Federal Aquatic Critical Habitat


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Government of Canada
Publication Date: 20170721
Title: Federal Aquatic Critical Habitat
Edition: 2
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Publisher: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Online Linkage: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/LAT/FWDSensitivity/FederalAquaticCriticalHabitat.zip
Description:
Abstract: Critical habitat is identified for species listed as Endangered or Threatened under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is the responsible authority for the protection, recovery and conservation of all listed aquatic species at risk in Canada. Critical habitat is defined as the habitat that is necessary for the survival or recovery of a listed wildlife species and that is identified as such in the recovery strategy or action plan for the species (www.registrelep-sararegistry.gc.ca). SARA makes it illegal to destroy any part of the critical habitat of a listed species and may impose restrictions on development and construction. Legal protection of critical habitat may be achieved under a Critical Habitat Order pursuant to subsections 58(4) and (5) of SARA, which brings into force the subsection 58(1) prohibition against the destruction of any part of critical habitat. This dataset delineates an area or extent in which the species and its critical habitat may be found. Exterior extent polygons are derived from the detailed data provided in DFO's Fisheries and Oceans Canada Species at Risk dataset, reproduced under the Open Government Licence - Canada; Alberta Environment and Parks' Fish and Wildlife Management Information System (FWMIS) Hydrology Arc and Polygons data and a surrounding larger buffer. This dataset communicates to users the following information: the proximity of aquatic critical habitat; the prohibition against the destruction of any part of aquatic critical habitat; directs users to DFO to ensure compliance with federal legal instruments; and ensures that any activities which may result in the destruction of critical habitat are managed to the extent required under SARA. Users must consult Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Projects Near Water webpage: www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pnw-ppe/index-eng.html; Fisheries Protection Program: FisheriesProtection@dfo-mpo.gc.ca) in relation to the application of the Species at Risk Act and published Critical Habitat Orders (SARA Public Registry).
Purpose: This dataset provides industrial operators, regulators and government departments information regarding the location of critical habitat for listed aquatic species at risk in Alberta. Specific operating conditions apply to this layer. Users must consult any relevant species recovery documents for information about specific criteria (e.g., biophysical attributes, methodology use in identification) that define critical habitat within the spatial boundaries depicted by the data and the application of any relevant critical habitat protection orders issued under the federal Species at Risk Act.
Supplemental Information: This dataset is standardized to a minimum of 1:50 000. In certain locations and areas the scale may be less than or greater than 50000 depending on the availability of data.
Status:
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Annually
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -121.000
East Bounding Coordinate: -111.000
North Bounding Coordinate: 60.00
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Species at Risk
Theme Keyword: protected species
Theme Keyword: endangered species
Theme Keyword: threatened species
Theme Keyword: critical habitat
Theme Keyword: freshwater fish
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme Keyword: biota
Theme Keyword: environment
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: None
Place Keyword: Alberta
Access Constraints: For general public use.
Use Constraints: This data has been provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. More detailed description, limitations, permissions and constraints for the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Species at Risk dataset can be found at: https//:open.canada.ca where the data is available under the Open Government Licence - Canada. The information presented in this layer may not be current and/or may be incorrect or missing information. Areas where no fish species or fish habitat are depicted on the map should not be construed as having no value for fish or fish habitat. Under no circumstances will the Government of Canada be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on any use of this dataset including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, or loss of programs or information.
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Contact Address:
Address Type: unknown
Address: 200 Kent St Station 13E228
City: Ottawa
State or Province: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E6
Country: CA
Contact Voice Telephone: 1-800-465-7735
Contact Electronic Mail Address: info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Data Set Credit: Data is derived from Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Species at Risk Program and its Critical Habitat of Species at Risk [database] (https://open.canada.ca/data), reproduced under the Open Government Licence - Canada.
Native Data Set Environment: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
Security Information:
Security Classification System: Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification
Security Classification: Protected A
Data Quality Information:
Completeness Report: This dataset may not include all aquatic critical habitat within Alberta and posted on the SARA Registry. Data updates and new species additions will be incorporated with the dataset according to the maintenance schedule.
Logical Consistency Report: Data sources are (at minimum quality) digitized from the Recovery documents or COSEWIC reports. When possible, the data was improved by using 1:50 000 (or better) water lines and waterbodies (NRCAN CANVEC).
Lineage:
Process Step:
Process Description: Developed from data collected from regional points of contact and formatted to meet nationally accepted standards.
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point and Vector Object Count: 4
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Planar:
Map Projection:
Transverse Mercator:
Scale Factor at Central Meridian: 0.9992
Longitude of Central Meridian: -115.0
Latitude of Projection Origin: 0.0
False Easting: 500000.0
False Northing: 0.0
Planar Coordinate Information:
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate Representation:
Abscissa Resolution: 0.000000002219135986081256
Ordinate Resolution: 0.000000002219135986081256
Planar Distance Units: meter
Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222101
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: FederalAquaticCriticalHabitat
Entity Type Definition: Critical Habitat Polygons
Entity Type Definition Source: DFO
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: Esri
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: Esri
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Common_Name
Attribute Definition: Species Common Name – English
Attribute Definition Source: DFO
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Population
Attribute Definition: Species Population - English. As recommended for listing by COSEWIC
Attribute Definition Source: DFO, COSEWIC
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Scientific
Attribute Definition: Scientific name for species
Attribute Definition Source: COSEWIC
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Taxon
Attribute Definition: Common species Class name
Attribute Definition Source: DFO
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Fishes Molluscs Mammals Reptiles
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Waterbody
Attribute Definition: Waterbody name in which the species may be found. This attribute is site and species specific and should align with the description of Critical Habitat in the Recovery Strategy or Critical Habitat order. This field is used to dissolve (group) all polygon/line pieces in conjunction with Species ID for an overall summary of the waterbody in which the species is found.
Attribute Definition Source: DFO
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SARA_Status
Attribute Definition: Status of species as listed by Species at Risk Act
Attribute Definition Source: Species at Risk Act
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Federal_RS
Attribute Definition: Federal recovery strategy citation
Attribute Definition Source: SARA Registry
Attribute:
Attribute Label: RS_Link
Attribute Definition: Hyperlink to species' page on SARA Registry
Attribute Definition Source: SARA Registry
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CH_Order
Attribute Definition: Published Critical Habitat Order [SARA s. 58]
Attribute Definition Source: SARA Registry
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape_Leng
Attribute Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute Definition Source: Esri
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape_Area
Attribute Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute Definition Source: Esri
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing
Address: 200 Kent St Station 13E228
City: Ottawa
State or Province: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E6
Country: CA
Contact Voice Telephone: 1-800-465-7735
Contact Electronic Mail Address: info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Distribution Liability: These data are available as digital, georeferenced, validated boundaries; however, the legal description of the boundary, and important habitat considerations should be taken from the species' Recovery Strategy (www.sararegistry.gc.ca) or Critical Habitat Order as published in the Canada Gazette I and II.
Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: File Geodatabase Feature Class
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20180410
Metadata Future Review Date: 20180721
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Wildlife Habitat Specialist Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2nd floor, Great West Life Building
Address: 9920 - 108 Street NW
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K 2M4
Country: Canada
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804229559
Contact Instructions: This is the point of contact regarding the creation of, and characteristics of, metadata for the data set. Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the metadata submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Provincial Wildlife Habitat Specialist, Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch; Dataset: Federal Aquatic Critical Habitat". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record.
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804223344
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Glenn.Mack@gov.ab.ca
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time

ESRI Metadata

Modification Date: 20180410
Modification Time: 15241200
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