AL-GAP Land Stewardship Map of Alabama (Provisional)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Alabama Gap Analysis Project (AL-GAP), Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Auburn University (ALCFWRU)
Publication_Date: 20071030
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: AL-GAP Land Stewardship Map of Alabama (Provisional)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Other_Citation_Details:
Cite the data set as follows: Silvano, A. L., J. B. Grand, E. R. Irwin, K. J. Kleiner, M. D. Mackenzie, M. S. Mitchell, A. Ernst and A. J. McKerrow. 2007. Land Stewardship Map of Alabama (Provisional). Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Accessed (date) from www.auburn.edu\gap
Online_Linkage: www.auburn.edu\gap
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Citation_Information:
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Description:
Abstract:
The land stewardship map of Alabama is a digital geo-database containing land parcel boundaries of public land ownership and voluntarily provided private conservation lands. Each land parcel is attributed with the parcel's name, owner, manager(s), a management description, GAP management status, and supplemental information relevant to performing a gap analysis. The GAP management status assigned to each parcel is based on the current National GAP protection level categories which provide a measure of intended management commitment to long-term biodiversity conservation. The spatial extent for this map is the state of Alabama however this map is also part of a larger regional map spanning a nine state area within the Southeastern United States. The map was developed as part of a cooperative effort among three mapping groups working in collaboration as the Southeast Gap Analysis Project (SEGAP), those groups included the Alabama Gap Analysis Project (AL-GAP), Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Auburn University, AL; Biological and Spatial Information Center (BaSIC), North Carolina State University, NC; and the Natural Resources Spatial Analysis Laboratory (NARSAL), Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, GA.
Purpose:
This map was developed as part of the Southeast Gap Analysis Project (SEGAP) to identify conservation lands throughout the Southeast. It was created to provide a foundation to assess the land management status of biodiversity. When the Stewardship map is combined with other GAP data sets, a gap analysis can be performed to depict the extent of which the mapped distribution of terrestrial vertebrates or vegetative land cover is managed primarily for conservation purposes. The analysis will also identify where there are conservation gaps in those components representations within the state of Alabama.
Supplemental_Information:
The map was developed as part of a cooperative effort among three mapping groups working in collaboration as the SEGAP. Mapping work was performed by the Alabama Gap Analysis Project (AL-GAP), Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Auburn University, AL; Biological and Spatial Information Center (BaSIC), North Carolina State University, NC; and the Natural Resources Spatial Analysis Laboratory (NARSAL), Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, GA. For the extent of Alabama, AL-GAP compiled stewardship data and performed mapping work for all state and local level governments, non-government organization, and privately owned lands and BaSIC mapped all federal government level and native land holdings.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20071030
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: Land Steward
Theme_Keyword: Land Manager
Theme_Keyword: Gap Status
Theme_Keyword: Land Stewardship
Theme_Keyword: Land Ownership
Theme_Keyword: Gap Analysis
Theme_Keyword: Biodiversity
Theme_Keyword: Conservation
Theme_Keyword: Protection Status
Theme_Keyword: Protected Areas
Theme_Keyword: Stewardship
Place:
Place_Keyword: Southeast United States
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Southeast
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword: 2007
Access_Constraints:
There are no implied access restraints for this dataset. However, to insure data are accompanied by proper documentation, it is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from the distributor and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Please cite the data set as follows: Silvano, A. L., J. B. Grand, E. R. Irwin, K. J. Kleiner, M. D. Mackenzie, M. S. Mitchell, A. Ernst and A. J. McKerrow. 2007. Land Stewardship Map of Alabama (Provisional). Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Accessed (date) from www.auburn.edu\gap
Use_Constraints:
This is a provisional data set pending completion of a final written report of methods. This data set is not to be used at scales larger than 1:24,000 and not to be used for navigational purposes. Please cite the data set as follows: Silvano, A. L., J. B. Grand, E. R. Irwin, K. J. Kleiner, M. D. Mackenzie, M. S. Mitchell, A. Ernst and A. J. McKerrow. 2007. Land Stewardship Map of Alabama (Provisional). Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Accessed (date) from www.auburn.edu\gap
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU)- Alabama Gap Analysis Project
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
City: Auburn University
State_or_Province: AL
Postal_Code: 36849
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (334) 844-4796
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (334) 887-4509
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: coop-unit@auburn.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 CST
Data_Set_Credit:
Silvano, A. L., J. B. Grand, E. R. Irwin, M. D. Mackenzie, M. S. Mitchell, A. Ernst and A. J. McKerrow.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: Unclassified

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Topology compiled and cleaned, ArcGIS v.9.1
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: Mapping and Categorizing Land Stewardship
Other_Citation_Details:
Crist, P.J., 2000. Mapping and Categorizing Land Stewardship. Version 2.1.1. A Handbook for Conducting Gap Analysis. Accessed October 2007 from <http://www.gapanalysis.nbii.gov>
Online_Linkage: www.gapanalysis.nbii.gov
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Crist 2000
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: National Land Cover Dataset
Other_Citation_Details:
NLCD. 2001. National Land Cover Dataset. Digital data. Assess from www. <http://www.mrlc.gov/>
Online_Linkage: www.mrlc.gov
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:24000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NLCD 2001
Source_Contribution: Water Boundary
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: A Gap Analysis of Alabama, Final Report
Other_Citation_Details:
Silvano, A. L., J. B. Grand, K. J. Kleiner, M, D. MacKenzie, E. R. Irwin, M. S. Mitchell, T. S. Earnhardt, E. A. Kramer, J. Lee, A. J. McKerrow, M. J. Rubino, and S. G. Williams. 2008. A Gap Analysis of Alabama, Final Report. Forthcoming.
Online_Linkage: www.auburn.edu\gap
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Silvano et al. (2008)
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Map Development: The AL-GAP land stewardship map was created following methods described in the GAP Analysis Handbook (Crist 2000). Digital boundaries of land parcels were obtained from state and federal agencies through cooperative arrangements, and private landowners and conservation land institutes through voluntary data share agreements. Each land parcel was attributed with the parcel's name, owner, manager(s), a management description, GAP management status, and supplemental information relevant to performing a gap analysis. The GAP management status assigned to each parcel was based on the current National GAP protection level categories (Crist 2000) which provide a measure of intended management commitment to long-term biodiversity conservation. All land parcel boundaries were maintained within an ESRI ArcGIS (v9.1) geodatabase. Topological rules were created within the geodatabase and all land parcel boundaries were "snapped" and "cleaned" to the state bounding extent and an internal water boundary generated from the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD 2001). Further information on these methods and the AL-GAP land stewardship map can be found in Silvano et al. (2008).
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Crist 2000
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NLCD 2001
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Silvano et al. (2008)
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\Documents and Settings\silvaal\My Documents\SE ReGap\Stewardship\Drafts\AL\Working\SEGAP_Stewardship_Alabama.mdb

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU)- Alabama Gap Analysis Project (AL-GAP)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
City: Auburn University
State_or_Province: AL
Postal_Code: 36849
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (334) 844-4796
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (334) 887-4509
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: coop-unit@auburn.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 CST
Distribution_Liability:
This data was provided as a provisional product as a courtesy to our cooperators and interested parties, and as such has not been reviewed or approved for publication by the U.S. Geological Survey. Although this data has been processed successfully on computer systems of the Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by ALCFWRU regarding the use of the data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. It is strongly recommended that the data be directly acquired from the distributor and not indirectly through other sources, which may have manipulated the data in some way. The ALCFWRU shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data set described and/or contained within.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GeoDatabase
Format_Version_Number: ArcGIS 9.1
File_Decompression_Technique: Compression type *.zip, WinZip 9.0

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071115
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU)- Alabama Gap Analysis Project (AL-GAP)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
City: Auburn University
State_or_Province: AL
Postal_Code: 36849
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (334) 844-4796
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (334) 887-4509
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: coop-unit@auburn.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 CST

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