Mono Lake Riparian and Songbird Monitoring

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Pt Reyes Bird Observatory
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: Mono Lake Riparian and Songbird Monitoring
Description:
Abstract:
Vegetation from sites in riparian sectors around Mono Lake were gathered and entered into a database which allowed them to be related to data from nest plot surveys of habitating songbirds.
Purpose:
The combined data in the database can be used to investigate relationships between habitating birds and their habitats.
Supplemental_Information:
This is the first year of a three year project involving the Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Inyo National Forest
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000701
Ending_Date: 20000825
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 119.14245
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 119.11559
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.05592
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.96397
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: songbird
Theme_Keyword: riparian
Theme_Keyword: habitat
Theme_Keyword: monitoring
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Mono Lake
Place_Keyword: Mono County
Place_Keyword: Eastern Sierra
Access_Constraints:
Permission of the creators may be required to obtain these data.
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory
Contact_Person: Sacha Heath
Contact_Position: Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4990 Shoreline Highway
City: Stinson Beach
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 94970
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 415-868-1221
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 415-868-1946
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sheath@prbo.org
Hours_of_Service: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Data_Set_Credit:
Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory biologist Sacha Heath, White Mountain Research Station interns Katherine Jankaew, Sarah Brown, and Andrew McKeown; Bishop High School Interns Cooper French and Mike Steinwald
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Foxpro database

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Species identifications were made in consultation with Point Reyes Bird Observatory staff. Plant heights and widths were recorded to the nearest decimeter. Tree height was measured to the nearest meter. Litter depth was measured to the nearest millimeter.
Logical_Consistency_Report: None.
Completeness_Report: None.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Site locations were recorded with use of a GPS unit.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
All site points were pre-chosen by the agency. At each site, four quadrants would be created, using 4 ropes 5m long. The resulting quadrants made a circular formation about the center point and Quadrant 1 was always in the northeast orientation with all the other quadrants going clockwise in order. In each quadrant a data sheet was filled that took account for all the species of vegetation, canopy density, litter depth, and vegetation composition (tree, shrub, forb or moss). After this quadrant was completed, 3 reference points for which the same proceedure was to be done were chosen by a random compass spin to a certain bearing and then going to two other points 120 degrees away.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory
Contact_Person: Sacha Heath
Contact_Position: Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4990 Shoreline Highway
City: Stinson Beach
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 94970
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 415-868-1221
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 415-868-1946
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sheath@prbo.org
Hours_of_Service: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 12

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Entities are sampling locations. Attributes include species identification, canopy density, litter depth, and growth form.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory
Contact_Person: Sacha Heath
Contact_Position: Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4990 Shoreline Highway
City: Stinson Beach
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 94970
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 415-868-1221
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 415-868-1946
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sheath@prbo.org
Hours_of_Service: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Resource_Description: Mono Lake riparian songbird monitoring
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: 20000825
Metadata_Review_Date: 20000825
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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