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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: GL_St_Marys_River_2021 ESI HERP Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/64894.

Item Identification

Title: GL_St_Marys_River_2021 ESI HERP Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2021-07
Abstract:

This feature class resides within the BIOLOGY Feature Data Set of the Great Lakes St. Marys River - 2021 ESI Geodatabase. Vector polygons represent sensitive biological resource data for herpetofauna in the St. Marys River.

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. This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for vulnerable herpetofauna in the St. Marys River.

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 > AMPHIBIANS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES
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 Environmental Sensitivity Index
None ESI
None HERP
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, HERP) 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: 1072333
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: 1072335
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: 1072336
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: 1072334
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 Great Lakes St. Marys River - 2021 ESI area of interest. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1072351
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 study region.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1072350
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2021
Description:

The time period that represents this data layer (HERP) 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: 1072344
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 2
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: No
Point Object Present?: No
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1072345

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: 1072337
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: 1072338
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: 1072339
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: 1072340
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 digital data on vulnerable herp species distribution. These data do not necessarily represent all herpetofauna occurrences in St. Marys River. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 273, Pickerel frog, Lithobates palustris; 274, Smooth greensnake, Opheodrys vernalis.

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

MNFI_SGS_PF

CC ID: 1072406
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MICHIGAN NATURAL FEATURES INVENTORY
Publish Date: 2021-01-01
Source Contribution:

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE; HERP INFO

SPECIES PROFILES

CC ID: 1072347
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MICHIGAN NATURAL FEATURES INVENTORY
Publish Date: 2021-01-01
Citation URL: https://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/species/description/
Citation URL Name: MNFI SPECIES PROFILES
Citation URL Description:

MNFI SPECIES PROFILES

Source Contribution:

ONLINE; HERP INFO

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1072348
Description:

The main source of data used to depict herpetofaunal distribution for this data layer was Element Occurrence data provided by MNFI.

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the HERP 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 1:40,000 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 HABITATS data layer 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 HERP
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 64894
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:64894
Metadata Record Created By: Katy R Beckham
Metadata Record Created: 2021-07-15 13:21+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Adam Rotert
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-12-02 16:32+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-11-18
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year