GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Upper Clark Fork River Basin Bighorn Sheep Winter Locations (1988-2004)

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Data Provider Blue Eyed Nellie Consulting, Inc.
Montana Fish, Wildilfe & Parks
Date 12/1988 - 12/2004
Content Type Downloadable Data
Abstract Data was acquire during aerial and ground surveys conducted by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks from 1988 through 2004 in bighorn sheep hunting districts 210, 213, and 216. The aerial surveys were conducted annually to count and classify bighorn sheep in the area. Data are used by FWP in their management responsibilities to set hunting seasons, determine trends, and identifies critical habitats. Observations were recorded on data forms and locations either plotted on USFS Maps (Deer lodge National Forest) orecorded by specific location.The data represents winter observations of bighorn sheep. It is not intended to represent overall or annual distribution. Each individual observation represents one or more animals. Density of observations does not necessarily equal density of animals.
Purpose To provide wildlife data for use in the Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP). The data is intended to aid in NRDP project planning and implementation by identifying key wildlife habitats.
Supplemental Information
The data represents bighorn sheep locations. It is not intended to portray overall or annual distribution. Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes. This data set is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. FWP makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to the accuracy or completeness of this data set and assumes no responsibility for the suitability of this data set for a particular purpose. FWP will not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of errors in this data set. The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Data Access https://ftpgeoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/NonMSDI/Shapefiles/Wildlife_ClarkFork2007.zip
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Distribution liability The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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Metadata date 03/20/2014