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New Hampshire Prescribed Fire Statistics 2014 and 2015

New Hampshire Prescribed Fire Statistics 2014 and 2015

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: New Hampshire Prescribed Fire Statistics 2014 and 2015
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<URL:http://www.granit.sr.unh.edu/cgi-bin/nhsearch?dset=prescribedfirestatistics/nhprescribedfirestatistics2014_2015>
Description:
Abstract:
This feature class contains polygon data covering prescribed fire data by town for the state of New Hampshire for the years 2014 and 2015. Data includes who (state agencies, private landowners, etc.) conducted prescribed burns, in which town municipal burns were conducted, and the primary fuels and objectives of the burns. Data were derived from a comprehensive survey of town fire wardens, state and federal agencies, burn permit records, and private landowners/organizations.
Purpose:
The data provides baseline spatial prescribed fire information for the state of New Hampshire. This information can be used to analyze long-term prescribed fire trends; improve air quality emissions modeling; and inform state prescribed fire policy.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20140101
Ending_Date: 20151231
Currentness_Reference:
Data represents the 2014 and 2015 survey period. Data collection occurred in 2016.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.594653
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.664747
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.307189
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.693632
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: enviroment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: prescribed fire
Theme_Keyword: fire
Theme_Keyword: controlled burn
Theme_Keyword: burn
Theme_Keyword: forest protection
Theme_Keyword: ecology
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: NH, New Hampshire
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
This is a partial dataset. Data represents 90% of NH municipal fire departments and/or fire wardens. Unincorporated territories were not included in the Extent of Prescribed Fire in NH report. Unincorporated territories are included within the shapefile, however, data for these areas are listed as 'NA.'Data was collected at the municipal level. Use and analysis of geographic data are limited by the scale at which the data are collected and mapped, and by means of interpolation and other modeling procedures used in preparation of the data. The data were prepared with spatial models that used data at multiple scales and are time-limited. The user is advised of these complications.This dataset is provided 'as is.' The producer(s) of this dataset and contributors to this dataset do not make any warranties of any kind for this dataset, and are not liable for any loss or damage however and whenever caused by any use of this dataset. UNH Extension and the conservation partners do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the data nor make claim to any implied uses of the data.Users should credit UNH Cooperative Extension when displaying or analyzing these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: University of New Hampshire Extension
Contact_Person: Benjamin T Kaufhold
Contact_Position: Intern
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: University of New Hampshire Extension
Contact_Person: Andrew Fast
Contact_Position: Field Specialist, Natural Resources
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 268 County Farm Road
City: Dover
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03820
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-841-6544
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: andrew.fast@unh.edu
Data_Set_Credit:
Ben Kaufhold, UNH Cooperative Extension; Andy Fast, UNH Cooperate Extension; Mark Ducey, University of New Hampshire; Steve Sherman, NH Division of Forests and Lands; Bryan Nowell, NH Division of Forests and Lands; Lisa Landry, NH Department of Environmental Services; Jennifer Little, NH Division of Forests and Lands; Meredith Lund, NH Department of Safety; John Neely, US Forest Service, Wendy Weisiger, Society for the Protection of NH Forests; Zachary Boyajian, NH Adjutant Generalís Department; Heidi Holman, NH Fish and Game; Jeff Lougee, The Nature Conservancy; Stephan Najjar, US Air Force; Karen P. Bennett, UNH Cooperative Extension. A project by UNH Cooperative Extension, University of New Hampshire, and NH Prescribed Fire Council. Funding provided by UNH Cooperative Extension.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The primary measurement, burn acreage, was typically based on interviewee estimates. For accuracy associated with political bounds refer to lineage and original source.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Prescribed fires may burn over political lines and acreage per municipality may be affected. Many prescribed fires can have multiple objectives, data was organized based on primary objective(s). Not all objectives may have been captured in the data. Many prescribed fires can have multiple fuels, data was organized based on primary fuel(s). Not all fuels may have been captured in the data. Prescribed fire users where grouped into four 'affiliations.' There are potential challenges assigning fires to a single 'affiliation' when multiple parties are involved.
Completeness_Report:
Dataset is incomplete. Data represents 90% of municipalities, 100% of class IV burn permits (including private burns), and 100% of burns conducted by state and federal agencies. Unincorporated territories were not included in survey process.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
See lineage and refer to New Hampshire Political Bounds at 1:24,000 Scale for positional accuracy.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: New Hampshire Political Boundaries at 1:24,000 Scale
Type_of_Source_Media: onLine
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: New Hampshire Political Boundaries at 1:24,000 Scale
Source_Contribution: Political Boundaries of New Hampshire at 1:24,000 Scale .
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: Digital Line Graphs - 1:24,000/1:25,000
Edition: 1
Online_Linkage: <http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/webglis>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Digital Line Graphs - 1:24,000/1:25,000
Source_Contribution:
US Geological Survey or another mapping agency in cooperation with USGS created political boundary map.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: National Cartographic Database
Online_Linkage: <http://www.usgs.gov/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19530101
Ending_Date: 19900101
Source_Currentness_Reference: Unknown
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: National Cartographic Database
Source_Contribution: National Cartographic Database US Geological Survey.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The DLG-3 files for the 213 7.5-minute quadrangles in the state were converted to Arc/Info coverages using "DLGARC". Line topology was constructed, and attributes were appended using standard Arc/Info utilities. Each tile was then projected from UTM meters (Zone 18 or 19), NAD27, to NH State Plane feet, NAD83. The individual tiles were then edgematched, allowing for movement of arcs at the quadrangle seams of up to 10 ft. to create the statewide layer.
Process_Date: 19920101
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Systems Research Center
Contact_Position: GRANIT Database Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Morse Hall, University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03824
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-862-1792
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 603-862-0188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: granit@unh.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:30AM-5PM, EST
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The RPA (Regional Planning Agency) designation for 3 towns - Wilmot, Langdon, and Brookfield - was updated.
Process_Date: 20060502
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Systems Research Center
Contact_Position: GRANIT Database Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Morse Hall, University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: New Hampshire
Postal_Code: 03824
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-862-1792
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 603-862-0188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: granit@unh.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:30AM-5PM, EST
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The RPA (Regional Planning Agency) designation for 1 town - Mason - was updated.
Process_Date: 20090414
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Systems Research Center
Contact_Position: GRANIT Database Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Morse Hall, University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03824
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-862-1792
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 603-862-0188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: granit@unh.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:30AM-5PM, EST
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The RPA (Regional Planning Agency) designation for 1 town - Windham - was updated.
Process_Date: 20090414
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Systems Research Center
Contact_Position: GRANIT Database Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Morse Hall, University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03824
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-862-1792
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 603-862-0188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: granit@unh.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:30AM-5PM, EST
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data collected from NH Prescribed Fire Survey was merged with 'New Hampshire Political Boundaries at 1:24,000 Scale' attribute table.
Process_Date: 20161201
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: University of New Hampshire Extension
Contact_Person: Andrew Fast
Contact_Position: Field Specialist, Natural Resources
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 268 County Farm Road
City: Dover
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03820
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-841-6544
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: andrew.fast@unh.edu

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 570

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: NAD 1983 2011 StatePlane New Hampshire FIPS 2800 Ft US
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9999666666666667
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.66666666666667
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 42.5
False_Easting: 984250.0
False_Northing: 0.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000007286182768240225
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000007286182768240225
Planar_Distance_Units: foot_us
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D NAD 1983 2011
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: NewHampshirePrescribedFireStatistics2014_2015
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: OBJECTID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Municipali
Attribute_Definition: Town where burn occurred.
Attribute_Definition_Source: author
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Burn
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates if prescribed burn was conducted within municipality. Y=Yes. N=No. NA=Information Unavailable.
Attribute_Definition_Source: author
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Year
Attribute_Definition:
The year a prescribed burn occurred. Survey period was 2014 and 2015.
Attribute_Definition_Source: author
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Date
Attribute_Definition: Date of prescribed fire.
Attribute_Definition_Source: author
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Fire_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Each prescribed fire has a unique fire-ID. The ID includes year, location of burn, and a sequential number for each burn.
Attribute_Definition_Source: author
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Acres_burn
Attribute_Definition: Acres burned in each prescribed fire.
Attribute_Definition_Source: author
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Fuel
Attribute_Definition:
Primary fuel(s) for each prescribed fire. Fuels used in the survey are listed below. grass shrub timber litter slash grass - shrub grass - timber litter grass - slash shrub - grass shrub - timber litter shrub - slash timber litter - grass timber litter - slash timber litter - shrub slash - grass slash - shrub slash - timber litter
Attribute_Definition_Source: author
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Objective
Attribute_Definition:
Primary objective(s) for each prescribed fire. Objectives used in the survey are listed below. agriculture wildlife forestry biodiversity agriculture - wildlife agriculture - forestry agriculture - biodiversity wildlife - agriculture wildlife - forestry wildlife - biodiversity forestry - agriculture forestry - wildlife forestry - biodiversity biodiversity - agriculture biodiversity - wildlife biodiversity - forestry public safety public safety - agriculture public safety - wildlife public safety - forestry public safety - biodiversity biodiversity - public safety agriculture - public safety wildlife - public safety forestry - public safety
Attribute_Definition_Source: author
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Affiliatio
Attribute_Definition:
Prescribed fire user affiliations. Listed below are the four affiliations. State agency Federal agency Municipal fire department Other (private individual/organization)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS
Attribute_Definition:
Five-digit version of the Federal Information Processing Standard Code, used to uniquely identify each town. The format for NH GRANIT town FIPS codes is ccttt, where the first two digits (cc) reflect the county FIPS code (01 to 19, assigned alphabetically and in increments of 2) and the last three digits (ttt) reflect the town within each county (005 to nnn, assigned alphabetically and in increments of 5
Attribute_Definition_Source: Federal Information Processing Standard
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Municipal_
Attribute_Definition: Municipal/territory acreage.
Attribute_Definition_Source: author
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County in which town resides
Attribute_Definition_Source: author
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Leng
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20170201
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UNH Extension
Contact_Person: Andrew Fast
Contact_Position: Field Specialist, Natural Resources
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 268 County Farm Road
City: Dover
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03820
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-841-6544
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: andrew.fast@unh.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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