GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Upper Clark Fork River Basin Wildlife Locations (1977-2007)

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Data Provider Blue Eyed Nellie Consulting, Inc.
Montana Fish, Wildilfe & Parks
Date 1991 - 2007
Content Type Downloadable Data
Abstract Locations in the Upper Clark Fork Basin where wildlife were seen during aerial surveys conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) between 1977 and 2007. The aerial surveys were conducted annually to count and classify wildlife in the area.The data consist of seven layers with different observation types: Mule Deer, Winter 1991-2003 (288 observations); Mule Deer, Spring 1997-2005 (1339 observations); Mountain Goats, 1993-2007 (50 observations); Moose, Winter 1992-2004 (30 observations); Elk, Winter 1984-2005 (2923 observations); Bighorn Sheep, Winter 1988-2004 (248 observations); and Antelope, Summer 1989-2007 (161 observations).Each observation record has attribute fields for the number of animals seen, the date, the Deer/Elk hunting district the location was in, and counts of the types of animals. For mule deer in the winter, the types are bucks, does, and fawns. For mule deer in the spring, the types are adults and fawns. for mountain goats, the types are billy, nanny, kid, and unknown. For moose, the types are bulls, cows, calves, and unknown. For elk, the types are bulls, cows, calves, and unclassified. For bighorn sheep, the types are full-curl, 3/4-curl, 1/2-curl, 1/4-curl, ewes, and lambs.The data are 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. Data are used by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in their management responsibilities to set hunting seasons, determine population trends, and identify critical habitats. Observations were recorded on data forms and locations either plotted on USFS Maps (Deerlodge National Forest) or recorded by specific location.
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The data represents locations where wildlife were seen. 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.
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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