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Deer Wintering Areas

SDE Feature Class

Tags
animals, ecology, environment, environmental impacts, forest, forestry, habitat, land cover, landscape, resource management, significant wildlife habitat, terrestrial habitat, zoology


Summary

This data set was developed in accordance with Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act, which designates the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) as the authority for determining Significant Wildlife Habitats. The polygons mapped in this GIS data set delineate the location of each DWA as accurately as possible given available information at the time they were created; however, consultation with an MDIFW Regional Biologist is strongly advised for a final determination of the boundaries and current habitat quality of any specific area. For any Significant Wildlife Habitat, a field determination by the MDIFW Regional Biologist takes precedence over the mapped polygon.

Description

Deer Wintering Areas (DWAs) are forested areas used by deer when (a) snow gets more than 12 inches deep in the open and in hardwood stands, (b) the depth that deer sink into the snow exceeds 8 inches in the open and in hardwood stands, and (c) when mean daily temperature is below 32 degrees Farenheit. This data set includes DWAs in organized townships that qualify as Significant Wildlife Habitat under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act as mapped by MDIFW Regional Biologists.

Credits

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Use limitations

These data are not intended to be the final determination of Significant Wildlife Habitat boundaries; please consult with an MDIFW Regional Biologist when a final determination is needed.

Extent

West  -71.125468    East  -67.103029
North  47.190584    South  43.066643

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  environment


*Content type  Downloadable Data


Theme keywords  animals, ecology, environment, environmental impacts, forest, forestry, habitat, land cover, landscape, resource management, significant wildlife habitat, terrestrial habitat, zoology

Thesaurus
Title Maine GIS Thesaurus




Citation 

*Title GISVIEW.MEIFW.DWA


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact's role  originator


Resource Details 

Dataset languages  English (UNITED STATES)


Status  completed
Spatial representation type* vector


Supplemental information
Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act (MRSA 38.3.1 Article 5-A, Section 480-B.10) defines 'Significant Wildlife Habitat,' which includes 'high and moderate value deer wintering areas and travel corridors as defined by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.' Please see the referenced statute for further information.
*Processing environment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


Credits
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
ArcGIS item properties
*Name GISVIEW.MEIFW.DWA
*Location Server=sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us; Service=sde:sqlserver:sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us,1633; Database=GISVIEW; User=MEIFW; Version=dbo.DEFAULT
*Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents 

Extent
Description
publication date
Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -71.125468
*East longitude -67.103029
*North latitude 47.190584
*South latitude 43.066643
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 338928.706300
*East longitude 643745.148200
*South latitude 4770114.619200
*North latitude 5226343.355000
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Individual's name Dr. Donald Katnik
Organization's name Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact's position MDIFW Habitat Group Leader
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-941-4455
Fax 207-941-4450

Address
Type both
Delivery point 650 State Street
City Bangor
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04401
Country US
e-mail addressdonald.katnik@maine.gov

Hours of service Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Resource Constraints 

Legal constraints
Other constraints
This data is public information provided by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife through the Maine Office of GIS (MEGIS). The MEGIS Data Catalog and MDIFW's website are the only sources of this data that MDIFW ensures is current; copies of this data obtained from any other sources may be out of date (note - the Beginning with Habitat webservice access MDIFW's data from the MEGIS Data Catalog and therefore is current as well, but hard-copy maps may not be). This data may not be sold and should not be redistributed.
Constraints
Limitations of use
These data are not intended to be the final determination of Significant Wildlife Habitat boundaries; please consult with an MDIFW Regional Biologist when a final determination is needed.

Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Projected
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Projection NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N
*Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 26919
X origin -5120900
Y origin -9998100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 26919
Well-known text PROJCS["NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",500000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-69.0],PARAMETER["Scale_Factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",26919]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 26919
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEIFW.DWA
*Object type  composite
*Object count 2172



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEIFW.DWA
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 2172
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Distribution 

Distributor
Contact information
Individual's name Donald Katnik
Organization's name (MDIFW) Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact's position MDIFW Habitat Group Leader
Contact's role  distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207 941-4455
Fax 207 941-4450

Address
Type both
Delivery point 650 State Street
City Bangor
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04401
Country US
e-mail addressdonald.katnik@maine.gov

Hours of service Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


Available format
Name ARCE


Ordering process
Date of availability

Transfer options
Online source
Description  Maine Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA), Significant Wildlife Habitats: Deer Wintering Areas



Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEIFW.DWA 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 2172
Definition source
none


Field OBJECTID
 
*Alias OBJECTID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
Internal feature number.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field Shape
 
*Alias Shape
*Data type Geometry
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Feature geometry.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values Coordinates defining the features.




Field IDENTIFIER
 
*Alias IDENTIFIER
*Data type String
*Width 6
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Unique identifier of habitat polygon
Description source
MDIFW


Field SHAPE.AREA
 
*Alias SHAPE.area
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field SHAPE.LEN
 
*Alias SHAPE.len
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0






Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview A deer wintering area is defined as a forested area used by deer when snow depth in the open/hardwoods exceeds 12 inches, deer sinking depth in the open/hardwoods exceeds 8 inches and mean daily temperatures are below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Non-forested wetlands, non-stocked clearcuts, hardwood types, and stands predominated by Eastern Larch are included within the DWA only if less than 10 acres in size. Agricultural and development areas within DWAs are excluded regardless of size. Evaluation (rating procedure): Deer wintering areas are evaluated based on three criteria: 1) quality of softwood shelter, 2) intensity of deer use, and 3) size. Information on the quality of softwood shelter and intensity of deer use are based on ground survey plots within the final boundary of the DWA being evaluated. The acreage of the DWA is determined after the final outline of the DWA has been drawn. The final rating of the DWA is determined by summing the scores for the three criteria and assigning a rating as follows: high (score of 10-12), moderate (score of 7-9.9) or low (score of 0-6.9). A regional biologist may recommend a rating change with justification and approval by the management section supervisor. No delisting criteria for regulated NRPA DWAs have been developed. Currently all DWAs are rated as indeterminate.




Metadata Details 

Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata  dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2013-11-21


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2011-06-09 10:12:22
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2013-11-21 12:54:51


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2013-11-21 12:54:51


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Donald Katnik
Organization's name (MDIFW) Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact's position MDIFW Habitat Group Leader
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207 941-4455
Fax 207 941-4450

Address
Type both
Delivery point 650 State Street
City Bangor
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04401
Country US
e-mail addressdonald.katnik@maine.gov

Hours of service Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  unknown


Other maintenance requirements Last metadata review date: 20100412


Thumbnail and Enclosures 

Thumbnail

Enclosure
Enclosure type  File
Description of enclosure original metadata
Original metadata document, which was translated yes
Source metadata format fgdc

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Identification 

Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Publication DateJune 2009
Title
MEIFW.DWA
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Online LinkageServer=sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us; Service=sde:sqlserver:sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us,1633; Database=GISVIEW; User=MEIFW; Version=dbo.DEFAULT

Description
Abstract
                            Deer Wintering Areas (DWAs) are forested areas used by deer when (a) snow gets more than 12 inches deep in the open and in hardwood stands, (b) the depth that deer sink into the snow exceeds 8 inches in the open and in hardwood stands, and (c) when mean daily temperature is below 32 degrees Farenheit.  This data set includes DWAs in organized townships that qualify as Significant Wildlife Habitat under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act as mapped by MDIFW Regional Biologists.
                          
Purpose
                            This data set was developed in accordance with Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act, which designates the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) as the authority for determining Significant Wildlife Habitats.  The polygons mapped in this GIS data set delineate the location of each DWA as accurately as possible given available information at the time they were created; however, consultation with an MDIFW Regional Biologist is strongly advised for a final determination of the boundaries and current habitat quality of any specific area.  For any Significant Wildlife Habitat, a field determination by the MDIFW Regional Biologist takes precedence over the mapped polygon.
                          
Supplemental Information
                            Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act (MRSA 38.3.1 Article 5-A, Section 480-B.10) defines 'Significant Wildlife Habitat,' which includes 'high and moderate value deer wintering areas and travel corridors as defined by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.' Please see the referenced statute for further information.
                          
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar DateJune 2009
Time of Dayunknown
Currentness Reference
                            publication date
                          
Status
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyAs needed

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-71.125468
East Bounding Coordinate-67.103029
North Bounding Coordinate47.190584
South Bounding Coordinate43.066643

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusMaine GIS Thesaurus
Theme Keywordanimals, ecology, environment, environmental impacts, forest, forestry, habitat, land cover, landscape, resource management, significant wildlife habitat, terrestrial habitat, zoology,

Access Constraints
                        This data is public information provided by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife through the Maine Office of GIS (MEGIS).  The MEGIS Data Catalog and MDIFW's website are the only sources of this data that MDIFW ensures is current; copies of this data obtained from any other sources may be out of date (note - the Beginning with Habitat webservice access MDIFW's data from the MEGIS Data Catalog and therefore is current as well, but hard-copy maps may not be).  This data may not be sold and should not be redistributed.
                      
Use Constraints
                        These data are not intended to be the final determination of Significant Wildlife Habitat boundaries; please consult with an MDIFW Regional Biologist when a final determination is needed.
                      
Point of Contact
Contact Information
Contact Person Primary
Contact PersonDr. Donald Katnik
Contact OrganizationMaine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact PositionMDIFW Habitat Group Leader
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address650 State Street
CityBangor
State or ProvinceMaine
Postal Code04401
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-941-4455
Contact Facsimile Telephone207-941-4450
Contact Electronic Mail Addressdonald.katnik@maine.gov
Hours of ServiceMonday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Data Set Credit
                        Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
                      
Native Data Set Environment
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data Quality 

Lineage
Process Step
Process Description
                                Metadata imported.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
C:\DOCUME~1\DONALD~1.KAT\LOCALS~1\Temp\xmlFB.tmp
Process Date2010-04-12
Process Time13:00:07


Process Step
Process Description
                                Dataset copied.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
Server=gisdatabase; Service=esri_vector; User=meifw; Version=SDE.DEFAULT
Process Date2011-06-09
Process Time10:12:22


Spatial Reference 

Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
Planar
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar Coordinate Encoding Methodcoordinate pair
Coordinate Representation
Abscissa Resolution0.000100
Ordinate Resolution0.000100
Planar Distance Unitsmeters

Geodetic Model
Horizontal Datum NameNorth American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid NameGeodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio298.257222

Vertical Coordinate System Definition
Altitude System Definition
Altitude Resolution1.000000
Altitude Encoding MethodExplicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelGISVIEW.MEIFW.DWA
Entity Type Definition Sourcenone

Attribute
Attribute LabelOBJECTID
Attribute Definition
Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute
Attribute LabelIDENTIFIER
Attribute Definition
Unique identifier of habitat polygon
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.AREA

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.LEN

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
                            A deer wintering area is defined as a forested area used by deer when snow depth in the open/hardwoods exceeds 12 inches, deer sinking depth in the open/hardwoods exceeds 8 inches and mean daily temperatures are below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Non-forested wetlands, non-stocked clearcuts, hardwood types, and stands predominated by Eastern Larch  are included within the DWA only if less than 10 acres in size.  Agricultural and development areas within DWAs are excluded regardless of size.  Evaluation (rating procedure): Deer wintering areas are evaluated based on three criteria: 1) quality of softwood shelter, 2) intensity of deer use, and 3) size.  Information on the quality of softwood shelter and intensity of deer use are based on ground survey plots within the final boundary of the DWA being evaluated.  The acreage of the DWA is determined after the final outline of the DWA has been drawn.  The final rating of the DWA is determined by summing the scores for the three criteria and assigning a rating as follows: high (score of 10-12), moderate (score of 7-9.9) or low (score of 0-6.9).  A regional biologist may recommend a rating change with justification and approval by the management section supervisor.  No delisting criteria for regulated NRPA DWAs have been developed.  Currently all DWAs are rated as indeterminate.
                          

Distribution Information 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MDIFW) Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact PersonDonald Katnik
Contact PositionMDIFW Habitat Group Leader
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address650 State Street
CityBangor
State or ProvinceMaine
Postal Code04401
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 941-4455
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 941-4450
Contact Electronic Mail Addressdonald.katnik@maine.gov
Hours of ServiceMonday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Resource DescriptionMaine Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA), Significant Wildlife Habitats: Deer Wintering Areas
Standard Order Process
Digital Form
Digital Transfer Information
Format NameARCE
Transfer Size5.894

Available Time Period
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar DateJune 2009
Time of Dayunknown


Metadata Reference 

Metadata Date2011-06-09
Metadata Review Date2010-04-12
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MDIFW) Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact PersonDonald Katnik
Contact PositionMDIFW Habitat Group Leader
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address650 State Street
CityBangor
State or ProvinceMaine
Postal Code04401
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 941-4455
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 941-4450
Contact Electronic Mail Addressdonald.katnik@maine.gov
Hours of ServiceMonday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Metadata Standard NameFGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard VersionFGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Conventionlocal time


Metadata Extensions
Online Linkagehttp://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile NameESRI Metadata Profile