National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) 2010 HCI Scores and Human Disturbance Data (linked to NHDPLUSV1) for Georgia

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This shapefile contains landscape factors representing human disturbances summarized to local and network catchments of river reaches for the state of Georgia. This dataset is the result of clipping the feature class 'NFHAP 2010 HCI Scores and Human Disturbance Data for the Conterminous United States linked to NHDPLUSV1.gdb' to the state boundary of Georgia. Landscape factors include land uses, population density, roads, dams, mines, and point-source pollution sites. The source datasets that were compiled and attributed to catchments were identified as being: (1) meaningful for assessing fish habitat; (2) consistent across the entire study area in the way that they were assembled; (3) representative of conditions in the past 10 years, and (4) of sufficient spatial resolution that they could be used to make valid comparisons among local catchment units. In this data set, these variables are linked to the catchments of the National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version 1 (NHDPlusV1) using the COMID identifier. They can also be linked to the reaches of the NHDPlusV1 using the COMID identifier. Catchment attributes are available for both local catchments (defined as the land area draining directly to a reach; attributes begin with "L_" prefix) and network catchments (defined by all upstream contributing catchments to the reach's outlet, including the reach's own local catchment; attributes begin with "N_" prefix). This shapefile also includes habitat condition scores created based on responsiveness of biological metrics to anthropogenic landscape disturbances throughout ecoregions. Separate scores were created by considering disturbances within local catchments, network catchments, and a cumulative score that accounted for the most limiting disturbance operating on a given biological metric in either local or network catchments. This assessment only scored reaches representing streams and rivers (see the process section for more details). Please use the following citation: Esselman, P., D.M. Infante, L. Wang, W. Taylor, W. Daniel, R. Tingley, J. Fenner, A. Cooper, D. Wieferich, D. Thornbrugh and J. Ross. (April 2011) National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) 2010 HCI Scores and Human Disturbance Data (linked to NHDPLUSV1) for Georgia. National Fish Habitat Partnership Data System. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.5066/F7WQ01SN

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Metadata Date June 8, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) April 1, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update N/A

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 8, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) April 1, 2011 (publication)
Responsible Party Aquatic Landscape Ecology Lab (ALELAB); Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: The NFHP Data System has been established to house authoritative versions of the data generated under the auspices of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from the NFHP Data System, and not indirectly through other sources, which may have changed the data in some way. Although the data disseminated via the NFHP Data System have undergone data formatting quality review prior to posting, errors or inaccuracies may still exist in the data. Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual and aggregate uses of the data. The USGS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data retrieved from the National Fish Habitat Partnership Data System., Access Constraints: All data from the NFHP Data System are open and non proprietary.
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Frequency Of Update N/A
Licence The NFHP Data System has been established to house authoritative versions of the data generated under the auspices of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from the NFHP Data System, and not indirectly through other sources, which may have changed the data in some way. Although the data disseminated via the NFHP Data System have undergone data formatting quality review prior to posting, errors or inaccuracies may still exist in the data. Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual and aggregate uses of the data. The USGS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data retrieved from the National Fish Habitat Partnership Data System.
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Temporal Extent Begin 2000-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2007-01-01

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