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National Wildlife Refuge Boundaries from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [NAT_ECOLOGY.WILDLIFE_REFUGE]
This data set depicts refuge boundary information for National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries and USFWS administrative sites. Coverage is nationwide, but does not yet include all refuges. The primary source for boundary information is the USFWS Realty and Refuge Planning programs (land status maps, planning documents, and legal surveys) in the regions.
The intended application of the data is to serve as a spatial reference of facility boundaries for other data layers in GIS and mapping applications. It is specifically not intended to be used as a land survey or representation of land for conveyance or tax purposes. This data set in particular has been generalized even more than the individual refuges data sets and is intended solely as an overview or locator map.
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Although these data and information have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USFWS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data and information 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 information, and aggregate use with other data and information. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data and information. The USFWS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data and information described and/or contained herein.
Refuge boundary data were compiled for resource applications. It is inappropriate to use this data in legal situations, or other applications where spatial error cannot exceed the USGS 7.5' mapping standards.
NWR, NWR Boundaries, National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
USFWS, Region 9, Information Technology Management
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FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
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