Landscape Conservative Cooperatives for New Mexico

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Identification Information

Title Landscape Conservative Cooperatives for New Mexico
Date 2014-01-28
Date Type Publication
Cited Responsible Party
Organization Name US FWS
Role identify
Presentation Form vector digital data
Abstract Landscape conservation cooperatives (LCCs) are conservation-science partnerships between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and other federal agencies, states, tribes, NGOs, universities and stakeholders within a geographically defined area. They inform resource management decisions to address national-scale stressors-including habitat fragmentation, genetic isolation, spread of invasive species, and water scarcity-all of which are accelerated by climate change.
Purpose LCCs provide scientific and technical support for conservation at "landscape" scales-the entire range of an identified priority species or groups of species. They support biological planning, conservation design, prioritizing and coordinating research, and designing species inventory and monitoring programs. LCCs also have a role in helping partners identify common goals and priorities to target the right science in the right places for efficient and effective conservation. By functioning as network of interdependent units rather than independent entities, LCC partnerships can accomplish a conservation mission no single agency or organization can accomplish alone.
Supplemental Information For further information go to http://www.fws.gov/science/shc/lcc.html Collectively, LCCs will comprise a seamless national network supporting landscapes capable of sustaining abundant, diverse and healthy populations of fish, wildlife and plants. They will provide a strong link between science and conservation delivery without duplicating existing partnerships or creating burdensome and unnecessary bureaucracy. Science-based recommendations and decision-support tools produced by LCCs will be readily transferable to field offices that implement on-the-ground actions. Rather than create a new conservation infrastructure from the ground up, LCCs build upon explicit biological management priorities and objectives, and science available from existing partnerships, such as fish habitat partnerships, migratory bird joint ventures and flyway councils, as well as species- and geographic-based partnerships. LCCs support adaptive resource management by evaluating implementation of conservation strategies, maintaining and sharing information and data, and improving products as new information becomes available. Shared data platforms serve multiple purposes, including the collaborative development of population/habitat models under alternative climate scenarios to inform spatially explicit decision support for all partners. Decision-support systems and products developed by LCCs not only help determine the most effective conservation actions to support shared priorities, but also provide tools to compare and contrast the implications of management alternatives. In the face of accelerated climate change and other 21st-century conservation challenges, LCCs will regularly evaluate the effectiveness of scientific information and conservation actions and support necessary adjustments as new information becomes available. This iterative process of information sharing will help scientists and resource managers deal with uncertainties on the landscape and provide tools to compare and contrast the implications of management alternatives. LCCs were created from Geographic Areas. See http://www.fws.gov/science/shc/index.html for further information. This layer was created through a union of the Bird Conservation Region (BCR) layer and the Freshwater Ecoregions layer (FEOW). The purpose of this union was to retrieve some of the linework and attributes from the FEOW layer. Some linework from the FEOW layer was used to split some BCRs in order to accommodate high priority aquatic areas. It was also decided to union in the "Mid Atlantic" Hydrographic Unit Code (HUC) Region (Level 2) into this dataset so we could use the actual topographic boundary between the Mid-Atlantic Region (including the James and Chesapeake) from the South-Atlantic Gulf Region (including the Chowan-Roanoake) to split the Atlantic coast area. This was used instead of the FEOW boundary in this area because it diverged from the topographic boundary. After the edits were made by the mapping sub-group, this layer had the multi-part to single-part tool run on it and all polygons that had a BCR = 0 were deleted. These polygons were either the sliver polygons that were created where the FEOW and the BCR coast lines differed or FEOW polygons from areas not in North America. This was done to clean up the dataset. It also allowed the Team to select and classify the many small island polygons along the coast that were accidentally dropped out during the quick group editing process. “Gulf Coast Prairie” was updated to extend further east, Sept. 16, 2009. Names for several geographic areas were changed. “Insular Pacific-Hawaii” became “Pacific Islands,”” Northern Great Plains” became “Plains and Prairie Potholes,”” Northern Rockies” became “Great Northern” to comply more closely with LCC names. Changed Oct 7, 2009. The Geographic Area "South Pacific" was changed to "California"; "Northern Interior Forest" was changed to "Northwestern Interior Forest" and "Northern Atlantic" was changed to "North Atlantic". The “Pacific Islands” area was enlarged to include the new area identified by the regional climate change group. All edits were vetted through the FWS National Climate Team. November 12, 2009. Changes in geographic area names have been approved by LCC Coordinators Teresa Woods (“Eastern Tallgrass Prairie” is now “Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers”), Bob Ford (“South Florida” is now “Peninsular Florida”), Kathy Granillo (“Southern Great Plains” is now “Great Plains”) and Laverne Smith (“Northern Alaska” is now “Arctic”) on December 7, 2009. "Gulf Coast Plain and Ozarks" Geographic Area/LCC name changed to "Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks" (authorized by R4 Bill Uihlein - Interim Coordinator), "Arctic Plains and Mountains" Geographic Area name/LCC changed to "Arctic" (authorized by Phillip Martin - R7 Interim Coordinator), Dec 23, 2009. Data correction - added “Great Lakes” area to “Upper Midwest and Great Lakes” geographic area (authorized by Dan Ash (Science Advisor), John Wenburg (Acting Deputy Science Advisor) and Teresa Woods (R3 Interim LCC Coordinator)), Jan 6, 2010. Changed “Arctic” LCC to include entire Arctic Geographic Area (authorized by LaVerne Smith (R7 Science Applications ARD), Phillip Martin (R7 Interim LCC Coordinator), and John Wenburg (Acting Deputy Science Advisor)). Removed “Upper Midwest and Great Lakes” LCC. Combined Geographic Areas and LCC dataset into one layer of information and removed references to those LCCs that have FWS operational plans to make the datasets more generic and to conform to the current maps on the FWS and DOI websites (authorized by Chris Lett, John Wenburg, and David Eisenhauer, April 15, 2010.) Caribbean LCC added December 18, 2011, compiled from United Stated Exclusive Economic Zone around Puerto Rico, approved by Doug Austen, National LCC Coordinator, on December 14, 2011. Data correction – “Northwestern Inland Forest” renamed “Northwest Boreal.”
Status Planned
Point of Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name US Fish and Wildlife Service
Position Name National GIS Coordinator
Role Point of contact
Voice 303-275-2348
Facsimile
Address
Delivery Point 755 Parfet St, Suite #250
City Lakewood
Administrative Area CO
Postal Code 80215
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address fwsgis@fws.gov
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Descriptive Keywords Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservation
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Inherent in any data set used to develop graphical representations, are limitations of accuracy as determined by, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data. While the USFWS makes every effort to represent the data as completely and accurately as possible (given existing time and resource constraints), the USFWS gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. In addition, the USFWS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained in. Graphical representations provided by the use of this data do not represent a legal description of any kind.
Language English
Topic Category boundaries
Extent
Geographic Bounding Box
West Bound -109.050183
East Bound -103.001973
North Bound 37.000299
South Bound 31.332177
Temporal Extent
DateTime 2012-01-05
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Distribution Information

Distributor
Individual Name
Organization Name Earth Data Analysis Center
Position Name Clearinghouse Manager
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Facsimile 505-277-3614
Address
Delivery Point MSC01 1110
Delivery Point 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
Transfer Options
Online Resource ZIP
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Spatial Reference Information

Spatial References
Spatial Reference D_WGS_1984
Online Reference EPSG:4326
Spatial Reference WGS_1984
Online Reference EPSG:4326
Indirect Spatial Reference New Mexico
Geometric Object Type GT-polygon composed of chains
Geometric Object Count 3
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Data Quality Information

Attribute Accuracy Report
Report Not available
Quantitative Attribute Accuracy Assessment
Attribute Accuracy Value
Attribute Accuracy Explanation
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
Report Not Available
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation
Logical Consistency Report Not Available
Completeness Report Not Available
Lineage
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime 2012
Source Currentness Reference Unknown
Source Citation Abbreviation USFWS
Source Contribution Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Process Step
Process Description Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) were downloaded from USFWS. These boundaries are clipped to New Mexico and projected to WGS 1984 projection to create a new dataset.
Process Date 2014-01-20
Process Time
Process Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name Earth Data Analysis Center
Position Name Clearinghouse Manager
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Facsimile 505-277-3614
Address
Delivery Point MSC01 1110
Delivery Point 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
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Metadata Reference Information

File Identifier c32e7830-4ee0-4624-8b9c-c386cad3cff4
Metadata Language English
Hierarchy Level Dataset
Date Stamp 2020-10-23
Metadata Standard Name ISO 19115:2003
Metadata Standard Version 1.0
Metadata Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name Earth Data Analysis Center
Position Name Clearinghouse Manager
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Facsimile 505-277-3614
Address
Delivery Point MSC01 1110
Delivery Point 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
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