygon is represented by a point, a value of 30 is added to the regular element value. The RARNUMs are also modified to include the atlas number, so multiple atlases can be combined and RARNUM's remain unique. RARNUMs are redefined on an element basis, so "resource at risk" groupings will contain only a single element. HUNUMs are also modified to include the atlas number.

Lineage

Sources

2010 RCW (RED COCKADED WOODPECKER) CLUSTER CENTERS

CC ID: 606848
Contact Name: ST. MARKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

2010 RCW (RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER) CLUSTER CENTERS

CC ID: 606850
Contact Name: ST. MARKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

APALACHICOLA RIVERKEEPER: SAVING AN AMERICAN TREASURE

CC ID: 606832
Contact Name: APALACHICOLA RIVERKEEPER
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL: http://www.apalachicolariverkeeper.org/home0.aspx
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: ONLINE

BALD EAGLE NESTS 2010

CC ID: 606851
Contact Name: ST. MARKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

BIRDS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, AND OTHER PANHANDLE COASTAL RESOURCES

CC ID: 606841
Contact Name: HIMES, J., FWC-FWRI (FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION-FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

BNB (BEACH-NESTING BIRDS)

CC ID: 606834
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: http://legacy.myfwc.com/bnb/
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

DISTRIBUTION OF SHOREBIRDS AND OTHER SPECIES IN THE FL PANHANDLE

CC ID: 606843
Contact Name: KELLY, P., USFWS
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

DIVING AND RECREATIONAL FISHING SITES IN WATERS OF FLORIDA PANHANDLE

CC ID: 606844
Contact Name: KNUDSEN, RICHARD (FWRI)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

EAGLE NESTS 10

CC ID: 606836
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

FLORIDA SHOREBIRD DATABASE SITES FINAL

CC ID: 606838
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

FLORIDA'S BIRDS A FIELD GUIDE AND REFERENCE

CC ID: 606842
Contact Name: KALE, H.W. II AND D.S. MAEHR
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: PAPER

MARSH BIRDS FWC 2010

CC ID: 606837
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

PELICAN_ACTIVE_2007

CC ID: 606833
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC)
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

PIPING PLOVER SIGHTINGS

CC ID: 606849
Contact Name: USAF EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

RED KNOT FOR ESI

CC ID: 606847
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: disc

ST MARKS NWR BREEDING WIPL PAIRS AND NESTS

CC ID: 606846
Contact Name: ST. MARKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

ST. MARKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE RESOURCES

CC ID: 606845
Contact Name: REINMAN, JOSEPH (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

STATE PARK RESOURCES FOR FLORIDA PANHANDLE

CC ID: 606840
Contact Name: HARVEY, A. (BIG LAGOON STATE PARK)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

WADING BIRD ROOKERIES FLORIDA

CC ID: 606835
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC)
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: FTP SITE

WILSON'S PLOVER

CC ID: 606839
Contact Name: GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE (NPS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

NESTS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: FTP SITE

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 606852
Description:

Three main sources of data were used to depict bird distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) personal interviews with resource experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), and Big Lagoon State Park; 2) digital data sets and survey data provided by: FFWCC, GINS, USFWS, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR); and 3) published and unpublished documents. The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the NESTS data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized; 2) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 3) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy data sources. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The compiled ESI, biology, and human-use data are plotted onto hardcopy draft maps. Following the delivery of draft maps to the participating resource experts, a second set of interviews are conducted to review the maps. If necessary, edits to the NESTS data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2012-08-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity BIORES
Entity BIO_LUT
Entity BREED
Entity NESTS.PAT
Entity SEASONAL
Entity SOURCES
Entity SPECIES
Entity STATUS

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40723
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40723
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:53+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year