Washington Gap Project Mammal Distribution Models

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Johnson, R.E. and K.M. Cassidy
Publication_Date: 1997
Title: Washington Gap Project Mammal Distribution Models
Edition: Version 5
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, WA
Publisher:
Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Online_Linkage: http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gap/gapdata/mammals
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Authors: Johnson, R.E. and K.M. Cassidy
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Mammals of Washington State: Location data and modeled distributions
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, WA
Publisher:
Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Other_Citation_Details:
Volume 3 of the Washington State Gap Analysis Final Report
Description:
Abstract:
Mammal distribution models for Washington State were created as part of the Washington State Gap Analysis Project (WAGAP). WAGAP is part of the national Gap Analysis Project, funded by the US Geological Survey-Biological Resources Division. Mammal models were based on a 1991 land cover classification with a minimum mapping unit of 100 hectares. Infromation on species range limits and habitat associations was based on location data (mostly museum records), information about current distribtuion, literature review, and expert opinion.
Purpose:
Models were created as part of a larger study (the Washington State Gap Analysis Project) to establish conservation priorities in Washington State. Conservation priorities were based on land cover and breeding terrestrial vertebrate distributions. The modeled distributions themselves, however, have value beyond the original study.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19910522
Ending_Date: 19920531
Currentness_Reference:
Modeled distributions were based on 1991 land cover information (Gap land cover, version 5)
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Washington State
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -125
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.675
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.5
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Mammals
Theme_Keyword: Modeled distribution
Theme_Keyword: Model
Theme_Keyword: Distribution
Theme_Keyword: Vertebrate model
Theme_Keyword: Habitat Modeling
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North America
Place_Keyword: Washington State
Place_Keyword: United States
Taxonomy:
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mammals
Taxonomic_Keywords: Alces alces
Taxonomic_Keywords: Moose
Taxonomic_Keywords: Antrozous pallidus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Pallid Bat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Aplodontia rufa
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mountain Beaver
Taxonomic_Keywords: Canis latrans
Taxonomic_Keywords: Coyote
Taxonomic_Keywords: Canis lupus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Gray Wolf
Taxonomic_Keywords: Castor canadensis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Beaver
Taxonomic_Keywords: Cervus elaphus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Elk
Taxonomic_Keywords: Clethrionomys gapperi
Taxonomic_Keywords: Gapper`s Red-backed Vole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Dipodomys ordii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Ord`s Kangaroo Rat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Didelphis virginiana
Taxonomic_Keywords: Virginia Opossum
Taxonomic_Keywords: Eptesicus fuscus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Big Brown Bat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Erethizon dorsatum
Taxonomic_Keywords: Porcupine
Taxonomic_Keywords: Euderma maculatum
Taxonomic_Keywords: Spotted Bat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Felis concolor
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mountain Lion
Taxonomic_Keywords: Glaucomys sabrinus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Northern Flying Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Gulo gulo
Taxonomic_Keywords: Wolverine
Taxonomic_Keywords: Lasiurus cinereus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Hoary Bat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Lemmiscus curtatus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sagebrush Vole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Lasionycteris noctivagans
Taxonomic_Keywords: Silver-haired Bat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Lepus americanus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Snowshoe Hare
Taxonomic_Keywords: Lepus californicus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
Taxonomic_Keywords: Lepus townsendii
Taxonomic_Keywords: White-tailed Jack Rabbit
Taxonomic_Keywords: Lutra canadensis
Taxonomic_Keywords: River Otter
Taxonomic_Keywords: Lynx canadensis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Lynx
Taxonomic_Keywords: Lynx rufus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Bobcat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Martes americana
Taxonomic_Keywords: Marten
Taxonomic_Keywords: Marmota caligata
Taxonomic_Keywords: Hoary Marmot
Taxonomic_Keywords: Marmota flaviventris
Taxonomic_Keywords: Yellow-bellied Marmot
Taxonomic_Keywords: Marmota olympus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Olympic Marmot
Taxonomic_Keywords: Martes pennanti
Taxonomic_Keywords: Fisher
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mephitis mephitis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Striped Skunk
Taxonomic_Keywords: Microtus canicaudus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Gray-tailed Vole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Microtus longicaudus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Long-tailed Vole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Microtus montanus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Montane Vole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Microtus oregoni
Taxonomic_Keywords: Creeping Vole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Microtus pennsylvanicus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Meadow Vole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Microtus richardsoni
Taxonomic_Keywords: Richardson`s Vole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Microtus townsendii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Townsend`s Vole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mustela erminea
Taxonomic_Keywords: Ermine
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mustela frenata
Taxonomic_Keywords: Long-tailed Weasel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mus musculus
Taxonomic_Keywords: House Mouse
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mustela vison
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mink
Taxonomic_Keywords: Myocastor coypus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Nutria
Taxonomic_Keywords: Myotis evotis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Long-eared Myotis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Myotis keenii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Keen`s Myotis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Myotis ciliolabrum
Taxonomic_Keywords: Small-footed Myotis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Myotis lucifugus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Little Brown Myotis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Myotis californicus
Taxonomic_Keywords: California Myotis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Myotis thysanodes
Taxonomic_Keywords: Fringed Myotis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Myotis volans
Taxonomic_Keywords: Long-legged Myotis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Myotis yumanensis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Yuma Myotis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Neotoma cinerea
Taxonomic_Keywords: Bushy-tailed Woodrat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Neurotrichus gibbsii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Shrew-mole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Ochotona princeps
Taxonomic_Keywords: Pika
Taxonomic_Keywords: Odocoileus hemionus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mule Deer
Taxonomic_Keywords: Odocoileus virginianus
Taxonomic_Keywords: White-tailed Deer
Taxonomic_Keywords: Onychomys leucogaster
Taxonomic_Keywords: Northern Grasshopper Mouse
Taxonomic_Keywords: Ondatra zibethicus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Muskrat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Oreamnos americanus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mountain Goat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Oryctolagus cuniculus
Taxonomic_Keywords: European Rabbit
Taxonomic_Keywords: Ovis canadensis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Bighorn Sheep
Taxonomic_Keywords: Peromyscus maniculatus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Deer Mouse
Taxonomic_Keywords: Peromyscus keeni
Taxonomic_Keywords: Forest Deer Mouse
Taxonomic_Keywords: Perognathus parvus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Great Basin Pocket Mouse
Taxonomic_Keywords: Phenacomys intermedius
Taxonomic_Keywords: Heather Vole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Pipistrellus hesperus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Western Pipistrelle
Taxonomic_Keywords: Plecotus townsendii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Townsend`s Big-eared Bat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Procyon lotor
Taxonomic_Keywords: Raccoon
Taxonomic_Keywords: Rattus norvegicus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Norway Rat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Rattus rattus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Black Rat
Taxonomic_Keywords: Rangifer tarandus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Caribou
Taxonomic_Keywords: Reithrodontomys megalotis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Western Harvest Mouse
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sciurus carolinensis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Eastern Gray Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sciurus griseus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Western Gray Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sciurus niger
Taxonomic_Keywords: Fox Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Scapanus orarius
Taxonomic_Keywords: Coast Mole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Scapanus townsendii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Townsend`s Mole
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sorex bendirii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Bendire`s Shrew
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sorex cinereus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Masked Shrew
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sorex hoyi
Taxonomic_Keywords: Pygmy Shrew
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sorex merriami
Taxonomic_Keywords: Merriam`s Shrew
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sorex monticolus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Montane Shrew
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sorex palustris
Taxonomic_Keywords: Water Shrew
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sorex preblei
Taxonomic_Keywords: Preble`s Shrew
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sorex trowbridgii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Trowbridge`s Shrew
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sorex vagrans
Taxonomic_Keywords: Vagrant Shrew
Taxonomic_Keywords: Spermophilus beecheyi
Taxonomic_Keywords: California Ground Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Spermophilus columbianus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Columbian Ground Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Spilogale gracilis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Spotted Skunk
Taxonomic_Keywords: Spermophilus lateralis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Spermophilus saturatus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Cascade Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Spermophilus townsendii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Townsend`s Ground Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Spermophilus washingtoni
Taxonomic_Keywords: Washington Ground Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Synaptomys borealis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Northern Bog Lemming
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sylvilagus floridanus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Eastern Cottontail
Taxonomic_Keywords: Brachylagus idahoensis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Pygmy Rabbit
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sylvilagus nuttallii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Nuttall`s Cottontail
Taxonomic_Keywords: Tamias amoenus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Yellow-pine Chipmunk
Taxonomic_Keywords: Tamiasciurus douglasii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Douglas` Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Red Squirrel
Taxonomic_Keywords: Tamias minimus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Least Chipmunk
Taxonomic_Keywords: Tamias ruficaudus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Red-tailed Chipmunk
Taxonomic_Keywords: Taxidea taxus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Badger
Taxonomic_Keywords: Tamias townsendii
Taxonomic_Keywords: Townsend`s Chipmunk
Taxonomic_Keywords: Thomomys mazama
Taxonomic_Keywords: Mazama Pocket Gopher
Taxonomic_Keywords: Thomomys talpoides
Taxonomic_Keywords: Northern Pocket Gopher
Taxonomic_Keywords: Ursus americanus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Black Bear
Taxonomic_Keywords: Ursus arctos
Taxonomic_Keywords: Grizzly Bear
Taxonomic_Keywords: Vulpes vulpes
Taxonomic_Keywords: Red Fox
Taxonomic_Keywords: Zapus princeps
Taxonomic_Keywords: Western Jumping Mouse
Taxonomic_Keywords: Zapus trinotatus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Pacific Jumping Mouse
Taxonomy:
Taxonomic_Coverage:
Specific_Taxonomic_Information:
General_Taxonomic_Coverage:
Breeding terrestrial mammals of Washington State. Exclusively, or nearly exclusively marine mammals, e.g., seals, whales, and sea otters, were excluded.
Access_Constraints:
Contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for location data used to help construct models.
Use_Constraints:
None, but the user should be aware of scale limitations
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kelly M. Cassidy
Contact_Organization:
Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research
Unit
Contact_Position: Washington State Gap Analysis Project Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address:
Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research
Unit
Address: MS 357980
Address: University of Washington
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98195
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206-543-6475
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday
Contact_Instructions:
Kelly Cassidy will not be at the Coop Unit after 1998, but they will be able to provide a contact location
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gap/gapdata/mammals/gifs/scgri.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Predicted distribution of Western Gray Squirrel in Washington State
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Arc/Info 7.0
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Authors: Johnson, R.E. and K.M. Cassidy
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Mammals of Washington State: Location data and modeled distributions
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, WA
Publisher:
Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Other_Citation_Details:
Volume 3 of the Washington State Gap Analysis Final Report

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
No statistically valid accuracy assessment for errors of omission and comission was conducted. However, we did a non-random assessment for errors of omission for the amphibians and reptiles, which were modeled in the same way as the mammals. For the amphibians and reptiles, after the initial models were constructed, we used 2,838 new records not used to construct the models to test for errors of omission. These "new" points consisted of museum records that had not been obtained prior to the first modeling attempts, locations from recent studies, and incidental observations. The latter were often reported because the observer knew the specimen was outside or at the edge of its known range. Results were that 96% of the amphibian points and 95% of the reptile points fell within the modeled distributions. Most errors were due to new points falling outside the original modeled range, rather than errors of habitat association. Mammals models tended to be less conservation than herp models with respect to range limits.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All vertebrate models were based on the same land cover map.
Completeness_Report:
All non-marine mammals known to breed in Washington State were included. Seals, whales, sea otters, and other marine mammals were excluded.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The land cover map had a 100-hectare minimum mapping unit, so the models can be no more aspatially accurate than that. In practice, many of the polygons were larger than 100 hectares.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Not applicable.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Step 1: Land Cover Mapping
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Methodology_Description:
The first step in creation of the vertebrate models was creation of a land cover map. Land cover map creation is more fully described in the WAGAP land cover metadata. Breifly, the land cover map was created by 1) spectrally clustering TM data from 1991 satellite imagery, 2) On-screen manual digitizing of land cover polygons with the spectrally clustered and colored satellite imagery and ancillary data as a backdrop, and 3) Labeling of land cover polygons with ecoregion, vegetation zone, and current land cover. Current land cover was given as primary cover (the cover occupying the greatest percentage of the polygon) and, if necessary, secondary and tertiary cover.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Cassidy, K. M.
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Land cover of Washington State: Description and management
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Gap analysis of Washington State - Final Report
Issue_Identification: Volume 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, WA
Publisher:
Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Washington
Methodology_Type: Step 2: Location Data Collection
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Methodology_Keyword: Habitat matrix
Methodology_Keyword: Habitat association
Methodology_Keyword: Habitat quality modeling
Methodology_Description:
Location data were from a combination of museum records, observations from reliable sources, and record locations gleaned from literature. Locations were specified to within township/range. A total of 23,891 records were collected, of which 22,301 were museum records.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Authors: Johnson, R.E. and K.M. Cassidy
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Mammals of Washington State: Location data and modeled distributions
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, WA
Publisher:
Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Other_Citation_Details:
Volume 3 of the Washington State Gap Analysis Final Report
Methodology_Type: Step 3: Range delineation
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Methodology_Keyword: Vertebrate modeling
Methodology_Keyword: Habitat modeling
Methodology_Keyword: Range limits
Methodology_Description: Range limits were delineated using location data.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Authors: Johnson, R.E. and K.M. Cassidy
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Mammals of Washington State: Location data and modeled distributions
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, WA
Publisher:
Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Other_Citation_Details:
Volume 3 of the Washington State Gap Analysis Final Report
Methodology_Type: Step 4: Habitat Matrix Development
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Methodology_Keyword: Habitat quality
Methodology_Keyword: Habitat matrix
Methodology_Keyword: vertebrate modeling
Methodology_Description:
We made a habitat matrix with all possible ecoregion, vegetation zone, and land cover combinations on one side and species on the other. We defined 8 levels of habitat quality: 0-unsuitable; 1-suitable, but qquality unknown (in practice, we never used this); 2-good habitat in a vegetation zone core for that species; 3-adequate habitat in a zone core for that species; 4-suitable habitat in a core zone, if it contains appropriate habitat below our minimum mapping unit (e.g., small wetlands or talus slopes), termed contingently suitable, core zone; 5-good habitat in a peripheral vegetation zone; 6-adequate habitat in a peripheral zone; 7-contingently suitable habitat in a peripleral zone.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Authors: Johnson, R.E. and K.M. Cassidy
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Mammals of Washington State: Location data and modeled distributions
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, WA
Publisher:
Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Other_Citation_Details:
Volume 3 of the Washington State Gap Analysis Final Report
Methodology_Type:
Step 5: Intersection of range limits with appropriate habitat
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Methodology_Description:
Range limits were intersected with land cover to select land cover polygons within the species' range limits. From this subset of land cover polygons, the habitat matrix was used to select suitable land cover and to assign a habitat quality code to primary, secondary, and tertiary cover
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Authors: Johnson, R.E. and K.M. Cassidy
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Mammals of Washington State: Location data and modeled distributions
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, WA
Publisher:
Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Other_Citation_Details:
Volume 3 of the Washington State Gap Analysis Final Report
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Mammal models were created by collecting location data, determining range limits, building a habitat matrix based on location data, literature riview, and expert opinion, and intersecting range limits with appropriate habitat in Washington State
Process_Date: 1991

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1927
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 4602
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 45.8333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.5
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 45.83333
False_Easting: 609601.2192
False_Northing: 0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 82.02
Ordinate_Resolution: 82.02
Planar_Distance_Units: Survey Feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
For each polygon, there are three codes indicating whether the primary, secondary (if applicable), and tertiary (if applicable) land covers were good, adequate, or contingently suitable habitat in either core or peripheral zones for the species. Habitat codes are 2 (good habitat, core zone), 3 (adequate, core zone), 4 (contingently suitable, core), 5 (good, peripheral), 6 (adequate, peripheral), and 7 (contingently suitable, peripheral).
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
A complete data dictionary may be downloaded from http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gap/gapdata/mammals

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 600 Capitol Way North
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98501
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-902-2543
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday
Resource_Description:
Washington Gap Mammal Distribution Models for Washington State
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data 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 aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife server, and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Format_Version_Number: Version 7.1
File_Decompression_Technique: gzip
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gap/gapdata/mammals
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: /conservation/gap/mammals.htm
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19981221
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact_Position:
Technical Services Manager - Wildlife Management Program
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 600 Capitol Way North
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98501
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-902-2515
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name:
NBS Content Standards for National Biological Information Infrastructure Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:
NBII Draft of June 1997, based on FGDC of June 8, 1994
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None

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