Threatened and Endangered Species Ranges [Nebraska] Full Details
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- Threatened and Endangered Species Ranges [Nebraska]
- This data is showing the current ranges in Nebraska for the species listed as threatened or endangered in the state. This version supersedes all previously dated versions. Updates are made to the shapefile as new information becomes available, and periodically updated maps are posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website. A range map is a generalized representation of the distribution of a species. A species might occur anywhere within a mapped range in which there is suitable habitat. These maps show current ranges rather than historical ranges. Thus an area in which a given species formerly occurred is not included if there is a high degree of confidence on the part of NGPC biologists that the species no longer occurs there. Species, particularly those highly mobile such as birds, may occur outside of their range in locations in which the species is generally described as 'accidental' or 'vagrant.' Range maps do not include such locations. Species may also occur outside the range if the range has changed since the time it was last updated.
- State of Nebraska
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- In order to use these data appropriately, users should understand the nature of a range map. A species might be expected to occur anywhere within a mapped range in which there is suitable habitat. These ranges were drawn and edited with the input of biological experts and using locations of documented occurrences for reference. Users should recognize that no surveys have been conducted near the edges of ranges in Nebraska to determine the exact extent of the range. Boundaries should be considered approximate. Users should furthermore recognize that a given species may sometimes occur outside of its range. By their nature, range maps are approximations and are not intended for use at scales larger than originally created. The original scale at which these maps were produced was approximately 1:3,000,000. Acknowledgement of the Nebraska Natural Heritage Program, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission would be appreciated in products derived from these data. The data remain the property of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The data are provided for research, educational, and outreach purposes only. This data set is not designed for use as a regulatory tool in permitting or citing decisions. This is public information and may be interpreted by organizations, agencies, units of government, or others based on needs; however, they are responsible for the appropriate application. Federal, State, or local regulatory bodies are not to reassign to the NGPC any authority for the decisions that they make. The NGPC will not perform any evaluations of these maps for purposes related solely to State or local regulatory programs. Digital data files are periodically updated. Data users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data. Additional constraints pertinent to Whooping Crane data: Any products using the modified Whooping Crane primary migration corridor polygon must acknowledge the USFWS and must abide by the terms described in the accompanying document "Required reading for users of the Whooping Crane migration GIS." Any products using the Whooping Crane Critical Habitat polygon must acknowledge the USFWS and must abide by the terms described in the accompanying metadata record, "Whooping crane critical habitat.htm."Access constraints: None. However, we encourage those interested in using the data to contact NGPC directly rather than obtaining the data from a third party. This is to ensure that users obtain the most current version of the data/metadata.
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