Inland Waterfowl and Wading Bird Habitat


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Citation:
Citation Information:
Publication Date: 20180402
Title: Inland Waterfowl and Wading Bird Habitat
Online Linkage: https://gis.maine.gov:6443/arcgis/rest/services/ifw/Wildlife_Habitat_Data/MapServer/7
Description:
Abstract: This dataset was developed in accordance with Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA).  Under this Act, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is designated as the authority for determining Significant Wildlife Habitats (SWHs). This dataset represents Inland Waterfowl and Wading bird Habitat (IWWH).  Polygons with a high or moderate rating meet the Significant Wildlife Habitat definition and are protected under NRPA; low-rated polygons do not meet the definition and are not protected under NRPA.   COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF ORGANIZED TOWNS: Boundaries and ratings of all IWWHs in Maine's organized townships were updated in 2008. These updates were based on interpretation of high-resolution aerial imagery captured between 2001 and 2007.   FIELD ASSESSMENT OF LOW/MODERATE IWWHs: Questionable wetlands that scored near the low/moderate rating threshold are being field assessed to confirm or, if necessary, modify their ratings. These field assessments were conducted in MDIFW Region A (southern/western Maine) in 2014 and 2015; the updates were published in this layer on June 13, 2016. Assessments for MDIFW Region B (western/mid-coast Maine) were conducted in 2016 and 2017. Some of those updates (approximately 40 IWWHs) were published on Oct 2, 2017; the rest were published on Dec 14, 2017. Remapping for Region C began in 2018. This version (Mar 16, 2018) includes updating mapping for the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Blue Hill, Brewer, Bucksport, Clifton, Dedham, Eastbrook, Eddington, Ellsworth, Fletchers Landing, Great Pond, Holden, Mariaville, Orland, Orrington, Osborn, Otis, Penobscot, Surry, Verona Island, and Waltham.   COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF UNORGANIZED TOWNS: Boundaries and ratings of all IWWHs attributes in Maine's unorganized townships are being updated. This update began in 2016 and is ongoing. It is based on interpretation of high-resolution aerial imagery captured primarily between 2013 and 2016. These updates are published approximately every 3 months for the townships completed during that period (typically about 5). The last such update was published on 2017-12-14.
Purpose: This dataset represents Inland Waterfowl and Wading bird Habitat (IWWH), a Significant Wildlife Habitat defined under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA)
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Beginning Date: 20180402
Ending Date: 20180402
Currentness Reference: published date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -71.16
East Bounding Coordinate: -66.9
North Bounding Coordinate: 47.46
South Bounding Coordinate: 43.06
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Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Maine
Theme Keyword: MaineIFW
Theme Keyword: MDIFW
Theme Keyword: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Theme Keyword: biota
Theme Keyword: environment
Theme Keyword: waterfowl
Theme Keyword: wading bird
Theme Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme Keyword: Natural Resource Protection Act
Theme Keyword: NRPA
Theme Keyword: IWWH
Theme Keyword: Significant Wildlife Habitat
Theme Keyword: SWH
Theme Keyword: geolibrary
Theme Keyword: inland waters
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: These data are provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for determining inland waterfowl / wading bird habitats protected under the Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA) and shoreland zoning. Only polygons with a high or moderate rating qualify under NRPA. Only polygons that qualify under NRPA and have a wetland size of at least 10 acres qualify under shoreland zoning. Users assume all responsibility for using this data as intended and all liability for using this data other than as intended. This data is not intended to be used at scales below 1:6,000. To ensure that this data is the most current version available, download this data directly from the Maine Office of GIS or from an official, state of Maine webservice that accesses this data directly from the MEGIS data catalog. In the use of Maine GIS data, please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the correct copy of both data and metadata from the Maine GIS Data Catalog. The Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) provides notice of updates and corrections directly to the Maine GIS Technical Group and Maine GIS Users, through the MEGISTECH and MEGISUSER list servers. To subscribe please contact MeGIS through the Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT) Customer Support Center (CSC) at (207) 624-7700. To request data correction in, or provide updates to Maine GIS data, please use the contact information contained in the metadata. Updates, corrections, and feedback, incorporated in the Maine GIS database are made in accordance with "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", 2002, and coordinated by MEGIS in consultation with the Maine GIS Executive Council.
Data Set Credit: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20180402
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact Person: Jason Czapiga
Contact Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical
Address: 650 State Street
City: Bangor
State or Province: Maine
Postal Code: 04401
Country: US
Contact Voice Telephone: 207-561-5620
Contact Electronic Mail Address: jason.czapiga@maine.gov
Hours: M-F 8-5
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time