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EPA Region 6 REAP Rarity Geodatabase

Metadata Updated: August 30, 2023

The Regional Ecological Assessment Protocol (REAP) is a screening level assessment tool created as a way to identify priority ecological resources within the five EPA Region 6 states (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas). The REAP divides eighteen individual measures into three main sub-layers: diversity, rarity, and sustainability. This geodatabase contains 2 rarity layers (rarity and rarityrank) which shows the rarity of species and land cover in the Region. There are four measures that make up the rarity layer: vegetation rarity, natural heritage rank, taxonomic richness, and rare species richness. Each cell in the final rarity grid has a score of between 1 and 100 based on the average of the four measures. Cells with higher scores represent areas that have the most rarity. Cells with lower scores represent areas that have the least rarity. In the rarityrank grid, the cells are placed into the following 5 groups based on the score: 1 (top 1% of scores), 10 (top 10% of scores), 25 (top 25% of scores), 50 (top 50% of scores), and 100 (all the rest of the scores). See each individual layer for more detailed metadata.

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Dates

Metadata Date February 21, 2018
Metadata Created Date August 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date August 30, 2023
Reference Date(s) May 1, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from Environmental Dataset Gateway ISO Geospatial Metadata

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 21, 2018
Metadata Created Date August 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date August 30, 2023
Reference Date(s) May 1, 2011 (publication)
Responsible Party US EPA, Region 6 (Resource Provider, Publisher)
Contact Email
Guid 2374BF82-CB61-42D4-93D8-853D7058DC73
Access Constraints https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Bbox East Long -87
Bbox North Lat 37
Bbox South Lat 25
Bbox West Long -109
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 70ae0e95-97d8-4bff-90fc-eeddc57398ce
Harvest Source Id 9b3cd81e-5515-4bb7-ad3c-5ae44de9b4bd
Harvest Source Title Environmental Dataset Gateway ISO Geospatial Metadata
Licence None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
Lineage
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-109.0, 25.0], [-87.0, 25.0], [-87.0, 37.0], [-109.0, 37.0], [-109.0, 25.0]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System 4269
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005-03-01T00:00:00
Temporal Extent End 2011-06-28T00:00:00

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