BLM Horse and Burro

Last updated on 5/24/2011 11:09:42 AM.

Overview

This data set contains the locations of Herd Management Areas inhabited by wild horse and burros when the Wild and Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act was passed in 1971 and identified these areas as manageable in the Bureau of Land Management's land use plans.

Data Input

The BLM Horse and Burro Herd Management Areas data were obtained from the GeoCommunicator GIS Web Service.  Below are the details of this data set as it appears in the service:

When downloading the data, the attribute field names are changed to generic vlaues. Therefore, the fields had to be renamed to match the web service and stay logical. No additional processing of the data was completed and they appear in WFDSS identically to the way they do in GeoCommunicator.

Caution: The data displayed in WFDSS are intended for STRATEGIC USE ONLY. Always verify the positional accuracy of the data with local knowledge.

Data Information

Source:

Bureau of Land Management (GeoCommunicator)

Extent:

Western United States

Projection/Datum:

GCS, NAD 83

BLM Horse and Burro GIS Team Contacts

The WFDSS application is "data rich". It requires data which is spatially oriented and graphically displays information to support wildland fire and other natural resource decisions. Due to the type and number of interagency spatial data sets required in April 2009 an interagency GIS Team was formed to provide data support for WFDSS. This Team is responsible for acquiring, consolidating, and validating their agency spatial and tabular data. In addition this team developed and maintained communications among local, regional, and national agency personnel to improve the collection process and provide explicit guidance on data needs. The members of the WFDSS GIS Team are:

Table 1: WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

Andrew Bailey WFM RD&A Data Manager
208-387-5248
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Ben Butler
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
208.991.4143
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Jill Kuenzi
USFS-NIFC
208.387.5283
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Joseph Kafka
BIA-NIFC
208.387.5572
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Cameron Tongier
USFWS-NIFC
208.387.5712
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Skip Edel
NPS-NIFC
303.969.2947
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Dianna Sampson
BLM-NIFC
208.387.5196
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Kristy Swartz BLM-NIFC 208.387.5326 send email

Jennifer L. Jenkins BLM-Alaska Fire Service 907.356.5587 send email