Potential Bat Habitat of the Inyo National Forest

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Joseph Szewczak, Ph.D.
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: Potential Bat Habitat of the Inyo National Forest
Description:
Abstract:
A grid coverage was constraucted indicating areas of potential bat habitat on the Inyo National Forest.
Purpose:
The purpose of this project was to create a tool to allow Inyo National Forest to better manage bat populations. By creating a GIS layer of potential bat habitat, the Forest can now determine whether detailed bat surveys are needed when projects are proposed in particular areas. Also, creation of a bat habitat GIS layer allows these data to be analyzed with relation to other data in the Inyo National Forest GIS.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20010601
Ending_Date: 20010831
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 119.2650210916
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 117.9819415972
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.2436884472
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.0227074861
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: bats
Theme_Keyword: mammals
Theme_Keyword: bat habitat
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Inyo County
Place_Keyword: Mono County
Place_Keyword: Inyo National Forest
Place_Keyword: Eastern Sierra
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Joeseph Szewczak, PhD
Contact_Organization: UC White Mountain Research Station
Contact_Position: Research Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3000 East Line St.
City: Bishop
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 93514
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 760-873-4344
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 760-873-7830
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: joe@wmrs.edu
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ArcView 3.2
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: UC White Mountain Research Station
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: Inyo National Forest Digital Elevation Model

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The accuracy of this map equals the accuracy of the USGS Digital Elevation Models upon which it is based.
Logical_Consistency_Report: None
Completeness_Report: None
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: None
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Digital elevation models were mosaiced together to cover the entire Inyo National Forest. These were all 10 m resolution DEMs with the exception of those covering the Kern Plateau (the southernmost portion of the Forest). A slope grid was derived from the mosaiced DEM of the entire Forest. The slope grid was classified according to whether slopes indicated talus slope potential habitat (33-44.9 deg.) or rock outcrop potential habitat (45-90 deg.). The area was further stratified into three elevation zones: < 1524 m, 1524-1981m, and > 1981m. Presence of carbonate bedrock in the Sierra Nevada will be a final stratification.

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal_Transverse_Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 11
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Each gid cell is classified by slope to fall into one of three groups: not habitat (<33 deg.); talus slope potential habitat (33 - 40 deg.); rock outcrop potential habitat (> 40 deg). Grid cells are also classified to fall into one of three elevation zones: > 1981 m; 1524-1981 m; < 1524 m.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Inyo National Forest
Contact_Person: Laurie Morrow
Contact_Position: Cartographic Technician
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 874 North Main St
City: Bishop
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 93514
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 760-873-2400
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Resource_Description: Inyo National Forest Potential Bat Habitat
Distribution_Liability:
No warranty, expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data described and/or contained herein, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. The Eastern Sierra Geospatial Data Clearinghouse/U.C. White Mountain Research Station shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of these data.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010917
Metadata_Review_Date: 20010928
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: White Mountain Research Station
Contact_Person: Daniel Pritchett
Contact_Position: Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3000 E. Line St.
City: Bishop
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 93514
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (760) 872-9213
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (760) 873-7830
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GIS@wmrs.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 AM - 12:00PM Monday through Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Content Standard For Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: December 1995
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None

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