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NJDEP Streams within the ENSP Highlands Extended Boundary
This data set is a product of the Landscape Project, a pro-active, ecosystem-level approach to the long-term protection of imperiled and priority species and their important habitats in New Jersey. An update to the DEP stream layer was completed with the DEP 2002 LU/LC classification and was incorporated into this current version of the Landscape Project (Version 3.0) within the ENSP Highlands Extended Boundary. All stream centerlines within the Highlands extended boundary were extracted from the LU/LC stream layer. All streams were assigned a unique ID. Stream centerlines within water types "ARTIFICIAL LAKES" (LU02: 5300), "STREAMS AND CANALS" (LU02: 5100) and "NATURAL LAKES" (LU02: 5200), were assigned a second ID, so that each stream could be related back to the water body in which it occurs. Streams are valued only by mussel species. Mussel occurrences within the Highlands are represented as either polygon or point feature types. All mussel point occurrences within the Highlands Region were buffered by 50 meters. Streams intersected by a 50 meter buffer or a mussel polygon occurrence, were valued for that occurrence. All valued streams were buffered by .75 kilometers upstream and downstream. In the cases where stream buffers of separate occurrences of the same species met, either upstream or downstream, the stream segments between those occurrences were also valued for that species.
The purpose of the high_streams layer is to provide users with peer reviewed, scientifically sound wildlife data that is easily accessible and can be integrated with planning, protection and land management programs at every level of government (state, county, municipal) as well as nongovernmental conservation organizations and private land owners.
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This data set is a product of the Landscape Project, a pro-active, ecosystem-level approach to the long-term protection of imperiled and priority species and their important habitats in New Jersey. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Data Distribution Agreement I. Description of Data to be Provided. The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions: SUBJECT DATA LAYERS For all data contained herein, NJDEP makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form. II. Terms of Agreement 1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs. 2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying cross-reference files (see Section 1.14 CROSS-REFERENCE). Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact. 3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data. 4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) and Site Remediation Program as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer: "This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized." 5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work. Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.
Streams, mussels, habitat, threatened, endangered
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Division of Fish Wildlife, Endangered Nongame Species Program (ENSP)
NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
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