Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Field Plots Data Base for Vegetation Mapping
Entry ID: usgs_nps_agatefossilbeds

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Summary
Abstract: Vegetation field plots at Agate Fossil Beds NM were visited, described, and
documented in a digital database. The database consists of 2 parts - (1)
Physical Descriptive Data, and (2) Species Listings.

The purpose of the field plots was to provide National Parks with the necessary
tools to effectively manage their natural resources. Plot data is collected and
analyzed to develop a classification ... View entire text
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Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.44   S: 42.41   E: -103.7   W: -103.8

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Dataset Title: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Field Plots Data Base for Vegetation Mapping
Dataset Release Date: 1998-08-01
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado
Dataset Publisher: U.S.G.S. Biological Resources Division
Data Presentation Form: database
Other Citation Details: Created in large part by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., Redlands, CA under contract from USGS/BRD/CBI
Online Resource: http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/agfo/index.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-07-10
Stop Date: 1995-08-15
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 meter
Longitude Resolution: 1 meter
Quality Physical description - Comprehensive descriptions exist for each of
the 39 plots, but some do not contain entries under headings which are
not applicable, and some plots do not have locational
coordinates. Species - One species is entered per line, by plot code,
with multiple species listed for each plot, one per row. Plot codes
and species names are complete for each row, but some species codes,
cover and strata information is missing (because it was not present on
the original field forms).
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Any person using the information presented here should fully
understand the data collection and compilation procedures, as
described in these metadata, before beginning analyses. The burden for
determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. For purposes
of publication or dissemination, citations or credit should be given
to the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
USGS-NPS Vegetation Characterization Program, Core Science Analytics and Synthesis, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.usgs.gov/core_science_systems/csas/vip/

Data Center Personnel
Name: TOM OWENS
Phone: (303) 202-4258
Fax: (303) 202-4219
Email: tom_owens at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Center for Biological Informatics
Denver Federal Center, Building 810
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: Excel, MS Access Database, text
Distribution Format: HTML
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 202-4258
Fax: (303) 202-4219
Email: tom_owens at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Center for Biological Informatics
Denver Federal Center, Building 810
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-03-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12
Future DIF Review Date: 2003-03-27
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