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Protected Lands of Pima County

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This metadata information is subject to our disclaimer. Metadata information presented here is maintained manually. Therefore, date-sensitive fields such as feature count and date of last update may not be up-to-date. All metadata is subject to errors inherent in a manual process.


Descriptive nameProtected Lands of Pima County
File namepreserve
Spatial domainPima County
AbstractPRESERVE displays parcels and land units that are managed for the preservation of biological values. These parcels and land units incur varying levels of protection and are owned by a variety of public and private entities. In some cases, the owner and manager are not the same. Also, the maintenance of biological values may not be the only stewardship component for a parcel or land unit (e.g., the multiple use mandate for Forest Service lands).

Note, this layer also currently contains certain properties acquired for the protection of cultural resources. These parcels do not represent all the properties Pima County has acquired for cultural resource protection, only those which are likely to be managed for retention of natural soil and vegetation cover. See SLM for a more complete list of cultural resource properties.

PRESERVE attribution includes, but is not limited to: owner, manager, GAP status, funding source, acquisition date, and responsible Pima County department if applicable.

The 'COMIT_MSCP' field is no longer definitive. For the current set of lands that are eligible to serve as Section 10 mitigation, see the layer MSCPPORT.

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Known errors/qualificationsSome parcels have been clipped to preserve area boundaries. Therefore valuations and other parcel attributes that apply to the entire parcel may not be appropriate for parcels that are clipped in this layer.

All DM Urban Encroachment parcels have been moved to dm_os, 10-13-2010.

All GIS ISLANDS have been removed, 10-13-2010
Feature typepolygon
Feature count 3,104
Thumbnail Map preserve.pdf PDF file format   (741,818 bytes, PDF created 11/11/2022 )
ProjectionNAD83 HPGN (Parameters)
Rectificationparcel
Field/value metadata Field metadata
Source organizationPima County
Source contact
Source document or file nameSDCP - Land Stewardship
Source date2000
Source scale
Source formatPaper
Second source nameUniversity of Idaho
Second source contact
Second source document or file namehttp://www.gap.uidaho.edu/GAP/Handbook/SMC.html
Second source date
Second source scale
Second source formatUnknown
Date of last data update
(This date may not be current.)
20180111
Last data update byErik Glenn
Date/time last touched - Meaning? 2022-11-10  08:02 PM - Enterprise GDB - Library input format
  2022-11-11  01:58 AM - Shapefile
  See coverage files, if any, for date.
LineageNew boundaries for Lords and Buckelew Ranches.Rect. 98area.(Nancy)Desert Station,Audubon,W.Brch SntaCruz,Posta Quemada BOR Mitigation,Bee,Mordka,Sirota,Doucette,BarV(Ray),Rancho Seco,King98(JR),TUCMtnPrk,ElephntHead,Tumamoc Globeberry,parcels-Cienega(CD). ospacq, open_spac, comitted layers added (MP).

All DM Urban Encroachment parcels have been moved to dm_os, 10-13-2010.

All GIS ISLANDS have been removed, 10-13-2010
On maintenance?Yes
Maintenance organizationPC ITD GIS
Maintenance frequencyVaries
Maintenance descriptionThis layer was produced as part of a SDCP report on Land Stewardship. It is updated by PC DOT GIS Division as the Plan is revised and new properties are acquired. It is exported from the geodatabase on a nightly basis. Updates should be performed on the geodatabase.
Original conversion byPC DOT GIS Division
Pima County ITD GIS contactMike List
Alternate Pima County ITD GIS contacte-mail address
On  Pima County Geospatial Data Portal? Yes

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