Shorebird Areas

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Publication Date: 20180330
Title: Shorebird Areas
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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 data layer specifically addresses migratory shorebird coastal staging areas. Staging habitat is defined as areas that meet shorebird feeding and roosting requirements during migration   Extensive field surveys began in 1993 to identify, map, and document use of feeding and roosting areas for shorebirds. Polygon boundaries have been modified by the Maine DEP to align with the state 1:24,000 coastline. Polygons have been modified by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to include 100 ft. and 250 ft. disturbance protection zones around feeding and roosting sites, respectively, and to better align habitat boundaries with natural features based on high resolution, low tide imagery from Maine DMR. Areas of extensive development were clipped from the 250 ft. disturbance protection zones around roosting areas.
Purpose: Shorebird feeding and roosting areas that qualify as Significant Wildlife Habitat under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act as mapped by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
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Beginning Date: 20180330
Ending Date: 20180330
Currentness Reference: published date
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
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Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -70.73
East Bounding Coordinate: -66.96
North Bounding Coordinate: 45.08
South Bounding Coordinate: 43.08
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: Shorebird Areas
Theme Keyword: Significant Wildlife Habitat
Theme Keyword: SWH
Theme Keyword: Natural Resource Protection Act
Theme Keyword: NRPA
Theme Keyword: geolibrary
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: These data are public information provided by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife through the Maine Office of GIS (MEGIS). Distribution of these data to other users by anyone other than MDIFW, Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP), or Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) is NOT authorized.   These data are provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for preliminary assessment to identify Significant Wildlife Habitat under the Natural Resources Protection Act. 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. If this data is to be used for Natural Resources Protection Act purposes, the user must contact Maine Department of Environmental Protection to obtain an official map of the area in question. Digital maps retain the accuracy of their source materials. The best use of data mapped at scales of 1:500,000 and 1:250,000 is in statewide planning and studies; at 1:100,000 in regional planning and studies; at 1:62,500 and 1:24,000 in detailed studies and local planning; and at 1:12,000 and 1:5,000 or larger scales in parcel level studies and detailed local planning. 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.
Data Set Credit: Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
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Metadata Date: 20180330
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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