Series of Aerial Images over Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Acquired on November 7th and 9th, 1965.

Metadata Updated: May 23, 2017

This data set includes 22 georeferenced images, acquired on November 7th and 9th, 1965, over portions of Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, in Box Elder County, Utah. The frames were downloaded from Earth Explorer (USGS) and georeferenced within ArcGIS. The image files are named by frame number and can be referenced in the attached map. These images are georeferenced versions of original black and white aerial photographs downloaded from Earth Explorer (USGS). The original photo was georeferenced against the Box Elder County 2014 NAIP images. There are 22 total frames in this collection covering all of the impounded areas of the refuge. The reference map can be used to identify locations of the images in relation to the refuge boundary. These images provide a valuable look back in time before the major flooding which occurred in the early 1980's which the Great Salt Lake covered nearly all of the refuge. Flooding conditions remained for 5-6 years. These images (given their high resolution; resolution 0.66 meters) allow delineation of landscape features and habitats including original infrastructure including levees and roads, distribution of emergent vegetation, etc. Change over time estimates can be made from these images using current imagery for comparison. These images, and others from 1937, are being used by refuge staff to assist in understanding and visualizing the historical content of the lands within the refuge and how they have changed over the last 80 years. Pixel resolution of these images is 0.66 meters. These images should be used for resource-level interpretation only.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 5, 2015
Metadata Updated Date May 23, 2017

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 5, 2015
Metadata Updated Date May 23, 2017
Publisher Fish and Wildlife Service
Unique Identifier FWS_ServCat_47689
Brent Frakes
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:18
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID C:\Program Files (x86)\FWS\DataStore\Application\OpenData\FWS_ServCat_v1_1.json
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Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id f80891e2-9078-4577-b774-b420b25518e6
Harvest Source Id 269d76fb-fa7e-49d2-a6bb-3a9e3f1bee70
Harvest Source Title fwsjson
Data First Published 2015-05-27
Homepage URL
Data Last Modified 2015-05-27
Program Code 010:094, 010:028
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Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 7568e1e1d604dba7b71836dd0186df2d054f00a2
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -112.4515,41.39378,-112.0534,41.55049
Temporal 1965-11-07/1965-11-09
Category Geospatial Dataset

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