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BLM REA YKL 2011 ADFG Game Management Units in the Yukon River Lowlands - Kuskokwim Mountains - Lime Hills


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Online Linkage: https://landscape.blm.gov/YKL_2011_layerpackages/YKL_TS_C_ADFG_GMUs.lpk
Originator: Tracey Gotthardt, Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska Anchorage
Publication Date: 20140610
Title: BLM REA YKL 2011 ADFG Game Management Units in the Yukon River Lowlands - Kuskokwim Mountains - Lime Hills
Description:
Abstract: Alaska Department of Fish and Game - Division of Wildlife Conservation (ADFG-DWC) had a variety of coding schemes (18) relating harvest and management information to geographical areas. This made it difficult when comparing statewide wildlife information gathered across the state. In 1982, a new standardized statewide, geographically-based, hierarchy system of coding was created called the Uniform Coding Unit or UCU system. Game management units (GMUs), Subunits, and uniform coding units (UCUs) are the underlying geographic foundation of the wildlife and habitat management and regulations for ADFG-DWC. The GMU/UCU system consists of four Regions (I, II, III, and V) which are divided into twenty-six (26) Game Management Units (GMUs). Many of the GMUs are divided into Subunits (e.g. GMU 15 has three (3) Subunits, 15A, 15B, and 15C). GMUs that are not divided into subunits have a "Z" designation for the subunit. GMUs and Subunits are further divided into Major Drainages, Minor Drainages and Specific Areas. The smallest of these areas (down to the "specific area") is referred to as a Uniform Coding Unit (UCU) and has a unique 10 character code associated with it. The UCU code is used for geographically classifying harvest and management information. Data that cannot be tied to a specific code can be generalized to the next higher level of the hierarchy. For example, a location description that is within multiple "specific areas" within a "minor drainage" can be coded to the minor code with a "00" for the specific area. Unknown "minor drainages" can be coded to the "major drainage" level, etc. If the subunit is unknown or the area covers multiple subunits within a unit, the subunit can be specified as a "Z" code (e.g. an area within subunits 15A and 15B could be recorded as 15Z). If a geographic location covers multiple units or the unit is unknown, the most general code (statewide code) is recorded as 27Z-Z00. The original hardcopy master maps were drawn to portray the UCUs fairly accurately geographically, but were not necessarily precisely drawn (i.e. left vs. right bank of a river, or exact ridge line). Each UCU was represented by drawing boundaries on USGS 1:250,000 scale quadrangle maps with a thick magic marker. A list (database) of place-names and their corresponding UCU codes was created and is still used today to assign permit, harvest, and sealing information to one of these geographic areas. In 1988, the UCU boundaries were digitized (traced) from the original maps into a computerized Geographic Information System (ArcInfo). Minor changes were made in 1989. The purpose of the GMU and associated Subunits and Uniform coding units is to give a uniform, geographic based coding system for all State of Alaska wildlife population and habitat management and regulations. This data can be used for mapping or analysis purposes assuming it is used with comparable data. The Game Management Units dataset was clipped to the YKL study area. The YKL study area includes 24 game management units.
Purpose: This dataset was developed for the BLM Rapid Ecoregional Assessment for the Yukon River Lowlands - Kuskokwim Mountains - Lime Hills and delineates the boundaries of Game Management Units.
Supplemental Information: Game Management Units are determined by ADFG.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: None planned
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -161.46998126
East Bounding Coordinate: -150.347750245
North Bounding Coordinate: 66.4383394417
South Bounding Coordinate: 59.2429461393
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: boundaries
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: BLM-Theme
Theme Keyword: Management
Theme Keyword: Geospatial
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: BLM-REA
Theme Keyword: YKL 2011
Theme Keyword: Yukon Kuskokwim
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: BLM-State
Place Keyword: Alaska
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: DOI
Theme Keyword: Bureau of Land Management
Theme Keyword: BLM
Theme Keyword: Rapid Ecoregional Assessment
Theme Keyword: REA
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: BLM-THEME
Theme Keyword: land use planning
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: boundaries
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: BLM-STATE
Place Keyword: Alaska
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska Anchorage
Contact Person: Tracey Gotthardt
Contact Position: Zoologist
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical
Address: 707 A Street
City: Anchorage
State or Province: AK
Postal Code: 99501
Country: US
Contact Voice Telephone: 907-786-6352
Contact TDD/TTY Telephone: None
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 907-786-6369
Contact Electronic Mail Address: tagotthardt@uaa.alaska.edu
Hours: Monday through Friday, 0900 to 1700 Alaska Time
Contact Instructions: http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows 7 ESRI ArcGIS 10.1
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: Unknown
Currentness Reference: Unknown
Access Constraints: None, these data are considered public domain
Use Constraints: These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. These data are neither legal documents nor land surveys, and must not be used as such. Official records may be referenced at most BLM offices. Please report any errors in the data to the BLM office for which it was obtained. The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Any Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. The User should not misrepresent the data, nor imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This information may be updated without notification.
Data Quality Information:
Attribute Value Accuracy Information:
Attribute Accuracy Report: The subset of GMUs provided here are as accurate as those provided by ADFG for the entire state. The current versions of the Game Management Units, Subunits, Uniform Coding Units and any variations derived from these files can be used for display or mapping and but only to 1:250,000 or smaller scale. Since the data was digitized from the original mylar 1:250,000 quadrangle maps with lines up to 1/8 in wide, the boundaries as contained in these files should be considered "fuzzy". Boundaries are not to legal descriptions. A revision to improve the files is scheduled but no ETA is available. July 2006 - GMU and subunit boundaries have been redigitized (heads-up) at 1:63,360 following the codified descriptions as best as possible. These new boundaries are still under review and may be modified.
Logical Consistency Report: The GMUs within the YKL study area are determined by ADFG and are administrative boundaries.
Completeness Report: GMUs are complete within the YKL study area. A project is planned to update the UCUs and GMUs to bring the GMU/Subunit boundaries to legal description quality (where available) on a 1:63,360 level. A total reconstruction of the Game Management Unit digital files will take place without changing any of the actual content. This will be done to 1) take advantage of a more detailed coastline (ADNR's 1:63,360 coastline; circa 1998), 2) take advantage of the 3-mile limit (ADFG-DCF "Alaska 3 Nautical Mile Boundary"; circa 1999) , 3) update Subunit boundaries to their legal descriptions where possible (heads-up digitizing using the available 1:63,360 USGS DRGs), 4) improve the accessibility of the data layers.
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: The subset of GMUs provided here are as accurate as those provided by ADFG for the entire state. No errors in the horizontal positioning of features were identified.
Positional Accuracy:
Vertical Positional Accuracy:
Vertical Positional Accuracy Report: This dataset does not include a vertical component.
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Publication Date: 2013
Title: Alaska Game Management Units
Source Scale Denominator: 0
Type of Source Media: publication
Source Citation Abbreviation: YKL_TS_C_AlaskaGameManagementUnits
Source Contribution: The Alaska Game Management Units provides the game management unit boundaries for the YKL REA.
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: unknown
Source Currentness Reference: publication date
Process Step:
Process Description: The Alaska Game Management Units dataset was clipped to the YKL study area.
Process Date: 20131119
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: Alaska Game Management Units
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska Anchorage
Contact Person: Tracey Gotthardt
Contact Position: Zoologist
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical
Address: 707 A Street
City: Anchorage
State or Province: AK
Postal Code: 99501
Country: US
Contact Voice Telephone: 907-786-6352
Contact TDD/TTY Telephone: None
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 907-786-6369
Contact Electronic Mail Address: tagotthardt@uaa.alaska.edu
Hours: Monday through Friday, 0900 to 1700 Alaska Time
Contact Instructions: http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Indirect Spatial Reference: Yukon River Lowlands - Kuskokwim Mountains - Lime Hills
Direct Spatial Reference Method: vector
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Geodetic Model:
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.0
Horizontal Datum Name: D North American 1983
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222101
Ellipsoid Name: GRS 1980
Planar:
Map Projection:
Albers Conical Equal Area:
False Northing: 0.0
Standard Parallel: 55.0
Standard Parallel: 65.0
False Easting: 0.0
Longitude of Central Meridian: -154.0
Latitude of Projection Origin: 50.0
Map Projection Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Planar Coordinate Information:
Coordinate Representation:
Abscissa Resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate Resolution: 0.0001
Planar Distance Units: meters
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: YKL_TS_C_ADFG_GMUs
Entity Type Definition: feature class
Entity Type Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Definition: Auto-assigned numbering system.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape
Attribute Definition: Defines the type of vector.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Area
Attribute Definition: Area of the polygon in sq km.
Attribute Definition Source: Tracey Gotthardt
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Perimeter
Attribute Definition: Perimeter of the polygon in km.
Attribute Definition Source: Tracey Gotthardt
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SUBS
Attribute Definition: Subunit Identifier
Attribute Definition Source: ADFG
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SUBS_ID
Attribute Definition: Subunit Identifier ID
Attribute Definition Source: ADFG
Attribute:
Attribute Label: UNIT_SUB
Attribute Definition: Unit Identifier.
Attribute Definition Source: ADFG
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LABEL
Attribute Definition: Unit Identifier.
Attribute Definition Source: ADFG
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SUB_VALUE
Attribute Definition: Subunit Code
Attribute Definition Source: ADFG
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Z
Attribute Definition: Letter Suffix.
Attribute Definition Source: ADFG
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ZERO
Attribute Definition: First number of unit identifier.
Attribute Definition Source: ADFG
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape_Length
Attribute Definition: Perimeter of polygon in m.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape_Area
Attribute Definition: Area of polygon in sq m.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Overview Description:
Entity and Attribute Overview: This dataset contains the boundaries of ADFG game management units in the Yukon River Lowlands - Kuskokwim Mountains - Lime Hills.
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation: Further information for entity types is available in the YKL REA Technical Supplement. Attribute details are listed in this metadata.
Distribution Information:
Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Specification: Varies
File Decompression Technique: No compression applied
Format Name: ESRI Layer Package (LPK)
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Access Instructions: Download from Landscape Approach Data Portal
Computer Contact Information:
Network Address:
Network Resource Name: https://landscape.blm.gov/YKL_2011_layerpackages/YKL_TS_C_ADFG_GMUs.lpk
Fees: N/A
Ordering Instructions: Download from Landscape Approach Data Portal
Distribution Liability: The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. No warranty is made by the BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data; nor shall the act of distribution to contractors, partners, or beyond, constitute any such warranty for individual or aggregate data use with other data. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers of BLM, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BLM regarding the use of these data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the BLM have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of the use or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by BLM.
Technical Prerequisites: ESRI ArcGIS software, version 10.0 or greater
Resource Description: Downloadable Data
Available Time Period:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 2015
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Address:
Postal Code: 80225-0047
Address: Building 50, Denver Federal Center
Address: P.O. Box 25047
City: Denver
Address Type: mailing and physical address
State or Province: Colorado
Country: USA
Contact Electronic Mail Address: blm_oc_rea_data_portal_feedback_team@blm.gov
Contact Voice Telephone: Please email
Contact Position: Resource Programs Data Coordinator, OC-530
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20171220
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska Anchorage
Contact Person: Timm Nawrocki
Contact Position: Research Technician
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical
Address: 707 A Street
City: Anchorage
State or Province: AK
Postal Code: 99501
Country: US
Contact Voice Telephone: 907-786-6359
Contact TDD/TTY Telephone: None
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 907-786-6359
Contact Electronic Mail Address: twnawrocki@uaa.alaska.edu
Hours: Monday through Friday, 0900 to 1700 Alaska Time
Contact Instructions: http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time
Metadata Review Date: 20160902
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