Ecology Plots of the Blue Mountains

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Ecology and Range programs of the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests
Publication_Date: 22 Dec 2005
Title: Ecology Plots of the Blue Mountains
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: \\166.6.137.78\e$\lib\gis\bmprov\EcoPlot.gdb
Description:
Abstract:
Permanent vegetation monitoring plots established by the Ecology and Range programs of the US Forest Service (Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests). These monitoring plots have been established from the 1960s to the present and can be used to track changes in vegetation. The main data types collected at the plots include canopy cover for each plant species, cover by soil cover types (such as litter or gravel), environmental data (such as slope and aspect), and photography.
Purpose:
Help users of monitoring data to locate the monitoring plots. Users can obtain a list of plots in their area of interest and then contact the Ecology database manager for the actual data.
Supplemental_Information:
The data types available at each point vary and is indicated in the DATA_TYPES field, described below in the attribute table summary: -PLOT is the ecology program plot designator; if the plot was established as a range C&T plot and no ecology plot has ever been established there then the C&T name is given. -CT_CLUSTER if the plot is a range C&T plot its original name is given; many C&T plots have a co-located ecology plot (see PLOT for its number) -UTMZONE, (UTME, UTMN are the NAD83 UTM coordinates are given to help users located points in the field. - these fields temporarily dropped from the coverage until the next update) -UTM_SOURCE coordinates were obtained by digitizing from a topographic map (MAP_DIGITIZE) and by GPS reading (GPS_15M). Digitized points combine errors in locating the plot on the map with digitizing error, and in many cases are 100-300 m away from the true location. GPS points were taken by recreational GPS units after scrambling of GPS was turned off in the late 1990s. They are typically accurrate to within 10 or 20 m. -DATA_TYPES indicates what data types have been collected at the point. Each letter signifies a data type. C - cover/frequency ("Daubenmire" microplot transects, plant canopy cover by species); F - nested plot frequency transects (freqeuncy of plants species in small nested plots); K - Parker 3-step (range condition and trend); L - line-intercept (tree canopy cover); O - ocular macroplot (plant canopy cover by species); P - photography; S - soil description; T - tree mensuration.

HINT: to locate all the plots with a certain type of data in ArcMap, open the attribute table, choose "Options", "Select by Attributes" and then enter a select query for DATA_TYPES using wildcard characters. For example, to select all Parker 3-Step plots, the query would be "DATA_TYPES" LIKE '%K%' (careful, its case-sensitive; also, in ArcView write "DATA_TYPES" ="*K*").

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 23 May 2004
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.930188
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.341883
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.318624
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.558897
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
REQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.
Theme_Keyword: Ecology, range, monitoring, plots, vegetation
Access_Constraints: Read Only
Use_Constraints:
The Wallowa Whitman cannot assure the reliablity or suitability of this information for a particular purpose. Original Data was compiled from various sources. Spatial information may not meet National Accuracy Standards. This imformation may be updated without notification.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David Swanson
Contact_Organization: US Forest Service
Contact_Position: Ecologist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-523-1282 or 541-523-6391
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dkswanson@fs.fed.us
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.4.1420

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: C:\Danielle\pep.xml
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Coverage was created from a database table provided by Ecologist Dave Swanson. The XY tool was used in Arcmap to create a point shapefile. The shapefile was converted to a point coverage.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Reprojected to Region 6 Albers NAD83 projection
Process_Date: March 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Danielle Bernard
Contact_Organization: CSA4 GIS
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1550 Dewey Ave
City: Baker City
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97814
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541.523.1283
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541.523.1315
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dbernard@fs.fed.us
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The fields UTMN and UTME were dropped based on the advise of the Forest Ecologist - Dave Swanson. The fields were dropped because they represented points that were collected in Nad27 and therefore will not be placed correctly with the new Nad83 projection.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: C:\gis\bmprov\pep\metadata.xml
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The pep coverage was updated with 2007 plots, then converted to a File Geodatabase
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Danielle Bernard
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541 523 1283
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dbernard@fs.fed.us

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 6301
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 4

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 43.000000
Standard_Parallel: 48.000000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 34.000000
False_Easting: 600000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000100
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000100
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Ecoplot
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTM_ZONE
Attribute_Definition: UTM Zone
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTM_SOURCE
Attribute_Definition: UTM East coordinate
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
cover/frequency ("Daubenmire" microplot transects, plant canopy cover by species)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: F
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Nested plot frequency (freqeuncy of plants species in small nested plots)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: K
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Parker 3-step (range condition and trend)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: L
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: line-intercept (tree canopy cover)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: O
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: ocular macroplot (plant canopy cover by species)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: P
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: photography
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: soil description
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: T
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: tree mensuration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PLOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: C_T_CLUSTE
Attribute_Definition: The plot is a range C&T plot its original name is given
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATA_TYPES
Attribute_Definition: UTM North coordinate
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATA_TYPES
Attribute_Definition: Each character represents a data type
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTME83
Attribute_Definition: The ecology program plot designator;
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POLYGONID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SCALE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTMN83

Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: FGDB
Format_Version_Number: 9.2
Format_Specification: File Based Geo Database
Format_Information_Content: Points, Attributes, and XML Metadata
File_Decompression_Technique: Winzip
Transfer_Size: 4.048
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/data-library/gis/umatilla/data/EcoPlot.gdb.zip>
Access_Instructions: Web Brower
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: Apache Web Server
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 5/1/2008
Time_of_Day: 1358

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080716
Metadata_Review_Date: 4/18/2008
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: Unknown
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: US Forest Service
Contact_Person: David Swanson, Ecololgist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: 1550 Dewey Ave, PO Box 907
City: Baker City
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97814
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-523-1282, 541-523-6391
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Extensions:
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Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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