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US Forest Service Region 3 Wilderness Areas

Metadata Updated: December 2, 2020

This file contains a feature class depicting National Forest System land parcels that have a Congressionally designated boundary. Examples include National Wilderness Area, Primitive Area, or Wilderness Study Area. This dataset is derived from the USFS Southwestern Region ALP (Automated Lands Program) data Project. This is one of six layers derived from ALP for the purpose of supplying data layers for recourse GIS analysis and data needs within the Forest Service. The six layers are Surface Ownership, Administrative Forest Boundary, District Boundary, Townships, Sections, and Wilderness. There were some gaps in the ALP data so a small portion of this dataset comes from CCF (Cartographic Feature Files) datasets and the USFS Southwestern Region Core Data Project. ALP data are developed from data sources of differing accuracy, scales, and reliability. Where available they are developed from GCDB (Geographic Coordinate Data Base) data. GCDB data are maintained by the Bureau of Land Management in their State Offices. GCDB data are mostly corner data. Not all corners and not all boundaries are available in GCDB so ALP also utilizes many other data sources like CFF data to derive its boundaries. GCDB data are in a constant state of change because land corners are always being resurveyed. The GCDB data used in this dataset represents a snapshot in time when the GCDB dataset was published by the BLM and may not reflect the most current GCDB dataset available. The Forest Service makes no expressed or implied warranty with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of these data. These data are intended to be used for planning and analyses purposes only and are not legally binding with regard to title or location of National Forest System lands.

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Metadata Date June 16, 2014
Metadata Created Date December 2, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 2, 2020
Reference Date(s) August 27, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from New Mexico Resource Geographic Information System (NM RGIS)

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 16, 2014
Metadata Created Date December 2, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 2, 2020
Reference Date(s) August 27, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party USDA Forest Service, Southwest Regional Office (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid RGIS::5de78e8c-e6e7-42c4-bd14-70c30fb1d973::ISO-19115:2003
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None.. Use Constraints: Comparison with other datasets for the same area from other time periods may be inaccurate due to inconsistencies resulting from changes in photo interpretation, rounding of decimal coordinates during conversion, and mapping conventions over time. Any hard copies utilizing these datasets shall clearly indicate their source. If the user has modified the data in any way, they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed on the hardcopy map. The user specifically agrees not to misrepresent these datasets, nor to imply that changes made were approved by the USFS.
Bbox East Long -107.674144
Bbox North Lat 33.63615
Bbox South Lat 32.925561
Bbox West Long -109.061762
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 8007e39c-95d8-413d-8b7c-8088b35e7a09
Harvest Source Id 3636b698-f3eb-4e93-a26e-b664cc785274
Harvest Source Title New Mexico Resource Geographic Information System (NM RGIS)
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress complete
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System Rio Arriba County (35039)
Spatial Harvester True

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