Wildlife Habitat Features - WSI Surveys

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A wildlife feature observation is a record of a detection of a wildlife habitat feature (e.g. nest, or wildlife tree). An observation is made when a surveyor makes a visit to a Design Component on a specific date at a specific time. Each observation may be geo-referenced in itself or simply by association with a specific Design Component. Observations are recorded on the General Survey or Census forms, and may include information on species, sex, age class, activity, and/or measurements, depending on whether the animal is in-hand or roaming free.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Purpose

The dataset was created to provide better information for wildlife management, the protection of biodiversity. The intent on having a central repository for inventory data is to facilitate the storage and access of inventory results needed to make informed management decisions.

Lineage Statement

This view is a subset of WHSE_WILDLIFE_INVENTORY.SPI_SURVEY_OBS_NONSENS_SP

Contact Information

NameWildlife Species Inventory Mailbox [pointOfContact] (custodian)
EmailSPI_Mail@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-03-19
Record Last Modified 2019-04-08
Resource Status onGoing
Spatial DataSDO_GEOMETRY

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_WILDLIFE_INVENTORY.SPI_WHF_SURVEY_OBS_NS_SV

Short Name: WHF_SO_NS
Comments: Wildlife Habitat Feaures is a subset of the nonsensitive survey observations of wildlife or their sign that originate from the Species Inventory (SPI) database.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
SURVEY_OBSERVATION_ID SRVY_BS_ID NUMBER 10 SURVEY OBSERVATION ID is a unique identifier for a survey observation in the SPI database as supplied by the business area which is used as the primary key..
SPECIES_CODE SPECIES_CD VARCHAR2 35 SPECIES CODE is a unique Resource Information Standards Committee (RISC) standard code for a plant or animal species, based on its scientific or common name. e.g., M-URAR
SPECIES_ENGLISH_NAME SPCS_NGLSM VARCHAR2 50 SPECIES ENGLISH NAME is a standard provincial English name of the species or taxa. e.g., Grizzly Bear
SCIENTIFIC_NAME SCNTFC_NM VARCHAR2 150 SCIENTIFIC NAME is a standard provincial scientific name of the species or taxa. e.g., Ursus arctos
PROJECT_NAME PROJECT_NM VARCHAR2 200 PROJECT NAME is the name of a wildlife species inventory project.
PROJECT_WEB_PAGE PRJCT_WB_E VARCHAR2 255 PROJECT WEB PAGE is the standard web interface for deep-linking to the Species Inventory Web Explorer search engine using the project ID.
BCSEE_SPECIES_CODE_URL BCS_SPCS_L VARCHAR2 255 BCSEE SPECIES CODE URL is a standard web interface for deep-linking to the British Columbia Species and Ecosystem Explorer search engine using the species code or Element Subnational ID.
SEX SEX VARCHAR2 2 SEX is the sex of the individual. e.g., UC - UnClassed
OBSERVED_NUMBER OBSRVD_NMR NUMBER 5 OBSERVED NUMBER is usually the total number of animals detected at the point location. A Count of 0 means none of the target taxa were detected. A Count of 1 means one of three things: (1) Exactly one animal was detected, (2) At least one animal was detected and more detail is given in the survey-specific data fields, or (3) Sign of at least one animal was detected and more detail is given in the survey-specific data fields.
OBSERVATION_DATETIME OBSRVTN_DE DATE 7 OBSERVATION DATETIME is the date and time that a species was observed.
OBSERVATION_YEAR OBSRVTN_YR NUMBER 4 OBSERVATION YEAR is the year, in 4-digit format, that a species was observed.
OBSERVATION_MONTH OBSRVTN_MH NUMBER 2 OBSERVATION MONTH is the month (1 through 12) that a species was observed.
OBSERVATION_DAY OBSRVTN_DY NUMBER 2 OBSERVATION DAY is the day (1 through 31) that a species was observed.
UTM_ZONE UTM_ZONE NUMBER 4 UTM ZONE is a segment of the Earth's surface 6 degrees of longitude in width. The zones are numbered eastward starting at the meridian 180 degrees from the prime meridian at Greenwich. There are five zones numbered 7 through 11 that cover British Columbia, e.g., Zone 10 with a central meridian at -123 degrees.
UTM_EASTING UTM_EAST NUMBER 6 UTM EASTING is the distance in meters eastward to or from the central meridian of a UTM zone with a false easting of 500000 meters.
UTM_NORTHING UTM_NORTH NUMBER 7 UTM NORTHING is the distance in meters northward from the equator.
LATITUDE LATITUDE NUMBER 8 LATITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (dd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the equator, e.g., 55.323653
LONGITUDE LONGITUDE NUMBER 8 LONGITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (dd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the prime meridian, e.g., -123.093544
DATA_10 DATA_10 VARCHAR2 100 DATA 10 is data relevant to the associated datafield in the FIELD NAME 10 column
DATA_13 DATA_13 VARCHAR2 100 DATA 13 is data relevant to the associated datafield in the FIELD NAME 13 column
STUDY_AREA_NAME STDY_R_NM VARCHAR2 100 STUDY AREA NAME is the name of the Study Area(s) in which this observation occurred.
SURVEY_NAME SURVEY_NM VARCHAR2 100 SURVEY NAME is the name of the Survey that generated this observation
PROVINCIAL_LIST PRVNCL_LST VARCHAR2 15 PROVINCIAL LIST is the provincial List status for the observed species or natural plant community. Possible values are; RED, BLUE, YELLOW, INTRODUCED, ACCIDENTAL, EXTINCT and SPECIAL. SPECIAL records include record sized trees.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 64 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA ANNO_CAD BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.