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Summary

Short Citation
West Coast Regional Office, 2024: Essential Fish Habitat, Pacific Salmon GIS Data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/56737.
Full Citation Examples

DOI: Not Applicable

Abstract

This file represents salmonid freshwater and estuarine Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) in the western United States. Congress, through the Magnuson-Stevens Act, defined EFH as "those waters and substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity." This dataset follows the federal codification of delineating EFH using 4th field Hydrologic Units. It spatially depicts designated EFH for Federally-managed Pacific salmon within freshwater and estuarine regions of California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Areas above identified certain impassible dams are not designated EFH, and these have been removed from the 4th field Hydrologic Units. Only areas defined as EFH are present in this dataset. Each Hydrologic Unit polygon has been coded to indicate for which species of salmon (Chinook salmon, coho and/or pink) it represents EFH.

Distribution Information

  • PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format

    This page contains links to pdf maps of:

    EFH Map - West Coast Salmon

    https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/habitat/essential_fish_habitat/west_coast_salmon_efh_2014__1_.pdf

    EFH Map - West Coast Chinook Salmon

    https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/habitat/essential_fish_habitat/chinook_salmon_efh_2014__1_.pdf

    EFH Map - West Coast Coho Salmon

    https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/habitat/essential_fish_habitat/coho_salmon_efh_2014__1_.pdf

    EFH Map - Puget Sound Pink Salmon

    https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/habitat/essential_fish_habitat/pink_salmon_efh_2014__1_.pdf

  • Shapefile, 20.8 mb

    Online Link for shapefile, pdf map, Google Earth KML

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

No warranty, expressed or implied is made and no liability is assumed by NOAA Fisheries as to the positional or attribute accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Government in the use of these files.

Child Items

Type Title
Entity noaa_wcr_salmonid_efh_2014.zip

Contact Information

Point of Contact
Charleen A Gavette
charleen.gavette@noaa.gov
707-575-6017

Metadata Contact
Charleen A Gavette
charleen.gavette@noaa.gov
707-575-6017

Extents

Geographic Area 1

-124.77148° W, -112.998471° E, 49.002481° N, 36.762317° S

Time Frame 1
2015 - Present

Item Identification

Title: Essential Fish Habitat, Pacific Salmon GIS Data
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Abstract:

This file represents salmonid freshwater and estuarine Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) in the western United States. Congress, through the Magnuson-Stevens Act, defined EFH as "those waters and substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity." This dataset follows the federal codification of delineating EFH using 4th field Hydrologic Units. It spatially depicts designated EFH for Federally-managed Pacific salmon within freshwater and estuarine regions of California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Areas above identified certain impassible dams are not designated EFH, and these have been removed from the 4th field Hydrologic Units. Only areas defined as EFH are present in this dataset. Each Hydrologic Unit polygon has been coded to indicate for which species of salmon (Chinook salmon, coho and/or pink) it represents EFH.

Purpose:

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requires that regional management councils identify and describe "essential fish habitat" in their fishery management plans; that Councils minimize impacts on this essential habitat from fishing activities; and that Councils and other federal agencies consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service about activities that might harm EFH. Actions that occur outside of EFH, but that might affect the habitat, must also be taken into account.

The final rule of "Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Amendment 18 to the Salmon Fishery Management Plan" was published in the Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 243/ Thursday, December 18, 2014. Geospatial data was based on information in that document in Table 1 to Part 660, Subpart H - Pacific Salmon EFH Identified by USGS Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC). It pertains to Chinook, coho, and pink salmon. This data is the geospatial representation of the final rule.

Notes:

Not Applicable

Other Citation Details:

Not Applicable

Supplemental Information:

Not Applicable

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): Not Applicable
DOI Registration Authority: Unknown

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Chinook
None Coho
None EFH
None Essential Fish Habitat
None Magnuson-Stevens Act
None Pink
None Salmon

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None California
None Idaho
None Oregon
None Pacific
None Washington
None West Coast
None Western United States

Physical Location

Organization: West Coast Regional Office
City: Long Beach
State/Province: CA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS shapefile
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Maintenance Note:

Not Applicable

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

This file represents salmon freshwater and estuarine essential fish habitat (EFH) for the Pacific Coast Salmon. Congress, through the Magnuson-Stevens Act, defined EFH as "those waters and substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity." This dataset follows the federal codification of delineating EFH using 4th field Hydrologic Units. It spatially depicts Designated EFH for salmonids within freshwater regions of California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Areas above identified impassible dams have been removed from the 4th field Hydrologic Units. Only areas defined as EFH are present in this dataset. Each Hydrologic Unit polygon has been coded to indicate for which species of salmonid (Chinook salmon, coho salmon and/or Puget Sound pink salmon) it represents EFH.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Not Applicable

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://archive.fisheries.noaa.gov/wcr/maps_data/essential_fish_habitat.html
Distribution Liability:

These data are intended to assist in mapping and GIS efforts for fishery management efforts for the Pacific Coast Salmon. They can be used to depict the general areas of salmon EFH. Data were combined from the best available sources with some adjustments made to ensure a logical combination. Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, however they DO NOT constitute a legal description of Essential Fish Habitat. No liability is assumed for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained.

Data Set Credit: Charleen Gavette, Barb Seekins

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 857266
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gavette, Charleen A
Address: 777 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Email Address: charleen.gavette@noaa.gov
Phone: 707-575-6017
Fax: 707-578-3435

Distributor

CC ID: 857267
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): West Coast Regional Office (WCRO)
Address: 501 West Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802-4213
URL: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 857268
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gavette, Charleen A
Address: 777 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Email Address: charleen.gavette@noaa.gov
Phone: 707-575-6017
Fax: 707-578-3435

Originator

CC ID: 857264
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gavette, Charleen A
Address: 777 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Email Address: charleen.gavette@noaa.gov
Phone: 707-575-6017
Fax: 707-578-3435
Contact Instructions:

Data was compiled by NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region. Barb Seekins and Charleen Gavette developed the geospatial data with guidance by Dr. John Stadler, Kerry Griffin, and Eric Chavez as well as multiple NOAA Fisheries staff.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 857265
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gavette, Charleen A
Address: 777 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Email Address: charleen.gavette@noaa.gov
Phone: 707-575-6017
Fax: 707-578-3435

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Selected freshwater and estuarine areas in California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 857280
W° Bound: -124.77148
E° Bound: -112.998471
N° Bound: 49.002481
S° Bound: 36.762317

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 857278
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2015

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

No warranty, expressed or implied is made and no liability is assumed by NOAA Fisheries as to the positional or attribute accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Government in the use of these files.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 857270
Start Date: 2015
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://archive.fisheries.noaa.gov/wcr/maps_data/essential_fish_habitat.html
Distributor: West Coast Regional Office (WCRO) (2015 - Present)
File Name: Essential Fish Habitat GIS data
Description:

This page contains links to pdf maps of:

EFH Map - West Coast Salmon

https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/habitat/essential_fish_habitat/west_coast_salmon_efh_2014__1_.pdf

EFH Map - West Coast Chinook Salmon

https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/habitat/essential_fish_habitat/chinook_salmon_efh_2014__1_.pdf

EFH Map - West Coast Coho Salmon

https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/habitat/essential_fish_habitat/coho_salmon_efh_2014__1_.pdf

EFH Map - Puget Sound Pink Salmon

https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/habitat/essential_fish_habitat/pink_salmon_efh_2014__1_.pdf

File Type (Deprecated): PDF
Distribution Format: PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format
Compression: Uncompressed

Distribution 2

CC ID: 857269
Start Date: 2015
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://archive.fisheries.noaa.gov/wcr/maps_data/essential_fish_habitat.html
Distributor: West Coast Regional Office (WCRO) (2015 - Present)
File Name: noaa_wcr_salmonid_efh_2014.zip
Description:

Online Link for shapefile, pdf map, Google Earth KML

File Type (Deprecated): zipped shapefiles: .zip containing .shp .dbf .shx. .avl
Distribution Format: Shapefile
File Size: 20.8 mb
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 857271
URL: https://archive.fisheries.noaa.gov/wcr/maps_data/essential_fish_habitat.html
Name: Landing Page WCRO Essential Fish Habitat Maps & Data
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Online Linkage for shapefile, pdf map, Google Earth KML

Technical Environment

Description:

The data set was created with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop software

Data Quality

Precision:

Data created at a scale of 1:100,000

Data Management

Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

The polygons depicted in this data set were obtained from the United States Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, National Hydrography, Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 8 (also known as 4th Field HUC). Areas above identified impassable barriers were removed from the HUC.

Child Items

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 56737
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:56737
Metadata Record Created By: Charleen A Gavette
Metadata Record Created: 2019-06-24 12:21+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-10-17 16:12+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-06-24
Owner Org: WCRO
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-06-24
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-06-24