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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: GL_St_Marys_River_2021 ESI BIRDS Polygons, Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/57829.

Item Identification

Title: GL_St_Marys_River_2021 ESI BIRDS Polygons, Points
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2021-07
Abstract:

These feature classes reside within the BIOLOGY Feature Data Set of the Great Lakes St. Marys River - 2021 ESI Geodatabase. It contains vector polygons and points representing BIRD data for the Great Lakes St. Marys River System.

The study area includes the St. Marys River at the southern portion of Lake Superior beginning just east of Monocle Lake and south of Iroquois Island ending to the headwaters of Lake Huron. These data sets contain sensitive biological resource data for wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, diving birds, passerine birds, and gulls and terns in the St. Marys River. Vector polygons and points in this data set represent bird nesting, migratory staging, and wintering sites.

Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in associated data tables (described in Entity Attribute Overview below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set is a portion of the ESI data for the Great Lakes St. Marys River System.

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:

[THIS FIELD IS FOR INTERNAL NOTES AS NEEDED. IT WILL NOT BE VIEWABLE IN THE PUBLIC METADATA RECORD.]

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 > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
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 BIRDS
None Coastal Resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None Environmental Sensitivity Index
None ESI
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 > GREAT LAKES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN
UNCONTROLLED
None St. Marys 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:

The attribute tables associated with the ESI biology data are BIOCOMB and SOURCES. The geographic data layers containing biological resource information (in this case, BIRDS and BIRDSPT) are linked to BIOCOMB using the RARNUM field. There is a many-to-many relationship from the data layer to the BIOCOMB, as an RARNUM may be repeated in several geographic features, and the BIOCOMB may have multiple records with the same RARNUM representing a variety of species, or a single species with differing attributes.

The items in the BIOCOMB are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, RARNUM, MAPRAR, SEASON_ID, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, STATE, S_DATE, F_DATE, CONC, MAPPING_QUALIFIER, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC, NESTING, MIGRATING, MOLTING, HATCHING, SPAWNING, EGGS, LARVAE, JUVENILES, ADULTS, MATING, CALVING, PUPPING, AND INTERNESTING. The G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE fields provide links to the SOURCES table, where object level source information is available. The link to this table is 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 BIOCOMB to ease data queries and general usability of the final product.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Guidelines, Version 4.0 (Petersen, J., et al. 2019)

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: 880706
Date Effective From: 2021
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: 880708
Date Effective From: 2021
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: 880709
Date Effective From: 2021
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: 880707
Date Effective From: 2021
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 Description:

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the St. Marys River System area of interest for the Great Lakes St. Marys River - 2021 ESI study region. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 882780
W° Bound: -84.75
E° Bound: -83.875
N° Bound: 46.625
S° Bound: 46
Description

Bounding box for the Great Lakes St. Marys River - 2021 ESI area of interest.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 882781
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007
End: 2021
Description:

The time period that represents these data layers (BIRD Polygons, Points) in the Great Lakes St. Marys River - 2021 ESI atlas.

Spatial Information

Spatial Resolution

Level of Detail Description:

[NOTE: IN "VECTOR REPRESENTATION" SECTION BELOW, TOPOLOGY LEVEL IS CONSIDERED "Geometry Only", POLYGONS ARE CONSIDERED AS "Complex Objects", LINES ARE CONSIDERED AS "Curve Objects", AND POINTS ARE CONSIDERED AS "Point Objects". ONLY THE OBJECT TYPES IN THE FEATURE DATA SET SHOULD BE DOCUMENTED. THE COUNTS OF EACH TYPE OF OBJECT IN THE FEATURE DATA SET SHOULD BE RECORDED (1 TO N), AFTER PROCESSING BY NOAA INTO THE FINAL ESI GEODATABASE.]

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: No
Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes
TIN: No
Stereo Model: No
Video: No

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 880718
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 34
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: No
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 49
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 880719

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.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 880710
Start Date: 2021-07
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2021 - Present)
File Name: GL_ST_MARYS_RIVER_GEOG_NAD83.GDB
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2021-07-01 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 16 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 880711
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.

URL 2

CC ID: 880712
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 3

CC ID: 880713
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 an ESI geodatabase.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.7.1(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2019). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 10.

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, check the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of expert knowledge, available hardcopy documents, survey data, maps, and digital data on bird nesting, wintering, migratory staging and other spatial/temporal concentration areas. These data do not necessarily represent all bird occurrences in St. Marys River.

The following species are included in these data sets: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 1, Common loon, Gavia immer; 4, Red-necked grebe, Podiceps grisegena; 5, Horned grebe, Podiceps auritus; 8, Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; 16, Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos; 17, Northern pintail, Anas acuta; 18, Green-winged teal, Anas crecca; 20, Northern shoveler, Anas clypeata; 21, Canvasback, Aythya valisineria; 22, Greater scaup, Aythya marila; 23, Lesser scaup, Aythya affinis; 24, Common goldeneye, Bucephala clangula; 26, Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola; 27, Long-tailed duck, Clangula hyemalis; 29, White-winged scoter, Melanitta fusca; 30, Surf scoter, Melanitta perspicillata; 32, Common merganser, Mergus merganser; 33, Red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator; 34, American coot, Fulica americana; 45, Common tern, Sterna hirundo; 55, Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus; 56, Spotted sandpiper, Actitis macularia; 58, Greater yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca; 59, Lesser yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes; 61, Pectoral sandpiper, Calidris melanotos; 62, Least sandpiper, Calidris minutilla; 63, Dunlin, Calidris alpina; 64, Short-billed dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus; 67, Sanderling, Calidris alba; 69, Semipalmated plover, Charadrius semipalmatus; 71, Black-bellied plover, Pluvialis squatarola; 76, Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus; 77, Osprey, Pandion haliaetus; 107, Peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus; 124, Redhead, Aythya americana; 136, Caspian tern, Hydroprogne caspia; 156, Semipalmated sandpiper, Calidris pusilla; 162, Gadwall, Anas strepera; 164, American golden-plover, Pluvialis dominica; 169, American wigeon, Anas americana; 172, Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis; 173, American white pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos; 178, Least bittern, Ixobrychus exilis; 179, Pied-billed grebe, Podilymbus podiceps; 180, Ring-necked duck, Aythya collaris; 185, American bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus; 186, American black duck, Anas rubripes; 187, Virginia rail, Rallus limicola; 188, Sora, Porzana carolina; 189, Yellow rail, Coturnicops noveboracensis; 190, Blue-winged teal, Anas discors; 191, Wood duck, Aix sponsa; 193, Black tern, Chlidonias niger; 197, Black scoter, Melanitta americana; 198, Hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus; 224, Sedge wren, Cistothorus platensis; 225, Marsh wren, Cistothorus palustris; 229, Swamp sparrow, Melospiza georgiana; 237, Baird's sandpiper, Calidris bairdii; 238, White-rumped sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis; 272, Teals, Anas spp.; 284, Buff-breasted sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis; 286, Dowitchers, Limnodromus spp.; 293, Yellowlegs, Tringa spp.; 299, Scaup, Aythya spp.; 302, Scoters, Melanitta spp.; 849, Wilson's snipe, Gallinago delicata; 906, Common gallinule, Gallinula galeata; 940, Le Conte's sparrow, Ammodramus leconteii; 1026, Grebes, n/a; 1027, Swans, Cygnus spp; 38, Herring gull, Larus argentatus; 40, Ring-billed gull, Larus delawarensis; 54, Great blue heron, Ardea herodias; 90, Black-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax.

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 complete 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

Biotics_poly_2020_SMR

CC ID: 1072106
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MICHIGAN NATURAL FEATURES INVENTORY
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2020
Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; BIRDS & BIRDSPT INFO

COMMON LOON - ST MARY'S

CC ID: 1072104
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: DAMON MCCORMICK (COMMON COAST)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2021
Source Contribution:

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE; BIRDS INFO

EBIRD

CC ID: 1072105
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: EBIRD
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2021
Citation URL: https://www.ebird.org
Citation URL Name: EBIRD WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

EBIRD WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

SPREADSHEET; BIRDS & BIRDSPT INFO

MNFI STRAITS SURVEY DATA, EUP_DABBLERS, EUP_DIVERS, EUP_GEESE_SWANS, EUP_SEA_DUCKS, EUP_WATERBIRDS, EUP_WATERFOWL

CC ID: 1072107
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MICHIGAN NATURAL FEATURES INVENTORY
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; BIRDS & BIRDSPT INFO

MNFI_SMR_marsh_bird_data

CC ID: 1072108
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MICHIGAN NATURAL FEATURES INVENTORY
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2018
Source Contribution:

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE; BIRDS INFO

SPECIES PROFILES

CC ID: 1072109
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MICHIGAN NATURAL FEATURES INVENTORY
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2021
Citation URL: https://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/species/description/
Citation URL Name: MNFI SPECIES PROFILES
Citation URL Description:

MNFI SPECIES PROFILES

Source Contribution:

ONLINE; BIRDS INFO

SurveyData2012pp_Final

CC ID: 1072111
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; BIRDSPT INFO

THE FOURTH DECADAL U.S. GREAT LAKES COLONIAL WATERBIRD SURVEY (2007-2010): RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT. FINAL REPORT.

CC ID: 1072110
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: CUTHBERT, FJ AND L. WIRES
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

REPORT; BIRDSPT INFO

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1072112
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 University of Minnesota, USFWS, Common Coast, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, 2) vector digital data sets from USFWS and MNFI, and 3) published and unpublished reports, maps, and survey data.

Process Date/Time: 2021-07-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1072113
Description:

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 1:40,000 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. A second set of interviews with participating resource experts are conducted to review the compiled data. If necessary, edits to the BIRDS & BIRDSPT data layers are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2021-07-01 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 BIOCOMB
Entity BIRDS
Entity BIRDSPT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57829
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:57829
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2019-10-02 16:18+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Adam Rotert
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-12-02 16:27+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-11-18
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year