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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island 2016 HERP Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/51923.

Item Identification

Title: NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island 2016 HERP Polygons
Short Name: NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island 2016 HERP Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for sea turtles, northern diamondback terrapins, and other federally and/or state endangered, threatened, or rare reptiles and amphibians in the New York/New Jersey Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island region. Vector polygons in this data set represent sea turtle distributions, and northern diamondback terrapin and other federally and state protected reptile and amphibian nesting areas and distributions. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in associated data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set is a portion of the ESI data for the the NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island region. As a whole, the ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil, and include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.

Purpose:

The ESI data are intended to provide baseline 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. The ESI data may be appropriate for many other coastal management efforts, though the original intent should be kept in mind.

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 10509, 03-06-2018 15:56

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Spatial Reference Information (FGDC:spref),

- Spatial Data Organization Information (FGDC:spdoinfo)

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Herpetofauna
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK
UNCONTROLLED
None Hudson River
None South Long Island

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Maintenance Note:

Data content is considered static once published. However, if issues with the Geodatabase linkages or table contents are identified, the Geodatabase and/or the associated Map Document may be updated. Assure most current data is being used by downloading from https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The primary attribute tables associated with the ESI biology data are BIOFILE, SOURCES, and BREED_DT. The geographic data layer containing biological resource information (in this case, HERP) is linked to the BIOFILE using the RARNUM field. There is a many-to-many relationship from the data layer to the BIOFILE, as an RARNUM may be repeated in several geographic features. Likewise, in the BIOFILE, the same RARNUM may appear in multiple records, representing a unique combination of species found in that region. To be represented by the same RARNUM, these species groups must also share the same seasonality, concentration, mapping qualifier, and source information. The items in the BIOFILE are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, STATE, S_DATE, F_DATE, GRANK, GRANKDATE, MAPPING_QUALIFIER, 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. The G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE fields provide links to the SOURCES table, where object level source information is available. The BREED field is the link to the BREED_DT table, where searchable breed information is provided. The links to both of these tables are also many-to-many. During the collection of the ESI data, six relational data tables are used to store the attribute data. These are the BIORES, BREED, SEASONAL, SOURCES, SPECIES, and STATUS tables. When we create new ESI data, we populate these tables to maintain the integrity of the data collected. Once completed, all information populating these tables is collapsed into the BIOFILE to ease data queries and general usability of the final product.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

NOAA ESI Guidelines

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed and used successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format. If problems are encountered in downloading the ESI data or with file corruption, contact NOAA (see Distributor). These data represent a snapshot in time and temporal changes may have occurred. The 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 or if 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.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 757435
Date Effective From: 2016
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: 757436
Date Effective From: 2016
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: 757437
Date Effective From: 2016
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: 757438
Date Effective From: 2016
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: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 738509
W° Bound: -74.595
E° Bound: -71.7215
N° Bound: 42.8226
S° Bound: 39.9993

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 738508
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 757440
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1288

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed by downloading the zipped ArcGIS geodatabase from the Download URL (see Distribution Information). Questions can be directed to the ESI Program Manager (Point Of Contact).

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. Edges may have been altered for cartographic processes. 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. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 738514
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2016 - Present)
File Name: NY_NJ_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

This feature class is part of the downloadable Esri Arc Geodatabase.

File Date/Time: 2016-09-12 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 64 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 738516
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and uses.

URL 2

CC ID: 738518
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/ESI-Browse-Graphic.pdf
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 757441
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Name: ESI Guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Guidelines for developing ESI data content and overview of ESI data structure. Useful for data collectors and users requiring more in depth information on the ESI process.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software package used to develop the atlas is Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 7.

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, 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.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of digital data, expert knowledge, unpublished reports, and survey data on sea turtle distributions, and northern diamondback terrapin and other federally and state protected reptile and amphibian nesting areas and distributions. These data do not necessarily represent all herpetofauna occurrences in the NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island region. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name or n/a if not applicable): 2, Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas; 4, Kemp's ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii; 5, Leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea; 6, Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta; 32, Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata; 33, Rare frog, n/a; 36, Rare salamander, n/a; 37, Rare snake, n/a; 37, Rare snake, n/a; 112, Rare amphibian, n/a; 150, Wood turtle, Glyptemys insculpta; 169, Blue-spotted salamander, Ambystoma laterale; 170, Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina; 171, Common map turtle, Graptemys geographica; 172, Painted turtle, Chrysemys picta; 175, Northern diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin terrapin; 176, Common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina serpentina; 184, Southern leopard frog, Lithobates sphenocephalus; 185, Eastern mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum; 186, Eastern spadefoot, Scaphiopus holbrookii; 200, Pine Barrens treefrog, Hyla andersonii; 211, Endangered amphibian, n/a; 218, Eastern milk snake, Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum; 219, Northern black racer, Coluber constrictor constrictor; 220, Fowler's toad, Anaxyrus fowleri; 221, Bog turtle, Glyptemys muhlenbergii; 223, Northern pinesnake, Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus; 224, Timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus; 225, Common wormsnake, Carphophis amoenus; 227, Eastern tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum; 237, Threatened reptile 1, n/a; 238, Threatened reptile 2, n/a; 239, Threatened reptile 3, n/a; 240, Endangered reptile 1, 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, and SQL SERVER(R) to ArcGIS(R) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, before the final Geodatabase and metadata are created. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Sources

AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF GATEWAY NRA: IMPACTS OF URBANIZATION AND RESTORATION - DRAFT

CC ID: 738529
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, ROBERT COOK WITH EXPERT INTERPRETATION
Publish Date: 2014-11-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002-03
Extent End Date/Time: 2003-07

BOG TURTLE FACT SHEET

CC ID: 738537
Contact Name: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.DEC.NY.GOV/ANIMALS/7164.HTML

BREEDING LOCATIONS OF THE ATLANTIC COAST LEOPARD FROG IN THE HACKENSACK MEADOWLANDS, NEW JERSEY

CC ID: 738524
Contact Name: ERIC KIVIAT, HUDSONIA LTD.
Publish Date: 2014-01-01

COMPREHENSIVE SPECIES REPORTS

CC ID: 738533
Contact Name: NATURESERVE EXPLORER
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Citation URL: HTTP://EXPLORER.NATURESERVE.ORG

DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY OF MARINE MAMMALS AND SEA TURTLES AROUND LONG ISLAND

CC ID: 738522
Contact Name: ARTHUR KOPELMAN, COASTAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SOCIETY OF LONG ISLAND
Publish Date: 2015-04-01

DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AT GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

CC ID: 738526
Contact Name: MARK CHRISTIANO, GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Publish Date: 2015-06-24

INVENTORY OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES AT FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

CC ID: 738528
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, ROBERT COOK WITH EXPERT INTERPRETATION
Publish Date: 2014-09-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002-03
Extent End Date/Time: 2003-05

INVENTORY OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES AT THE WILLIAM FLOYD ESTATE, FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

CC ID: 738530
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, ROBERT COOK WITH EXPERT INTERPRETATION
Publish Date: 2010-09-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002-04
Extent End Date/Time: 2002-09

NATURESERVE SOURCE FEATURE (SF) POINT DATA FOR NEW JERSEY

CC ID: 738531
Contact Name: NATURESERVE
Publish Date: 2014-12-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1900
Extent End Date/Time: 2014-12
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NATURESERVE.ORG/

NATURESERVE SOURCE FEATURE (SF) POLYGON DATA FOR NEW JERSEY

CC ID: 738532
Contact Name: NATURESERVE
Publish Date: 2014-12-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1900
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NATURESERVE.ORG/

NEW JERSEY THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES FIELD GUIDE

CC ID: 738523
Contact Name: CONSERVE WILDLIFE FOUNDATION OF NEW JERSEY
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.CONSERVEWILDLIFENJ.ORG/SPECIES/FIELDGUIDE/

NEW YORK NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM BIODIVERSITY DATABASES

CC ID: 738536
Contact Name: NEW YORK NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM DATABASE, NICK CONRAD
Publish Date: 2015-10-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1980
Extent End Date/Time: 2015

NORTHERN DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN NESTING LOCATIONS

CC ID: 738542
Contact Name: RUSSELL BURKE, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
Publish Date: 2015-03-01

NORTHERN DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN NESTING LOCATIONS

CC ID: 738541
Contact Name: RUSSELL BURKE, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
Publish Date: 2015-02-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2014

NORTHERN DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN NESTING LOCATIONS, MARINE NATURE STUDY AREA, OCEANSIDE, NY

CC ID: 738527
Contact Name: MIKE FARINA, CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST, MARINE NATURE STUDY AREA
Publish Date: 2015-02-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Extent End Date/Time: 2015

ONLINE CONSERVATION GUIDE

CC ID: 738535
Contact Name: NEW YORK NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2015-10-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.ACRIS.NYNHP.ORG

REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN SEASONALITY

CC ID: 738540
Contact Name: ROBERT COOK, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01

SEASONALITY OF THREATENED, ENDANGERED AND RARE SPECIES IN NEW YORK STATE

CC ID: 738539
Contact Name: NICK CONRAD, NEW YORK NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2015-09-01

SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FISH AND WILDLIFE HABITATS

CC ID: 738538
Contact Name: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Publish Date: 2012-08-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1987-03
Extent End Date/Time: 2012-08
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.DOS.NY.GOV/OPD/PROGRAMS/CONSISTENCY/SCFWHABITATS.HTML

SPECIES REPORTS

CC ID: 738521
Contact Name: ANIMAL DIVERSITY WEB, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY
Publish Date: 2015-09-01
Citation URL: HTTP://ANIMALDIVERSITY.ORG/

THE LEOPARD FROGS OF NEW JERSEY

CC ID: 738534
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, ENDANGERED AND NONGAME SPECIES PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2014-11-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NJFISHANDWILDLIFE.COM/ENSP/PDF/LEOPARDFROG_GUIDE.PDF

THE PINE BARRENS TREEFROG

CC ID: 738525
Contact Name: JOHN F. BUNNELL, PINELANDS COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.STATE.NJ.US/PINELANDS/INFOR/FACT/TREEFROG%20JFB.PDF

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 738543
Description:

Three main sources of data were used to depict herpetofauna distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) digital/tabular data sets provided by the New York Natural Heritage Program (NY NHP), NatureServe (NJ), and New York State Department of State (NYSDOS); 2) published and unpublished reports; and 3) expert knowledge from resource experts. Sea turtle general distributions were mapped largely based on expert knowledge and the New Jersey Threatened and Endangered Species Field Guide. Sea turtle polygons represent potential in-water presence in bays and the Atlantic Ocean. The bays, particularly along the south shore of Long Island, are seasonal foraging grounds for green, Kemp.s ridley, and loggerhead sea turtles. Sea turtles typically do not arrive in NY/NJ waters until May or June and migrate south by mid-November. Sea turtles are not known to nest in this AOI. Northern diamondback terrapin locations depicted in this atlas indicate known current nesting locations but suitable habitat is widespread in this atlas region and there is potential for terrapins to be present in most bays and estuaries in New York and New Jersey. Breeding locations included in this atlas for terrapins were obtained from survey data collected by Russel Burke, Hofstra University, Michael Farina, Marine Nature Study Area; Oceanside, NY and Robert Cook, National Park Service. Additional nesting locations and some general distribution locations were obtained from NY NHP, NatureServe (NJ), and the NY DOS Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats narrative and associated polygon data. These locations were further refined during data review sessions with local resource experts. Other reptile and amphibian species were added to the atlas based on their conservation status, their dependence on the aquatic environment during sensitive life stages (breeding in particular), their rarity in the region, or based on expert input. At the request of data providers, some species locations were buffered and species names masked to prevent illegal collection. The bulk of the data was obtained from NY NHP, NatureServe (NJ), NY DOS Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats narrative and associated polygon data, and from interviews with resource experts. The above digital and/or expert knowledge sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the HERP data layer.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity BIOFILE
Entity BREED_DT
Entity HERP
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 51923
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:51923
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-03-06 15:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-09-28
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-09-29