GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Upper Clark Fork River Basin Wildlife Locations (1984-2003)

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Data Provider Blue Eyed Nellie Consulting, Inc.
Montana Fish, Wildilfe & Parks
Date 1984 - 2003
Content Type Offline Data
Abstract These data were removed from the State Library web site in 2009 when newer data became available.These data are locations in the Upper Clark Fork Basin where wildlife were seen during aerial surveys conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) between 1984 and 2003. The aerial surveys were conducted annually to count and classify wildlife in the area. Most of the observation layers are accompanied by polygon layers created by buffering the observations by 1000 feet. There are also polygon coverages giving the estimated winter ranges of moose and whitetailed deer.The data consist of layers with different observation types: Mule Deer, Winter 1991-2003; Mule Deer, Spring 1998-2003; Mountain Goats, 1993-1996; Elk, Winter 1984-2002; Bighorn Sheep, Winter 1988-2001; Moose, Winter 1998-2004; and Antelope 1995-2001.Each observation record has attribute fields for the number of animals seen, the date, and counts of the types of animals, such as males, females and juveniles.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.
Supplemental Information
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 11/10/2014