Owens Valley Survey for Bats in Mines

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Joseph Szewczak, PhD
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: Owens Valley Survey for Bats in Mines
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: spreadsheet
Description:
Abstract:
Old mine sites throughout the Owens Valley were surveyed to determine their status as potential roosting sites for bats. A subset of the openings was surveyed at night to determine bat presence and species identification.
Purpose:
The purpose of this study was to locate populations of sensitive bat species, and initiate a general survey of mine sites in the Owens Valley.
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: 118.4666
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 118.0666
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.5833
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.85
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: bats
Theme_Keyword: mines
Theme_Keyword: sensitive species
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Owens Valley
Place_Keyword: Inyo County
Place_Keyword: Mono County
Place_Keyword: Eastern Sierra
Access_Constraints: Permission may be required from the investigator.
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
Data_Set_Credit: Flora Krivak-Tetley
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel 2000

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Mine entrance status (open or closed) was determined by daytime visual examination. Bat presence was determined by one outflight count done at each opening, using a Peterson bat detector and Sonobat software. These techniques allow presence/absence of a large bat population to be determined with high accuracy. Species identification was done with Sonobat software.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Data were examined for any obvious errors.
Completeness_Report:
Not all attributes were recorded at every site. Nighttime surveys are to be continued in 2002
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Locations recorded are accurate to within 10 seconds. Coordinates taken from GPS units at mie openings fell within this range when compared to coordinates for the same mine opeing from digital topographic maps (Sure!Maps Raster digital topographic maps).
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: None

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: .027
Longitude_Resolution: .027
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Entities consist of openings at mine sites. Data recorded are latitude, longitude, elevation, Forest Service topographic map quad name, daytime survey date, nighttime survey date, Forest Service OHV Area name, mine entrance type and status, and information about any bats found.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
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
Resource_Description: OHV Area Survey 2001
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: 20010830
Metadata_Review_Date: 20010907
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

Generated by mp on Fri Sep 28 09:50:19 2001