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Open/Close section Identification Information
Title: National Wildlife Refuge Boundaries from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [NAT_ECOLOGY.WILDLIFE_REFUGE]
Abstract: 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.
Purpose: 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.
Open/Close section Distribution Information
Download URL: https://edg.epa.gov
Open/Close section Time Period of Content
Publication Date: Unknown
Progress: In work
Frequency: Continual
Open/Close section Single Date
Date: 2001
Currentness: Publication date
Open/Close section Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -83.675177
East Bounding Longitude: -74.700062
North Bounding Latitude: 42.267327
South Bounding Latitude: 36.541623
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Open/Close section Constraints
License 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.
Access: None
Use: 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.
Open/Close section Theme Keywords
Theme Topics: NWR, NWR Boundaries, National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries
Open/Close section Contact Information
Originator: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Organization: USFWS, Region 9, Information Technology Management
Person: Deb Green
Email: deb_green@fws.gov
Address Type: mailing address
City: Denver
State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80225-0207
Telephone: 303-274-3574
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date Stamp: 2008-01-08
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998