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Forest Ecosystem Zones

Forest Ecosystem Zones

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Nature Conservancy
Publication_Date: 200704
Title: Forest Ecosystem Zones
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details: Also see plan excerpts: "Coastal_Plan-App_D-1-Forest.pdf"
Online_Linkage:
<URL:http://www.granit.sr.unh.edu/cgi-bin/nhsearch?dset=lcp_forest_ecosystems_zones/nh>
Description:
Abstract:
High-value Forest Ecosystem Zones were generated from the Forest Ecosystems Co-occurrence Model as part of the Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds. The zones identify large areas of unfragmented forest.

A comprehensive description of the High-value Forest Ecosystem Zones may be found in Section III of the Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds or in the excerpt "Coastal_Plan-App_D-1-Forest.pdf".

Purpose:
Forests are the dominant natural land cover in New Hampshire's coastal watersheds, occupying about 70% of the land area. Identifying and conserving the best remaining examples of our forest ecosystems is an important component of this plan because unfragmented forests provide essential plant and wildlife habitat, filter and purify water, offer extensive recreational opportunities, and provide timber and other products that support local economies and human needs.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Currentness_Reference:
Users may consider these data current to August, 2006, subject to data limitations stated in the Land Conservation Plan for NH's Coastal Watersheds
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: There are no plans to update these data
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.350982
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.817989
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.621750
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.900577
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword:
The Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
Theme_Keyword: LCP
Theme_Keyword: High-value Forest Ecosystems Zone
Theme_Keyword: Forest
Theme_Keyword: Ecosystem
Theme_Keyword: Forest Model
Theme_Keyword: Conservation Plan
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Watershed
Theme_Keyword: Environment and Conservation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Northeast
Place_Keyword: New England
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: Rockingham County
Place_Keyword: Strafford County
Place_Keyword: Coastal Watershed
Access_Constraints:
These data may be considered part of the public domain and may be used freely subject to the limitations stated in The Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds, August, 2006.
Use_Constraints:
Users should credit the authors and source when displaying or analyzing these data. Data credit: The Nature Conservancy. Source reference: Zankel, M., C. Copeland, P. Ingraham, J. Robinson, C. Sinnott, D. Sundquist, T. Walker, and J. Alford. 2006. The Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire?s Coastal Watersheds. The Nature Conservancy, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Rockingham Planning Commission, and Strafford Region Planning Commission. Prepared for the New Hampshire Coastal Program and the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, Concord, NH.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Contact_Person: Pete Ingraham
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 22 Bridge Street, 4th Floor
City: Concord
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03301
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (603) 224-5853
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pingraham@tnc.org
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<URL:http://www.granit.sr.unh.edu/cgi-bin/load_file?PATH=/data/database/d-webdata/lcp_forest_ecosystems_zones/browse.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: jpg image file
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: jpg
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.1.1332
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Nature Conservancy
Publication_Date: 200608
Title:
The Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Topological consistency was checked using ArcGIS 9.2
Completeness_Report: These data are complete.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Convert Forest Ecosystem Model to raster (30m grid cell)
Process_Date: 20060201
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Calculate FOCAL MEAN of forest ecosystem model grid using 3,723 foot radius (1,000 acre circle)
Process_Date: 20060201
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Reclassify focal mean output to isolate top 20% of study area by value
Process_Date: 20060201
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Convert high-value areas (ie. top 20%) to final vectors
Process_Date: 20060201

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 49

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2800
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999967
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.666667
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 42.500000
False_Easting: 984250.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000512
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000512
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: FOREST_ECOSYSTEMS_ZONES
Entity_Type_Definition: The zones identify large areas of unfragmented forest
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZONE
Attribute_Definition:
Watershed zone - the watershed was divided into two halves (east and west) along a line created by routes 125 (north of 101) and 101 (west of 125). This division provided a way to differentiate between the very different patterns of development in the two halves of the watershed.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: East
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: east of NH125 and south of NH101
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: West
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: west of NH125 and north of NH101
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire
Contact_Person: GRANIT Database Manager
Contact_Position: GRANIT Database Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: Morse Hall, University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03824
Country: US
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 603-862-0188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: granit@unh.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:30AM-5PM. EST
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Digital data in NH GRANIT represent the efforts of the contributing agencies to record information from the cited source materials. Complex Systems Research Center, under contract to the NH Office of Energy and Planning, and in consultation with cooperating agencies, maintains a continuing program to identify and correct errors in these data. OEP, CSRC, and the cooperating agencies
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
Format_Version_Date: 20070402
Transfer_Size: 0.756
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: URL:<http://www.granit.sr.unh.edu>
Fees:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070402
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Contact_Person: Pete Ingraham
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 22 Bridge Street, 4th Floor
City: Concord
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03301
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (603) 224-5853
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pingraham@tnc.org
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
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Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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