NJDEP Fish Index of Biotic Integrity Monitoring Network (2000-2009)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Water Monitoring Management, Bureau of Freshwater Biological Monitoring (BFBM)
Publication_Date: 20101215
Title:
NJDEP Fish Index of Biotic Integrity Monitoring Network (2000-2009)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP),
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/digidownload/zips/statewide/fibi.zip>
Description:
Abstract:
This data represents the NJDEP Fish Index of Biotic Integrity Monitoring Network active sample point locations for the years 2000 to 2009. A FIBI is an index that measures the health of a stream based on multiple attributes of the resident fish assemblage. Each site sampled is scored based on its deviation from reference conditions (i.e., what would be found in an unimpacted stream) and classified as "poor", "fair", "good" or "excellent".
Purpose:
The Fish Index of Biotic Integrity network was created as a biomonitoring network to supplement the current Ambient Biomonitoring Network (benthic macroinvertebrates). The project design is a five year cycle.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2000
Ending_Date: 2009
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.146577
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.005429
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.351866
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.250393
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: fish
Theme_Keyword: ibi
Theme_Keyword: biotic integrity
Theme_Keyword: biotic
Theme_Keyword: integrity
Theme_Keyword: NJDEP
Theme_Keyword: index
Theme_Keyword: fibi
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: 2000
Temporal_Keyword: 2009
Access_Constraints:
This file is available to anyone, but access may be contingent on written request, specific terms relevant to the agency or person making the request, and/or current freedom of information statutes in the State of New Jersey.
Use_Constraints:
Data Distribution Agreement (NJDEP) Agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the following:
I. Description of Data to be Provided.
The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions:
Subject Data Layers
For all data contained herein, (NJDEP) makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.
II. Terms of Agreement
1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs.
2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying Data Dictionary and Readme files. Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact.
3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data.
4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer:
"This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized."
5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work. Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP Bureau of Freshwater and Biological Monitoring
Contact_Person: Leigh Lager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 35 Arctic Parkway, PO Box 427
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 35 Arctic Parkway
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-0427
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1095
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: leigh.lager@dep.state.nj.us
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/digidownload/images/statewide/fibi.gif>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image of NJDEP Fish Index of Biotic Integrity Monitoring Network (2000-2009)
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
NJDEP BFBM GIS staff visually reviewed the attribute table for consistent names while checking the data from field data sheets.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Spatial attributes were checked by manually checking against aerial photos and gps files.
Completeness_Report:
This data is complete for FishIBI sampling 2000-2009. No other known omissions.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Spatial attributes were checked by manually checking against digital aerial photos to ensure the points are at the correct locations.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Not applicable; vertical position information was not recorded.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Points were generated by:
Using Trimble Navigation's Pathfinder Office software to generate a shapefile or Adding a point (location) to an existing shapefile by using aerial photos as an underlay
Process_Date: 20101215
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 99

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Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
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Altitude_Encoding_Method:
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: fibi
Entity_Type_Definition: IBI Sampling Points 2000-2009
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IBI_SITE
Attribute_Definition: IBI Sampling Site Identification Number
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: IBI Sampling Site Identification Number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WATERBODY
Attribute_Definition: Name of Stream or River Where Sampling Took Place
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Names are from US Geological Survey 7.5 minute Quadrangles
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION
Attribute_Definition:
Road Crossing or Description of Area on Waterbody Where Sampling Took Place
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Names are from US Geological Survey 7.5 Minute Quadrangles, DeLorme NJ Gazetteer and Observations of Local Street Signs
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MUN
Attribute_Definition: Municipality where sampling took place (GIS layer)
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County where sampling took place
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: R1YR
Attribute_Definition: Year sampling took place in Round 1
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: R2YR
Attribute_Definition: Year sampling took place in Round 2
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HABRAR1
Attribute_Definition: Habitat Rating for Round 1
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Optimal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Habitat Rating for Round 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sub-Optimal
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Marginal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Habitat Rating for Round 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Poor
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Habitat Rating for Round 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IBIRAR1
Attribute_Definition: IBI rating for Round 1
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Excellent
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: IBI rating for Round 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Label: IBIRAR2
Attribute_Definition: IBI rating for Round 2
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition: Comments
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/OIRM/BGIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 401 East State Street, First Floor, PO Box 428
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0428
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-777-0672
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-292-7900
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisnet@dep.state.nj.us
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
This organization provides the geographic data "as is". This organization makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. In addition, this organization makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at this organization, no warranty is made by this organization regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.
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Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/stateshp.html>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: None
Recording_Format: None
Fees:
Download Free, however, for-profit organizations must pay our cost of $50 dollars to reproduce the data on off-line media. Fees can be waived if doing government work
Ordering_Instructions:
Download is free. Individuals requesting information will be required to fill out and submit an information request form. The form may be obtained by contacting NJDEP/BFBM.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2010

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110225
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Leigh Lager
Contact_Organization: NJDEP Bureau of Freshwater Biological Monitoring
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 35 Arctic Parkway, PO Box 427
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-0427
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1095
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: leigh.lager@dep.state.nj.us
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