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NHNM Information Request Fields

NHNM Standard Fields for Information Requests – 1/7/2014

  • Elcode_bcd - Alphanumeric code used as unique identifier (record key) for each species or community by NatureServe in Heritage methodology.
  • SubnationalID - Unique ID for the species connecting the NMBiotics database to the Biotics database of NatureServe for a species.
  • CommonName - Common name of the species.
  • SiteName - Name of specific study area assigned by NHNM or the field observer/collector.
  • ScientificName - Scientific name of the species.
  • Tracked - Indicates if NHNM is currently entering and keeping data up to date for the species attached to the mapped location.
  • GRank (Global Rank) - A conservation rank of a species from a global (i.e., rangewide) perspective, characterizing the relative rarity or imperilment of the species or community.
  • SRank (State Rank) - The conservation status of a species from the subnational (state) jurisdiction perspective, characterizing the relative rarity or imperilment of the species.
  • USESA - US Endangered Species Act status in NM.
  • eo_num - A legacy field (internal use only).
  • StateStatus - State protection status as determined by New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (animals) and New Mexico Forestry Division of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (plants).
  • eo_id - Element Occurrence (EO) Identifier - unique number for each EO. An EO is an area of land and/or water in which a species is, or was, present. An EO should have practical conservation value for the Element as evidenced by potential continued (or historical) presence and/or regular recurrence at a given location. For more information see http://www.natureserve.org/conservation-tools/standards-methods/element-occurrence-data-standard.
  • PlaceName - Geographic location assigned by NHNM or adopted from data provided by the field observer/collector.
  • SF_ID (Source Feature ID). A unique number for each mapped location.
  • FirstObsDate - Date that the species was first reported at the site
  • LastSurveyor - Name of most recent surveyor.
  • LastObsDate - The date that the species was last observed to be extant at the site.
  • LastSurveyDate - The last date the site was visited to look for the species identified in this record.
  • TotalLastCount – Total number of individuals counted at last survey.
  • LastEstimatedCount - Number of individuals estimated at last survey.
  • ActiveOnLastSurvey – Indicates whether species was found on last survey (-1 if species was found, 0 if not found).
  • UncertaintyDistance - Locational Uncertainty Distance (in meters). A measure of how far off this feature could be from where it was mapped based on the locational information provided.
  • Sensitive - Data Sensitive EO - Indicates whether locational information on this Element Occurrence (EO) is sensitive and should be restricted from unsecured use.
  • NegativeSurvey - Indicates that species was not found at this location.
  • SpeciesUse - Descriptive label assigned to observed areas (e.g. migratory, breeding, foraging areas, etc.)
  • PrecisionBCD - Legacy field, an indication of locational accuracy.
  • TaxCategory - Taxonomic Category -the general taxonomic group this species belongs to.
  • FirstSpecMuseum - Museum where collected data came from. This only includes the first museum listed, there may be multiple specimens accessioned at other museums.
  • Object_ID - ArcGIS generated feature ID.
  • Shape_Length - Length of feature in internal units.
  • Shape_Area - Area of feature in internal units squared.