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Data Layer GraphicTitle: "Natural Heritage Element Occurrences" (2008)
Description: The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, Natural Heritage Program in cooperation with the NC Center for Geographic Information & Analysis, developed the digital Natural Heritage Element Occurrences data for research or planning projects that will contribute to better protection for the ecological features involved. The file enables the user to identify locations of rare and endangered species populations and occurrences of exemplary or unique natural ecosystems (terrestrial and palustrine) and special wildlife habitats. This file covers the state of North Carolina. Due to its dynamic nature, this data becomes outdated very quickly. This data was created to assist governmental agencies and others in making resource management decisions through use of a Geographic Information System (GIS).
Keywords and Themes: Element Occurrences, Endangered Species, Environment, Natural Communities, Natural Ecosystems, Rare Species
Filename Prefix: nheo
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Mapped Drive Folder: /cgia83/ncom200803/
Total size of data files: 62 MB
Data Type: Shapefile
Feature Type: Polygon
Coordinate System: NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Carolina_FIPS_3200
Datum: North American Datum of 1983Map Units: meters

Spatial Extent: North Carolina
Source Scale: 1:24,000

Created by: NC DENR, Div. of Parks and Recreation, Natural Heritage Program
Released by: NC CGIA via NC
Content Date: varies - see metadata
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Collection Name: NC OneMap - 3/25/2008
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Acquired Date: Downloaded Mar 25, 2008
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

Note: Public download and possible updated data are available from NC OneMap

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Record ID: 3321_NCOM

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