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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Protected Areas, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/66176.

Item Identification

Title: Protected Areas
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-07-30
Abstract:

These data represent the geographic boundaries of marine and terrestrial protected areas in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Marine features are shown for U.S. state and federal waters as well as those located within 20 miles of coastal submerged lands including hydrologically related rivers and bays.

Purpose:

To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Supplemental Information:

Bureau Code: 006:48, Program Code: 006:055

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadstre
None coastal
None planning
None renewable energy

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNCONTROLLED
None American Samoa, AS
None Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, MP
None District of Columbia, DC
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Guam, GU
None Outer Continental Shelf
None Puerto Rico, PR
None Territorial Sea
None United States of America
None United States Virgin Islands, VI

Physical Location

City: North Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

siteID, squareKilometer, siteName, governmentLevel, location, statusNS, protectionLevel, managementPlan, managementAgency, fishingRestriction, primaryConservationFocus, protectionFocus, permanence, constancy, yearEstablished, URL, vesselRestriction, anchorRestriction

Distribution Liability:

https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: U.S. Geological Survey, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1116289
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1116313
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 70.170473
S° Bound: -15.38615

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1116312
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-07-30
Description:

ground condition

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1116290
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/downloads/data/mc/ProtectedArea.zip
Distributor:

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1121371
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports/
Distributor:
Description:

Ocean Reports

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows, ArcGIS Pro, Azure SQL

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Untested

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:

Untested

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent

Lineage

Sources

(multiple, see details in other citation field)

CC ID: 1116297
Contact Name: USDA Forest Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-25
Citation URL: https://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/edw/edw_resources/shp/S_USA.FSCommonNames.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This layer was used to delineate the geospatial boundaries of lands and waters administered by the USDA Forest Service (USFS) classified as National Forests, National Monuments, and National Wilderness Areas.

Administrative Boundaries of National Park System Units 7/02/2018 - National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) NPS National Parks Dataset

CC ID: 1116305
Contact Name: National Park Service (NPS)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-07-02
Citation URL: http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrdata
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This layer was used to delineate the geospatial boundary set for lands and waters administered by the National Park Service (NPS) classified as National Parks, National Monuments, and National Seashores.

BLM National NLCS National Monuments, National Conservation Areas and Similar Designations Polygons

CC ID: 1116299
Contact Name: U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-07
Citation URL: https://gis.blm.gov/EGISDownload/LayerPackages/BLM_National_NLCS_NatlMonuments_NatlConservationAreas_poly.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This polygon feature class was used to delineate the spatial extent and boundaries of the BLM National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) National Monuments.

BLM National NLCS Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas

CC ID: 1116298
Contact Name: U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-07
Citation URL: https://landscape.blm.gov/geoportal/rest/document?id=%7BFA74D22F-A367-47EF-B01D-1AD155318E34%7D
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This polygon feature class was used to delineate the spatial extent and boundaries of the BLM National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) Wilderness Areas.

Federal and State Waters

CC ID: 1116296
Contact Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-01
Source Contribution:

Delineates U.S. federal sovereign waters including the 12 nautical mile territorial sea, 24 nautical mile contiguous zone, and 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as states jurisdiction under the Submerged Lands Act. This feature class was used to extract features.

FWSInterest_Simplified

CC ID: 1116300
Contact Name: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-11-30
Citation URL: https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/DownloadFile/138896
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This layer provided simplified external boundaries for lands and waters administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), including those classified as National Wildlife Refuges or National Monuments.

MPAI_2017

CC ID: 1116302
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office Of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPAC)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-01
Citation URL: https://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/media/data/MPAI2017gdb.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

The MPA Inventory catalog provided geospatial boundary information and attribution for features managed in the the National Marine Protected Areas System under U.S. federal, state, territorial, local, and tribal jurisdiction.

National Marine Sanctuary GIS Data

CC ID: 1116301
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Citation URL: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/library/imast_gis.html
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Extracted vector files were used to delineate NMS boundaries.

Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US)

CC ID: 1116304
Contact Name: USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-05-05
Citation URL: https://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/padus/data/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This dataset provided state park boundaries and some degree of contextual information about protected areas.

Reserve Boundary GIS Data

CC ID: 1116303
Contact Name: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) System-wide Monitoring Program Centralized Data Management Office
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004-01-01
Citation URL: http://www.nerrsdata.org/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This layer provided boundaries for most lands and waters classified as National Estuarine Research Reserves.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1116306
Description:

Extract National Estuarine Research Reserve, Marine National Monument, National Monument, National Park, National Marine Sanctuaries, National Seashore, National Wildlife Refuge, National Wilderness Area, polygons intersecting FederalAndStateWaters and located up to 20 miles inland of the coastline. Dissolve extracted polygons to multi-part features by site name and combine into a single feature class.

For each site, set the "URL" field to a website created by the managing agency, if available, or use the provided "no information" link ("http://marinecadastre.gov/noinfo/").

Extract PADUS1_4 features within FederalAndStateWaters state waters component or located up to 20 miles inland of the coastline that are classified as State Parks and append.

Repair all source feature geometry.

Extract MPAI_2017 features within FederalAndStateWaters state waters component or located up to 20 miles inland of the coastline. Remove any federal or fishing/boating restriction sites (sites designated as 'Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Area', 'Cape Cod Bay Year-Round Fish Pot Trawl Floating Ground Line Prohibition Area', 'Closure Area', 'Crab Sanctuary', 'Crab Spawning Sanctuary', 'Fishery Management Area', 'Fishery Research Area', 'Game Land', 'Harvest Prohibited Area', 'Harvest Prohibited or Restricted Area', 'Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area', 'Nursery Areas', 'Right Whale Critical Habitat and Adjacent Waters Restricted Gear Area', 'Shellfish Management Area', 'Shellfish Preserve', 'Special Area Management Plan', 'Special Closure', 'Trawl Nets Prohibited Areas','Manatee Protection Zones', 'Motorboats Prohibited Zone', or 'No Entry Zone') and append remaining state sites.

Process Date/Time: 2018-07-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Protected Areas

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 66176
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66176
Metadata Record Created By: Brianna Key
Metadata Record Created: 2021-12-22 04:57+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-12-22
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-12-22
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-12-22