S_R03.Riparian_Vegetation

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Triepke, F.J., M.M. Wahlberg, D.C. Cress, and R. Benton. 2011. RMAP - Regional Riparian Mapping Project, final project report. USDA Forest Service technical report. Southwestern Region, Regional Office, Albuquerque, NM.
Publication_Date: 20120101
Title: S_R03.Riparian_Vegetation
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
This project leveraged remote sensing capabilities, along with advanced valley bottom modeling techniques, to map riparian plant communities across Forests and Grasslands of the US Forest Service Southwestern Region. Mapping was conducted at the complete extent of all 5th-code HUC watersheds intersected by USFS lands in the Southwestern Region. Valley bottom modeling provided a spatial concept from which to base photo interpretation of riparian vegetation types and their extent, and to map riparian communities at the scale of 1:12,000, with a map legend of 24 map units and four subclasses. High resolution infrared photography and other key ancillary references were used to develop and corroborate inferences of riparian settings. An independent accuracy assessment was completed to determine overall map performance in regards to map themes and errors of omission and commission. Based on a random sample of 258 map polygons, the overall area-weighted user accuracy was estimated at 81%, while the net error in map extent was about 5% commission at local scales. At the watershed scale, an additional assessment was made using ten randomly selected watersheds to determine the overall omission of riparian plant communities across the landscape, with a resulting omission of just under 2%.
Purpose:
Vegetation mapping helps to facilitate the research, assessment, and management of natural resources. Advances in GIS and remote sensing technologies have enabled more efficient, accurate, and precise map capabilities. This project leveraged those capabilities, along with advanced valley bottom modeling techniques, to map riparian plant communities across Forests and Grasslands of the US Forest Service Southwestern Region. The final riparian map provides managers and analysts information of sufficient quality to develop sustainability analysis, base inventory and monitory schemes, and support related studies.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -113.457569
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -99.327333
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.025397
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.060794
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: base-level mapping
Theme_Keyword: RMAP
Theme_Keyword: valley bottom model
Theme_Keyword: Riparian mapping
Theme_Keyword: riparian plant community
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Carson
Place_Keyword: Gila
Place_Keyword: Arizona
Place_Keyword: Coconino
Place_Keyword: Apache
Place_Keyword: Santa Fe
Place_Keyword: Lincoln
Place_Keyword: Cibola
Place_Keyword: Kaibab
Place_Keyword: Prescott
Place_Keyword: New Mexico
Place_Keyword: Coronado
Place_Keyword: Tonto
Place_Keyword: Sitgreaves
Access_Constraints:
A final version of RMAP data was issued October 2011. The beta period including completion of updates ended on April 10, 2012. RMAP is now available to the general public, and may be posted directly to the internet.
Use_Constraints:
The Forest Service uses the most current and complete data available. GIS data and product accuracy may vary. They may be developed from sources of differing accuracy; accurate only at certain scales; based on modeling or interpretation; incomplete while being created or revised; etc. Using GIS products for purposes other than those for which they were created, may yield inaccurate or misleading results. The Forest Service reserves the right to correct, update, modify or replace GIS products without notification.
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An independent accuracy assessment was completed to determine overall map performance in regards to map themes and errors of omission and commission. Based on a random sample of 258 map polygons, the overall area-weighted user accuracy was estimated at 81%, while the net error in map extent was about 5% commission at local scales. At the watershed scale, an additional assessment was made using ten randomly selected watersheds to determine the overall omission of riparian plant communities across the landscape, with a resulting omission of just under 2%.

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Standard_Parallel: 36.0
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Distribution_Information:
Distribution_Liability: See access and use constraints information.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140317
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Regional Office
Contact_Person: Regional Office GIS Staff
Contact_Position: Regional Office GIS Staff
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 333 Broadway Blvd., SE
City: Albuquerque
State_or_Province: NM
Postal_Code: 87102
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 505-842-3292
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 505-842-3898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 505-842-3800
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1630 M-F, Mountain Time
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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