Significant Vernal Pools

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Publication Date: 20180402
Title: Significant Vernal Pools
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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 includes all Significant Vernal Pools currently mapped.   This dataset depicts 250-foot habitat zones surrounding the perimeters of Significant Vernal Pools (SVPs) or Potentially Significant Vernal Pools (PSVPs). SVPs and PSVPs were mapped and surveyed in the field by Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists, and appropriately trained consultants.
Purpose: This dataset represents Significant Vernal Pools (SVP), 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
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
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Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -71.10999999999879
East Bounding Coordinate: -66.84933647394081
North Bounding Coordinate: 47.48810337988797
South Bounding Coordinate: 43.022196823162766
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: Natural Resource Protection Act
Theme Keyword: NRPA
Theme Keyword: Significant Wildlife Habitat
Theme Keyword: SWH
Theme Keyword: geolibrary
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes. Providing public access to wildlife habitat data is not intended as a substitute for consultation with MDIFW staff regarding permit applications or environmental reviews.  Distribution of this data to other users by anyone other than Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), Maine Department of Environmental Protection, or Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems is NOT authorized. Use of this data for identifying Significant Vernal Pools under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act is the only use that is endorsed by MDIFW; other uses may or may not be valid.
Data Set Credit: Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
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Metadata Date: 20180402
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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
Contact Electronic Mail Address:
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