Significant Vernal Pools

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Publication Date: 20180404
Title: Significant Vernal Pools
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Abstract: A Significant Vernal Pool (SVP) is defined as a Significant Wildlife Habitat under Maine’s Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA). This act designates the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) as the authority responsible for mapping and rating these habitats. This GIS dataset includes all Significant Vernal Pools currently mapped.   This GIS dataset depicts the 250-foot critical terrestrial habitat areas surrounding the Significant Vernal Pool (SVP) or Potentially Significant Vernal Pool (PSVP) depression. These vernal pools were mapped and surveyed in the field by wetland consultants, Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists. Please refer to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection's website for more information on Significant Wildlife Habitat: Significant Vernal Pool Habitat
Purpose: Significant Vernal Pools (SVP) is a Significant Wildlife Habitat defined under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA).
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Beginning Date: 20180404
Ending Date: 20180404
Currentness Reference: Published date
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
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West Bounding Coordinate: -71.0
East Bounding Coordinate: -67.0
North Bounding Coordinate: 47.0
South Bounding Coordinate: 43.0
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: inlandWaters
Theme Keyword: vernal pool
Theme Keyword: wildlife
Theme Keyword: habitat
Theme Keyword: geolibrary
Access Constraints: Other Constraints
Use Constraints: This GIS dataset is provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for identifying Significant Wildlife Habitat areas protected under Maine’s Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA). It does not include areas that do not meet the NRPA definition and is not intended to be a comprehensive representation of any specific habitat. Users are responsible for using this GIS dataset as intended. Do not use this GIS dataset at scales below 1:6,000. To ensure that this GIS dataset is the most current version available, access it directly from the Maine Office of GIS (MEGIS) or from an MDIFW webservice. Providing public access to wildlife habitat data is not intended as a substitute for consultation with MDIFW staff regarding permit applications or environmental reviews. Identifying Significant Vernal Pools as Significant Wildlife Habitats (SWHs) pursuant to the Maine Natural Resources Protection Act (38 M.R.S., §480-B(10)) and SWH Rules (06-096 CMR Ch. 335, 09-137, CMR Ch. 10) is the only use that is endorsed by MDIFW; other uses may or may not be valid.
Data Set Credit: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
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Metadata Date: 20180404
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Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact Person: Jason Czapiga
Contact Position: GIS Coordinator
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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
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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