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NatureServe Canada Element Subnational Ranking (ESR)
Entry ID: Canada_NatureServe_ESR


Summary
Abstract: Each Canadian NHP/CDC collects information on the Elements of biodiversity
(plants, animals, and communities) within their jurisdiction and tracks the
taxonomy and status of each Element at the global, national and subnational
levels

The Element ranking records in the NHP/CDC database include
information on the Element's subnational rank (i.e., it's relative rarity or
endangerment in the jurisdiction), the criteria used to determine that rank,
and the subnational inventory, protection and stewardship needs for that
Element. For each Element, the influence of at least 6 basic factors is
considered when assigning an SRANK. For the Element's subnational range these
include: the estimated number of Element Occurrences (EOs); the estimated
abundance; the estimated size of the range; the trend in the Element's
distribution; the estimated number of adequately protected EOs; and the degree
to which the Element is threatened in the jurisdiction. This information is
developed and maintained using established Natural Heritage Methodology
developed by NatureServe and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).The Element
Subnational Ranking (ESR) data are collected and maintained by the Natural
Heritage Programs and Conservation Data Centres using a standardized
methodology to provide accurate and current biodiversity and conservation
information to public and private agencies and individuals. The primary
emphasis is on species and ecological communities that are rare or otherwise
imperiled. Uses of the data can include: natural resource management,
conservation planning, environmental review, biological and ecological
research, land acquisition, and economic development. Through aggregation of
the Element data at regional, national, or range-wide scales, these data can be
used to examine broad patterns and set priorities in a global context.

Data Set Release Place - Provincial data centre (Yukon - Whitehorse; BC -
Victoria; Alberta - Edmonton;
SK - Regina; MB - Winnipeg; ON - Peterborough; PQ - Quebec CIty; Atlantic -
Sackville, NB

Data Set Publisher -
Yukon - Yukon Conservation Data Centre; BC - British Columbia Conservation Data
Centre, AB - Alberta Natural Heritage Information Centre; SK - Saskatchwan
Conservation Data Centre; MB - Manitoba Conservation Data Centre; ON - Ontario
Natural Heritage Information Centre; PQ - Centre de donn?es sur le patrimoine
naturel du Qu?bec; Atlantic - Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre





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Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 84.0 S: 41.5  E: -52.0  W: -141.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: NatureServe
Dataset Title: NatureServe Canada Element Subnational Ranking (ESR)
Dataset Series Name: Usually part of the Heritage Data Management System (HDMS) installation at a provincial Natural Heritage Program (NHP) or Conservation Data Centre (CDC)
Dataset Release Date: 20021125


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1700-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ALBERTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ONTARIO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > QUEBEC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SASKATCHEWAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EXTINCTION RATE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >RANGE CHANGES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Quality
All data are provided as is. Each NHP/CDC makes no warranty as to the currency,
completeness, or accuracy of any specific data. Since the data in the NHP/CDC
databases are continually being updated, it is advisable to refresh data
received at least once a year after its receipt. The data provided are for
planning, assessment, and informational purposes. The data should not be
considered a definitive statement on the presence, absence, or condition of
biological elements at any given location. The lack of data for any geographic
area cannot be construed to mean that no significant features are present.
Element information is derived from site visits; published or unpublished
literature, museum specimens, and personal communications. Not all information
is known or made available to the Natural Heritage Programs and Conservation
Data Centres. Some data supplied to the NHPs/CDCs cannot be provided externally
due to data sensitivity and/or security concerns. Many areas have not been
adequately explored and new locations of species are continuously being
discovered. Heritage information provides the best warning that an area may be
rich in rare elements, but cannot be used to assess the opposite. Therefore,
biological experts for certain species or land areas should be contacted to
reconfirm species location and status.


Access Constraints
Heritage information is only for the intended use of the individual or
organization who requested it. This database and accompanying files may not be
distributed in any way without the consent of the NHP/CDC. Use of the data is
subject to the terms of guidelines and restrictions as described in "Use
Constraints". Providing Heritage's digital database data to other than agreed
upon parties is prohibited.

Pricing is based on scale of data, geographic coverage, access requirements,
and turnaround time required. Please contact the local NHP/CDC for data
licensing fee information.


Use Constraints
NOTE: The text below was modified from NatureServe's standard EO license
agreement. > Use of the Element Subnational Ranking Dataset by the licensed
data users shall be governed by the following provisions:
Data Use Guidelines and Restrictions
1. {Program name} reserves all rights in data provided. All data are
provided as is. {Program name} makes no warranty as to the currency,
completeness, or accuracy of any specific data. Since the data in the central
databases are continually being updated, any electronic data should be
refreshed at least once a year after its receipt.
2. Distribution of any electronic data provided by {Program name}, in
whole or in part, to other than agreed upon parties, or posting of these data
in whole or in part on any public computer network may only be done with prior
written permission from {Program name}. All parties receiving these data must
be informed of these restrictions.
3. The data provided are for planning, assessment, and informational
purposes. The data should not be considered a definitive statement on the
presence, absence, or condition of biological elements at any given location.
The lack of data for any geographic area cannot be construed to mean that no
significant features are present. Site-specific projects or activities should
be reviewed for potential environmental impacts with appropriate regulatory
agencies. If ground-disturbing activities are proposed on a site, the
appropriate natural heritage program(s) can be contacted for a site-specific
review of the project area. For contact information, see the NatureServe web
site at: www.natureserve.org.
4. The data user will provide appropriate citation and/or
acknowledgment on all products, publications or media announcements derived
from the provided dataset. The citation from Section 1.1 and the
acknowledgement statement below should be used on publications or other
products. As appropriate, {Program name}'s logo should also be used on
publications or other products where {Program name} contributed data or
information.
Acknowledgement Statement:
This information is provided by {NatureServe (www.natureserve.org) and
{Program name}}, a leading source of information about rare and endangered
species, and threatened ecosystems.
5. As possible, provide NatureServe a copy of any materials that were
produced that include NatureServe data. Please send these documents Attn: Jason
McNees, NatureServe, 1101 Wilson Blvd., 15th Floor, Arlington, Virginia 22209
As time permits, please note any errors or omissions that you find in
the data. Such comments will be valuable in improving the quality of {Program
name}'s data.The NHP/CDC shall have no liability or responsibility with respect
to any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or
indirectly by the dataset, including but not limited to any interruption of
service, loss of business, anticipatory profits or indirect, special, or
consequential damages resulting from the use or operation of the dataset. The
NHP/CDC shall have no liability for any claim of infringement or rights by
third parties based on any use of the Licensed Dataset in combination with
programs, software, hardware, or equipment not designated by the NHP/CDC,
without prior written approval by the NHP/CDC if such infringement could have
been avoided had the Licensed Dataset not been so used. The NHP/CDC shall not
be held liable for improper or incorrect use or interpretation of the data
described and/or contained in data reports. It is strongly recommended that
these data be directly acquired from the NHP/CDC and/or the appropriate Natural
Heritage Programs and Conservation Data Centres, and not indirectly through
other sources that may have changed the data in some way. It is also
recommended that that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata
file associated with these data. The NHP/CDC regularly makes additions and
changes to these data and it is also recommended that users the NHP/CDC if the
term of the data license has expired.


Keywords
GCMD
BIODIVERSITY
CONSERVATION DATA CENTRE
NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM
NATURESERVE
RARE
THREATENED


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
NatureServe, Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.natureserve-canada.ca/
Dataset ID: Element Subnational Ranking (ESR) data

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEVE CURTIS
Phone: +01-613-759-1861
Fax: +01-613-759-1701
Email: curtiss at agr.gc.ca
Contact Address:
c/o Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
K.W. Neatby Building,
Room 2091 - 960 Carling Ave.
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0C6
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Please See Access Constraints


Personnel
PETE SORRILL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-705-755-2157
Fax: +01-705-755-2168
Email: peter.sorrill at mnr.gov.on.ca
Contact Address:
Ontario Natural heritage Information Centre
300 Water St., 2nd Floor, North Tower
P.O. Box 7000
K9J 8M5
City: Peterborough
Province or State: ON
Country: CANADA


STEVE CURTIS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-613-759-1861
Fax: +01-613-759-1701
Email: curtiss at agr.gc.ca
Contact Address:
c/o Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
K.W. Neatby Building,
Room 2091 - 960 Carling Ave.
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0C6
Country: Canada


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-11-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-03-30



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