Consolidated Sage Grouse Habitat

Last updated on 5/16/2013 2:30:07 PM.

Overview

This data set represents a generalized Sage Grouse Key Habitat map for use within the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS), and provides an update to the species occurrence key habitat fire suppression polygon for the Sage Grouse Biological Assessment (SGBA), which identified preliminary priority sage grouse habitat areas in which to prioritize fire suppression activities in 2013. The data are broken into four categories within WFDSS (Greater Sage-Grouse Preliminary Priority Habitat (PPH), Greater Sage Grouse Preliminary General Habitat (PGH), Gunnison Sage-Grouse Proposed Occupied Habitat (POH), Gunnison Sage-Grouse Proposed Unoccupied Habitat (PUH)) which are depicted using a gradient color scheme within the application. These data are loaded as one layer in WFDSS and therefore all must be turned on in order to view the locations.

Data Input

These data were received by the WFDSS GIS Team from contacts at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).  The data are included in WFDSS exactly as they were received.

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:

BLM - National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

Extent:

Western United States

Projection/Datum:

GCS, NAD 83

Metadata:

N/A

Sage Grouse Consolidated Habitat 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