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Federal, State, Tribal, or Local Government Managed Areas for CONUS in BASINS


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Office of Water/OST
Publication_Date: 20070611
Title:
Federal, State, Tribal, or Local Government Managed Areas for CONUS in BASINS
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Online_Linkage:
For BASINS model and data <http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/basins/>
For further documentation and information on managed areas <http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/sb/mad/mad.html> epafiles_misc_exitepadisc

Description:
Abstract:
As concern over the degradation of ecosystems increases, so does the need for information about the spatial location and aerial extent of managed and protected areas. Recently, focus on the ecological issues of environmental preservation has been shifting from protection of individual endangered or sensitive species to protection of entire interrelated ecosystems. To meet the demands of studies in this area, datasets for large areas of land must be created and/or compiled. Guidelines and methods for creating these types of large datasets must also be established; currently there is little information of this type available. These factors were the motivation for the creation of this Managed Areas Database (MAD).

This database contains all types of managed areas existing in the conterminous United States, including land held by federal, state, tribal, and private agencies and organizations. This large number of public agencies with land holdings and the numerous area designations makes the task of gathering and integrating managed areas data difficult and time consuming.

MAD was developed at an approximate map scale of 1:2,000,000, with a Minimum Mapping Unit (MMU) of about 100 hectares. A number of digital and hard copy map sources were employed in compilation of this database. The database is divided into two separate GIS coverages. The first is a data layer containing polygons showing the boundaries of managed areas. The second is a layer containing data points which represent managed areas that are not large enough to meet the MMU requirements for the polygon coverage. Point coverage data may be less useful in some studies, however, it was felt that including all managed areas from the available map sources would produce a more complete database.

This technical summary document describes both the methodology employed and problems encountered in creating this managed areas database. In this document, we describe attributes available in the database, map sources used for compilation, classification of managed areas, integration of map sources, and possible sources of error. This managed areas GIS database can be combined with other information layers such as species and ecosystem distribution to allow comparison of administrative and ecological boundaries which may or may not coincide. Researchers will also be able to begin assessing the degree of protection given certain species or ecosystems at regional or national scales, and this database may someday be part of a much needed global coverage of managed areas.

For distribution with BASINS v.2.0, the data layer was prepared in Arcview shape file format.


Purpose:
The objective of this project was to create a functional and comprehensive spatial database for lands managed by federal, state, or private conservation agencies in the conterminous United States using a Geographic Information System (GIS). This project began as an outgrowth of work done by Drs. John E. Estes, J. Michael Scott, and Frank Davis on the GAP program of the then U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Early work on the compilation of MAD was done by Ms. Karen Beardsley (1993) at the Remote Sensing Research Unit at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and much of the format of the initial data compilation was adopted for the current project. It is intended that this database shall include all areas within the conterminous United States which are under some form of administrative management: including environmental protection, national security, or resource reasons. Areas are managed with different goals dependent on designation and/or state in which they are located. Although the original intent of this project was to compile a database for ecologically protected areas, it was decided that the database should include areas under any form of management status. Including all types of management areas will allow the extraction of any desired management profiles or area types for future use. Including level of environmental protection that each management regime provides will also be helpful. This will result in the best comprehensive plan for a flexible, multi-faceted GIS database. Since the definition of the term "protected area" is often in disagreement, referring to areas as "managed" will minimize the necessity of categorizing areas as protected or unprotected (Beardsley and Stoms, 1993). Many lands managed for resource production may play a role in maintaining regional biodiversity for species and ecosystems which are less sensitive to disturbance (Scott, et. al., 1993).

The compilation of this database was undertaken to begin to meet the need for comprehensive data representing large spatial areas. Previous to MAD's inception, there was no known coordinated source which could provide maps of all managed areas within a large region (Beardsley and Stoms, 1993). As the need for studies of the environment shifts focus from intensely studying small areas and individual species to the study of whole ecosystems and the connectivity of these systems and species, larger, more comprehensive datasets are needed. This database will serve both as a model for development of future datasets of this type as well as a useful addition to the holdings of data available for environmental studies covering large areas.

There are many types of data holdings managed by numerous agencies for a number of different reasons. This factor was important in deciding to compile a comprehensive database including all types of managed areas in the United States. This is the first database which contains spatially accurate information for all protected or managed areas in the United States.


Supplemental_Information:
Intended_use_of_data: This data set was prepared to support the U.S. EPA BASINS (Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources) System.

References_Cited:

Beardsley, K., and D. Stoms. 1993. Compiling a Digital Map of Areas Managed for Biodiversity in California. Natural Areas Journal. 13(3): pp. 177-190. 1993.

Scott, J.M., F. Davis, B. Csuti, R. Noss, B. Butterfield, C. Groves, H. Anderson, S. Caicco, F. D'Erchia, T.C. Edwards, Jr., J. Ulliman, and R.G. Wright. 1993. Gap Analysis: A Geographic Approach to Protection of Biological Diversity. Wildlife Monographs. 123: pp. 1-41. 1993.

UCSB, Remote Sensing Research Unit. 1996. Creation of a Comprehensive Managed Areas Spatial Database for the Conterminous United States. NASA-NAGW-1743. University of California, Santa Barbara. 1996.

Limitations_of_Data: None. Acknowledgement of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Remote Sensing Research Unit would be appreciated.


Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Currentness_Reference: Published date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As Needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -167.00
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.00
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.00
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.50
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Managed Area Spatial Database
Theme_Keyword: Tribal, Indian Land
Theme_Keyword: BASINS data product
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Conterminous United States of America (CONUS)
Place_Keyword: Alabama AL
Place_Keyword: Arizona AZ
Place_Keyword: Arkansas AR
Place_Keyword: California CA
Place_Keyword: Colorado CO
Place_Keyword: Connecticut CT
Place_Keyword: Delaware DE
Place_Keyword: District of Columbia DC
Place_Keyword: Florida FL
Place_Keyword: Georgia GA
Place_Keyword: Idaho ID
Place_Keyword: Illinois IL
Place_Keyword: Indiana IN
Place_Keyword: Iowa IA
Place_Keyword: Kansas KS
Place_Keyword: Kentucky KY
Place_Keyword: Louisiana LA
Place_Keyword: Maine ME
Place_Keyword: Maryland MD
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts MA
Place_Keyword: Michigan MI
Place_Keyword: Minnesota MN
Place_Keyword: Mississippi MS
Place_Keyword: Missouri MO
Place_Keyword: Montana MT
Place_Keyword: Nebraska NE
Place_Keyword: Nevada NV
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire NH
Place_Keyword: New Jersey NJ
Place_Keyword: New Mexico NM
Place_Keyword: New York NY
Place_Keyword: North Carolina NC
Place_Keyword: North Dakota ND
Place_Keyword: Ohio OH
Place_Keyword: Oklahoma OK
Place_Keyword: Oregon OR
Place_Keyword: Pennsylvania PA
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island RI
Place_Keyword: South Carolina SC
Place_Keyword: South Dakota SD
Place_Keyword: Tennessee TN
Place_Keyword: Texas TX
Place_Keyword: Utah UT
Place_Keyword: Vermont VT
Place_Keyword: Virginia VA
Place_Keyword: Washington WA
Place_Keyword: West Virginia WV
Place_Keyword: Wisconsin WI
Place_Keyword: Wyoming WY
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
ARC/INFO

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: unknown
Completeness_Report:
This database was designed to be a comprehensive spatial database for lands managed by federal, state, or private conservation agencies in the conterminous United States.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Complete information regarding creation of the original managed area Database is available through the University of California, Santa Barbara's Remote Sensing Research Unit. See References_Cited.
Process_Date: 19960500
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UCSB, Remote Sensing Research Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: UCSB
City: Santa Barbara
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 93106
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: N/A
Contact_Instructions:
access internet website at www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/sb/mad/mad.html
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For distribution with BASINS v2.0, the PC ARC/INFO coverages were exported on a PC then imported in workstation ARC/INFO v7.0.4. Each Regional coverage was then projected to geographic decimal degrees, NAD83. The coverages were then converted to ESRI Shapefile format, using the ARCSHAPE command.
Process_Date: 19980218
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Tetra Tech, Inc.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 10306 Eaton Place, Suite 340
City: Fairfax
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 22030
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-385-6000
Contact_Instructions: See Distributor_Information

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: mad.dbf
Entity_Type_Definition: MAD point attribute table.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area
Attribute_Definition: area for each polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: calculated by ARC/INFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Perimeter
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter measure for each management unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Mad_poly_d
Attribute_Definition: ArcView internal field
Attribute_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 11
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Integer value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Mad_poly_d
Attribute_Definition: ArcView internal field
Attribute_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 11
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Integer value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site_code
Attribute_Definition:
A unique number for each area for database relations.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Integer value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site_code2
Attribute_Definition:
A unique number for each area for the database relations
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Integer value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site_code3
Attribute_Definition:
A unique number for each area for the database relations
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Integer value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Areaname
Attribute_Definition: The proper name of each managed area represented
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 50
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Areaname2
Attribute_Definition: Alternate name of each area represented
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 50
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Areaname3
Attribute_Definition: Alternate name of each area represented.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 50
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Cmccode
Attribute_Definition:
Unused World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC) variable.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lat
Attribute_Definition: Each area's latitudinal location
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lon
Attribute_Definition: Each area's longitudinal value.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Islatlon
Attribute_Definition: Unused WCMC variable.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Designate
Attribute_Definition:
Describes the designation type for each managed area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 40
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Designate2
Attribute_Definition:
Describes the designation type for each managed area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 40
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Designate3
Attribute_Definition:
Describes the designation type for each managed area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 40
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: lucncat
Attribute_Definition:
A code used by the World Conservation Monitoring Center to represent the level of protection status for each designation type.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lucncat2
Attribute_Definition:
A code used by the WCMC to represent the level of protection status for each designation type.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lucncat3
Attribute_Definition:
A code used by the WCMC to represent the level of protection status for each designation type.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Gapcat
Attribute_Definition:
A level of management based on the National Biological Service's Gap Analysis Program (GAP)
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Gapcat2
Attribute_Definition:
A level of management based on the National Biological Service's GAP
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Gapcat3
Attribute_Definition:
A level of management based on the National Biological Service's GAP
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Size
Attribute_Definition: Area size as published by WCMC.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Integer value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Year
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Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Realm
Attribute_Definition: Unused WCMC variable.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Province
Attribute_Definition: Unused WCMC variable.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Biome
Attribute_Definition: Unused WCMC variable.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: State
Attribute_Definition: The state in which the area is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Source
Attribute_Definition:
The digital or hard copy map source from which the arc(s) making up the border of the polygon were taken (includes combinations of sources).
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Integer value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Avsort
Attribute_Definition: A condensed list of management designations.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 40
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NASA-NAGW-1743
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
This database includes all types of managed areas existing in the conterminous United States. These include National and State Forests, National, State, and County Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Wilderness Areas, Indian and Military Reservations, etc. (see Appendix A). The database includes attributes for each area. These attributes include items such as data sources, area designations, and levels of protection status (see Table 2) that allow the database to be manipulated or queried in numerous ways. A GIS can also include area and perimeter attributes when the coverage is georegistered and the topology is built. This allows for the extraction of new layers or themes in the GIS which are suited to user specific tasks.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
See Entity_and_Attribute_Overview

UCSB, Remote Sensing Research Unit. 1996. Creation of a Comprehensive Managed Areas Spatial Database for the Conterminous United States. NASA-NAGW-1743. University of California, Santa Barbara. 1996.



Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USEPA/Office of Water/OST
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (4305T)
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20460
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-566-0400
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-566-0409
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: basins@epa.gov
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at Tetra Tech, Inc., no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, 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 also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nor Tetra Tech, Inc. shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcView Shapefile
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/basins/>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
When requesting data by phone or mail, please inquire about spatial data sets that work with Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS). The BASINS web page has instructions for downloading datasets. It also has a link to The National Center for Environmental Publications and Information (NCEPI), from which BASINS CD-ROMs may be ordered. Each CD-ROM contains the BASINS v2.0 Application and this data set along with others covering the spatial extent of an EPA Region.


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070611
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USEPA/OW/OST
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (4305T)
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20460
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-566-0400
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-566-0409
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: basins@epa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: 19940608






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