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Title: EnviroAtlas - Portland, ME - 51m Riparian Buffer Forest Cover
Abstract: This EnviroAtlas dataset describes the percentage of a 51-m riparian buffer that is forested. There is a potential for decreased water quality in areas where the riparian buffer is less forested. The displayed line represents the center of the analyzed riparian buffer. The water bodies analyzed include hydrologically connected streams, rivers, connectors, reservoirs, lakes/ponds, ice masses, washes, locks, and rapids within the Atlas Area. This dataset was produced by the US EPA to support research and online mapping activities related to EnviroAtlas. EnviroAtlas (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas) allows the user to interact with a web-based, easy-to-use, mapping application to view and analyze multiple ecosystem services for the contiguous United States. The dataset is available as downloadable data (https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/ORD/EnviroAtlas) or as an EnviroAtlas map service. Additional descriptive information about each attribute in this dataset can be found in its associated EnviroAtlas Fact Sheet (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-fact-sheets).
Purpose: The purpose of this dataset is to describe the forest cover within a 51m riparian buffer along streams, rivers, and lakes within the Atlas Area. In combination with the Riparian Buffer Land Cover Block Group Summaries, this data can be used to assess areas within 51m riparian buffers that would benefit from additional tree coverage. The overall goal of EnviroAtlas is to employ and develop the best available science to map indicators of ecosystem services production, demand, and drivers for the nation.
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Resource(Server) URL: https://enviroatlas.epa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Supplemental/RB51m_For_AllCommunities/MapServer
Download URL: https://edg.epa.gov/data/PUBLIC/ORD/ENVIROATLAS/Communities/PortlandME
Reference URL: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-data
Website URL: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas
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Publication Date: 2012
Progress: Completed
Frequency: As needed
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Date: 20130327
Currentness: Publication date
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West Bounding Longitude: -70.493457
East Bounding Longitude: -70.078404
North Bounding Latitude: 43.880517
South Bounding Latitude: 43.446672
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.htm
Access: None.
Use: None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
Open/Close section Theme Keywords
Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation
Open/Close section Contact Information
Originator: US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
Email: EnviroAtlas@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing address
City: Research Triangle Park
State: NC
Postal Code: 27711
Telephone: 000-000-0000
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
File Identifier: {70F39630-7874-4B03-9DE8-91A1B52F2F9C}
Metadata Date Stamp: 2017-05-17
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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