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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River 2014 ESI PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55293.

Item Identification

Title: Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River 2014 ESI PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2014-05
Abstract:

This data set contains human-use data detailing designated management areas, including National Park Service properties, National Wildlife Refuges, state wildlife managed areas and reserves, state parks, and Nature Conservancy properties found in in coastal Louisiana and the lower Mississippi river. Location specific type and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. 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.

This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Louisiana and the lower Mississippi River. The entirety of the ESI Human-Use data layers consists of: PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons; POLITICAL-JURISDICTIONAL Points; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Polygons, Points; SOCECON Points.

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:

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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
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIAL BEHAVIOR > RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES/AREAS
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Human use resources
None Management Areas
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
None Mississippi River

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:

In addition to the geographic data layers, two associated data tables, SOC_DAT and SOURCES, are used to store the complex socioeconomic data in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layer containing socioeconomic data resource information (in this case, MANAGED_POLY) is linked to the Socioeconomic Resources table (SOC_DAT) using HUNUM. HUNUM is a unique reference number concatenated with the atlas number (for Louisiana, the number is 233). SOC_DAT and the associated data tables are described in detail in this document. 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.

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, and The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard Office of Incident Management and Preparedness, Washington, D.C.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 809577
Date Effective From: 2013-12
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: 809579
Date Effective From: 2013-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 809580
Date Effective From: 2013-12
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: 809578
Date Effective From: 2013-12
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: 829380
W° Bound: -94
E° Bound: -88.0002
N° Bound: 31.1273
S° Bound: 25.6169
Description

This geographic extent includes the entire coastal Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River ESI study area. The spatial extent of individual layers or feature classes may vary.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 829381
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2012
End: 2014
Description:

The coastal Louisiana data were compiled 2012-2013, The Lower Mississippi River data were compiled in 2014. The atlas was published in 2014.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 809590
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 978

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 829382

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

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: 809622
Start Date: 2014
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2013-12 - Present)
File Name: Louisiana_ESI_2014_GDB
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2014-05-01 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 354 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 809581
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: 809623
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:

ESI Browse Graphic depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for all potential ESI data layers and tables.

URL 3

CC ID: 809624
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.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 809583
Activity Date/Time: 2013-12
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 809582
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: 809584
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 809585
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 809586
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

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.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Spatial components for the human-use data layers can come from expert interviews and digital sources. Most of the spatial components of the human-use data layers are developed from pre-existing digital sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Some of the spatial components of the human-use data layers are compiled on digital base maps with a scale of 1:24,000 or larger. 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 digital data for management areas, National Park Service properties, National Wildlife Refuges, state wildlife managed areas and reserves, state parks, and Nature Conservancy properties found in in coastal Louisiana and the lower Mississippi river. Polygon data should not be interpreted as "legal boundaries" and this content doesn't necessarily represent all features of the aforementioned types within the boundaries of the Louisiana-Lower Mississippi river ESI data.

This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Louisiana and the lower Mississippi River. The entirety of the ESI Human-Use data layers consists of: PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons; POLITICAL-JURISDICTIONAL Points; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Polygons, Points; SOCECON Points.

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

FINAL CRITICAL HABITAT POLYGONS

CC ID: 815678
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012

FINAL DESIGNATION OF CRITICAL HABITAT RIVERINE UNITS FOR GULF STURGEON (ACIPENSER OXYRINCHUS DESOTOI)

CC ID: 809600
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2003
Citation URL: http://criticalhabitat.fws.gov/crithab/
Source Contribution:

MGT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

GRAND ISLE TNC PROPERTIES

CC ID: 809598
Contact Name: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

LOUISIANA STATE LANDS AND BUILDING SYSTEM

CC ID: 809595
Contact Name: LOUISIANA STATE LAND OFFICE
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://doa.louisiana.gov/slo/slabsdataaccess.htm
Source Contribution:

MGT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BOUNDARIES

CC ID: 809597
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2195122
Source Contribution:

MGT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

OYSTER LEASES

CC ID: 809593
Contact Name: LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES (LDWF)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

OYSTER SEED GROUND POLYGONS

CC ID: 809594
Contact Name: LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES (LDWF)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC) EASEMENTS

CC ID: 809599
Contact Name: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE CAMERON PRAIRIE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

CC ID: 809602
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

USFWS ACQUIRED LANDS

CC ID: 809603
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS OF LOUISIANA

CC ID: 809674
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES (LDWF) - STEVE SMITH
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014

WMA_REFUGE_LDWF_2011

CC ID: 809592
Contact Name: LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES (LDWF)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 809604
Description:

The following applies to features mapped as polygons along the Louisiana coast, in either the PARKS-MANAGED AREAS layer and/or the RESOURCE MANAGEMENT layer.

The mapping extent was dependent upon information availability and location of mapped coastal habitats and shorelines. Sources of data used to depict human-use resources in this data layer include digital datasets provided by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Park Service (NPS), the Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Louisiana Office of State Lands, NOAA Fisheries' Office of Sustainable Fisheries and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GFMFC). Designated critical habitat was mapped for piping plover, black bear and gulf sturgeon. The data were downloaded from the USFWS Critical Habitat Portal. Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC) for coral were obtained from the GFMFC. Bluefin Tuna HAPC was obtained from NOAA's Office of Sustainable Fisheries, Highly Migratory Species Division. Both HAPC are mapped as ESI type 'Essential Habitat'. State wildlife management areas and wildlife refuges were provided by LDWF and mapped as ESI type 'Management Area'. Locations of oyster leases and public oyster areas were provided by LDWF, and are also included as ESI type ''Management Area'. Oyster leases were merged and buffered by 50 meters to create a 'footprint' of lease areas. Gaps of less than a hectare were deleted and the footprint polygon was matched to the shoreline where necessary. In areas with high densities of lease polygons, their presence is indicated in 'Present throughout' boxed on the paper maps. Contact LDWF's oyster survey section for a list of specific lease owners in an area. National park boundaries were provided by the NPS. Boundaries of TNC properties and easements were provided by TNC. Boundaries of National Wildlife Refuges were provided by the USFWS, region 4. Locations of State Park lands were mapped using data from the Louisiana Office of State Lands and are included as ESI type 'Park'. The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the MGT 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 ESI, biology, and human-use data are compiled into the standard ESI digital data format. A second set of interviews with participating resource experts are conducted to review the compiled data. If necessary, edits to the MGT data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2014-05-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 809675
Description:

The following applies to features mapped as polygons along the lower Mississippi river, in either the PARKS-MANAGED AREAS layer and/or the RESOURCE MANAGEMENT layer.

Sources of data used to depict human-use resources in this data layer include digital datasets provided by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Nature Conservancy (TNC). Critical Habitat - Designated critical habitat was mapped for black bear. The data were downloaded from the USFWS Critical Habitat Portal. Management Areas - State Wildlife management areas and wildlife refuges were provided by LDWF and mapped as ESI type 'Management Area'. Nature Conservancy - Boundaries of TNC properties and easements were provided by TNC. Wildlife Refuge - Boundaries of National Wildlife Refuges were provided by the USFWS, Region 4. The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the MGT 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 ESI, biology, and human-use data are compiled into the standard ESI digital data format. A second set of interviews with participating resource experts are conducted to review the compiled data. If necessary, edits to the MGT data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2014-05-01 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 MANAGED_POLY
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 55293
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55293
Metadata Record Created By: Jill Petersen
Metadata Record Created: 2018-12-17 12:54+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-04-04
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-04-04