siteclass_poly

Data format: File Geodatabase Feature Class

File or table name: siteclass_poly

Coordinate system: Lambert Conformal Conic

Theme keywords: siteclass, sitka zone, soils, sitka, soil site, site index, private forest land grading system, forest & fish, pflg

Abstract: The siteclass data layer was created for use in implementing new Forest Practices' Riparian Management Rules. (See WAC 222-30-021 and 222-30-022.) The siteclass information was derived from the DNR soils data layer's site index codes and major tree species codes for western and eastern Washington soils contained in the layer's Soils-Main table and Soils-Pflg (private forest land grade) table. Site index ranges in the Soils_PFLG took precedence over site index ranges in the Soils-Main table where data existed. Siteclass codes as derived from the soil survey: For Western Washington, the 50 year site index is used SITECLASS SITE INDEX RANGE I 137+ II 119-136 III 97-118 IV 76-96 V 1-75 For Eastern Washington, the 100 year site index is used SITECLASS SITE INDEX RANGE I 120+ II 101-120 III 81-100 IV 61-80 V 1-60 In addition to the coding scheme above, the following codes were added for rule compliance: SITECLASS DESCRIPTION 6 (Red Alder) The soils major species code indicated Red Alder 7 (ND/GP) No data), NA, or gravel pit 8 (NC/MFP) Non-commercial or marginal commercial forest land 9 (WAT) Water body (Rule note: If the site index does not exist or indicates red alder, noncommercial, or marginally commercial species, the following apply: If the whole RMZ width is within those categories, use site class V. If those categories occupy only a portion of the RMZ width, then use the site index for conifer in the adjacent soil polygon.) WADNR SOILS LAYER INFORMATION LAYER: SOILS GEN.SOURCE: State soils mapping program CODE DOCUMENT: State soil surveys CONTACT: NA COVER TYPE: Spatial polygon coverage DATA TYPE: Primary data Information for the SOILS data layer was derived from the Private Forest Land Grading system (PFLG) and subsequent soil surveys. PFLG was a five year mapping program completed in 1980 for the purpose of forest land taxation. It was funded by the Washington State Department of Revenue in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, Soil Conservation Service (SCS), USDA Forest Service and Washington State University. State and private lands which had the potential of supporting commercial forest stands were surveyed. Some Indian tribal and federal lands were surveyed. Because this was a cooperative soil survey project, agricultural and non- commercial forest lands were also included within some survey areas. After the Department of Natural Resources originally developed its geographic information system, digitized soils delineations and a few soil attributes were transferred to the system. Remaining PFLG soil attributes were added at a later time and are now available through associated lookup tables. SCS soils data on agricultural lands also have subsequently been added to this data layer. Approximately 1100 townships wholly or partially contain digitized soils data (2101 townships would provide complete coverage of the state of Washington). SOILS data are currently stored in the Polygon Attribute Table (.PAT) and INFO expansion files. COORDINATE SYSTEM: WA State Plane South Zone (5626) (N. zone converted to S. zone) COORDINATE UNITS: Feet HORIZONTAL DATUM: NAD27 PROJECTION NAME: Lambert Conformal Conic **** MAJOR CODES USED FOR SITECLASS DATA***** PFLG DATA: ITEM: PFLG.MAJ.SPEC TITLE: Potential major tree species for given soil FORMAT: INPUT OUTPUT DATA DECIMAL ARRAY ARRAY WIDTH WIDTH TYPE PLACES OCCUR. INDEX ------------------------------------------------- 3 3 C 0 0 0 CODE TABLE OR VALUE RANGE: SOIL.MAJ.SPEC.CODE DESCRIPTION: Potentially major tree species for a given soil type. The data carried by this item describes a major commercial tree species that could potentially grow on a specific soil type as identified in the Private Forest Land Grading program (PFLG). Non-tree codes are also included to map non-soil ground cover, e.g. water, gravel pits. ITEM: PFLG.SITE.INDEX TITLE: Mean site index calc.from trees on given soil FORMAT: INPUT OUTPUT DATA DECIMAL ARRAY ARRAY WIDTH WIDTH TYPE PLACES OCCUR. INDEX ------------------------------------------------- 3 3 I 0 0 0 CODE TABLE OR VALUE RANGE: 0-200 DESCRIPTION: Site index data collected for the Private Forest Land Grading soils program (PFLG). It is a designation of the quality of a forest site based on the height of of the tallest trees (dominant and co-dominant trees) in a stand at an arbitrarily chosen age. Usually the age chosen is 50 or 100 years. For example, if the average height attained by the tallest trees in a fully stocked stand at the age of 50 years is 75 feet, the site index is 75 feet. Westside site conditions are estimated by using an index age of 50 years, while eastside site conditions are estimated by using an index age of 100 years. -------------------------------------------------------------------- SOILS-MAIN DATA: CODE TABLE NAME: SOIL.MAJ.SPEC.CODE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CODE MAP/REPORT MAP CODE DESCRIPTION LABEL SYMB --------- ------------ ---- -------------------------------------------------- AF ALPINE FIR 0 Subalpine fir DF DOUGLAS FIR 0 Douglas fir GF GRAND FIR 0 Grand fir GP GRAVEL PIT 0 Gravel pit LP LODGEPOLE PN 0 Lodgepole pine MFP MAR FOR PROD 0 Marginal forest productivity NA N/A 0 Not applicable NC NON-COMMERC 0 Non-commercial ND NO DATA 0 No data PP PONDEROSA PN 0 Ponderosa pine RA RED ALDER 0 Red alder WAT WATER 0 Water WH W HEMLOCK 0 Western hemlock WL W LARCH 0 Western larch WP W WHITE PINE 0 Western white pine ITEM: SITE.INDEX.SIDE TITLE: Indicates 100 yr or 50 yr soil site index FORMAT: INPUT OUTPUT DATA DECIMAL ARRAY ARRAY WIDTH WIDTH TYPE PLACES OCCUR. INDEX ------------------------------------------------- 1 1 C 0 0 0 CODE FILE OR VALUE RANGE: SITE.INDEX.SIDE.CODE DESCRIPTION: Code used to indicate whether 100 year or 50 year site index tables are used to calculate the site index of a soil type. Note that some site indexes for "eastside" soils are based on the 50 year index table. SITE.INDEX.SIDE Indicates 100 yr or 50 yr soil site index CODE FILE SITE.INDEX.SIDE.CODE IS NOT USED BY OTHER ITEMS CODE MAP/REPORT MAP CODE DESCRIPTION LABEL SYMB --------- ------------ ---- -------------------------------------------------- E 100 YR SITE 0 Soil site index based on 100 year table W 50 YR SITE 0 Soil site index based on 50 year table ------------------------------------------------------------------

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Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division

*Title:
siteclass_poly
*File or table name: siteclass_poly

Publication date: September 2001
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data

*Online linkage: file://snarf/am/div_fp/users/ccar/temp/siteclass/siteclass.gdb

Description:
Abstract:
The siteclass data layer was created for use in implementing new Forest
Practices' Riparian Management Rules. (See WAC 222-30-021 and 222-30-022.) The siteclass information was derived from the DNR soils data layer's site index
codes and major tree species codes for western and eastern Washington soils
contained in the layer's Soils-Main table and Soils-Pflg (private forest land
grade) table. Site index ranges in the Soils_PFLG took precedence over site
index ranges in the Soils-Main table where data existed.

Siteclass codes as derived from the soil survey:

For Western Washington, the 50 year site index is used
        SITECLASS               SITE INDEX RANGE
        I                       137+
        II                      119-136
        III                     97-118
        IV                      76-96
        V                       1-75

For Eastern Washington, the 100 year site index is used
        SITECLASS               SITE INDEX RANGE
        I                       120+
        II                      101-120
        III                     81-100
        IV                      61-80
        V                       1-60

In addition to the coding scheme above, the following codes were added for
rule compliance:

     	SITECLASS	DESCRIPTION
     	6 (Red Alder)	The soils major species code indicated Red Alder
	7 (ND/GP)	No data), NA, or gravel pit
	8 (NC/MFP)	Non-commercial or marginal commercial forest land
	9 (WAT)		Water body



(Rule note:  If the site index does not exist or indicates red alder,
noncommercial, or marginally commercial species, the following apply:
If the whole RMZ width is within those categories, use site class V.
If those categories occupy only a portion of the RMZ width, then use the
site index for conifer in the adjacent soil polygon.)



WADNR SOILS LAYER INFORMATION

          LAYER: SOILS
          GEN.SOURCE: State soils mapping program
          CODE DOCUMENT: State soil surveys

          CONTACT: NA
          COVER TYPE: Spatial polygon coverage
          DATA TYPE: Primary data

     Information for the SOILS data layer was derived from the
     Private Forest Land Grading system (PFLG) and subsequent
     soil surveys.  PFLG was a five year mapping program
     completed in 1980 for the purpose of forest land taxation.
     It was funded by the Washington State Department of Revenue
     in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources,
     Soil Conservation Service (SCS), USDA Forest Service and
     Washington State University.

     State and private lands which had the potential of
     supporting commercial forest stands were surveyed.  Some
     Indian tribal and federal lands were surveyed.  Because this
     was a cooperative soil survey project, agricultural and non-
     commercial forest lands were also included within some
     survey areas.

     After the Department of Natural Resources originally
     developed its geographic information system, digitized
     soils delineations and a few soil attributes were
     transferred to the system.  Remaining PFLG soil attributes
     were added at a later time and are now available through
     associated lookup tables.  SCS soils data on agricultural
     lands also have subsequently been added to this data layer.

     Approximately 1100 townships wholly or partially contain
     digitized soils data (2101 townships would provide complete
     coverage of the state of Washington).

     SOILS data are currently stored in the Polygon Attribute
     Table (.PAT) and INFO expansion files.

     COORDINATE SYSTEM: WA State Plane South Zone (5626)
                        (N. zone converted to S. zone)
     COORDINATE UNITS:  Feet
     HORIZONTAL DATUM:  NAD27
     PROJECTION NAME:   Lambert Conformal Conic

	**** MAJOR CODES USED FOR SITECLASS DATA*****

PFLG DATA:

         ITEM:   PFLG.MAJ.SPEC
         TITLE:  Potential major tree species for given soil

         FORMAT: INPUT   OUTPUT   DATA   DECIMAL     ARRAY   ARRAY
                 WIDTH   WIDTH    TYPE   PLACES      OCCUR.  INDEX
                 -------------------------------------------------
                     3       3       C        0          0       0

         CODE TABLE OR VALUE RANGE: SOIL.MAJ.SPEC.CODE
         DESCRIPTION:
               Potentially major tree species for a given soil type.  The
               data carried by this item describes a major commercial
               tree species that could potentially grow on a specific
               soil type as identified in the Private Forest Land Grading
               program (PFLG).  Non-tree codes are also included to map
               non-soil ground cover, e.g. water, gravel pits.


         ITEM:   PFLG.SITE.INDEX
         TITLE:  Mean site index calc.from trees on given soil

         FORMAT: INPUT   OUTPUT   DATA   DECIMAL     ARRAY   ARRAY
                 WIDTH   WIDTH    TYPE   PLACES      OCCUR.  INDEX
                 -------------------------------------------------
                     3       3       I        0          0       0

         CODE TABLE OR VALUE RANGE: 0-200
         DESCRIPTION:
               Site index data collected for the Private Forest Land
               Grading soils program (PFLG).  It is a designation
               of the quality of a forest site based on the height of
               of the tallest trees (dominant and co-dominant trees)
               in a stand at an arbitrarily chosen age.  Usually the
               age chosen is 50 or 100 years.
               For example, if the average height attained by the
               tallest trees in a fully stocked stand at the age of 50
               years is 75 feet, the site index is 75 feet.  Westside
               site conditions are estimated by using an index age of
               50 years, while eastside site conditions are estimated
               by using an index age of 100 years.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

SOILS-MAIN DATA:

  CODE TABLE NAME:  SOIL.MAJ.SPEC.CODE
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 CODE       MAP/REPORT   MAP  CODE DESCRIPTION
            LABEL        SYMB
 ---------  ------------ ---- --------------------------------------------------

  AF        ALPINE FIR      0 Subalpine fir
  DF        DOUGLAS FIR     0 Douglas fir
  GF        GRAND FIR       0 Grand fir
  GP        GRAVEL PIT      0 Gravel pit
  LP        LODGEPOLE PN    0 Lodgepole pine
  MFP       MAR FOR PROD    0 Marginal forest productivity
  NA        N/A             0 Not applicable
  NC        NON-COMMERC     0 Non-commercial
  ND        NO DATA         0 No data
  PP        PONDEROSA PN    0 Ponderosa pine
  RA        RED ALDER       0 Red alder
  WAT       WATER           0 Water
  WH        W HEMLOCK       0 Western hemlock
  WL        W LARCH         0 Western larch
  WP        W WHITE PINE    0 Western white pine

       ITEM:   SITE.INDEX.SIDE
       TITLE:  Indicates 100 yr or 50 yr soil site index

       FORMAT: INPUT   OUTPUT   DATA   DECIMAL     ARRAY   ARRAY
                 WIDTH   WIDTH    TYPE   PLACES      OCCUR.  INDEX
                 -------------------------------------------------
                     1       1       C        0          0       0

         CODE FILE OR VALUE RANGE: SITE.INDEX.SIDE.CODE
         DESCRIPTION:
               Code used to indicate whether 100 year or 50 year site
               index tables are used to calculate the site index of a
               soil type.  Note that some site indexes for "eastside"
               soils are based on the 50 year index table.

 SITE.INDEX.SIDE  Indicates 100 yr or 50 yr soil site index

 CODE FILE SITE.INDEX.SIDE.CODE             IS NOT USED BY OTHER ITEMS
 CODE       MAP/REPORT   MAP  CODE DESCRIPTION
            LABEL        SYMB
 ---------  ------------ ---- --------------------------------------------------

  E         100 YR SITE     0 Soil site index based on 100 year table
  W         50 YR SITE      0 Soil site index based on 50 year table
------------------------------------------------------------------

Purpose:
Siteclass data is used for ???

*Language of dataset: en

Time period of content:
Time period information:
Multiple dates/times:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: September 2001

Currentness reference:
publication date

Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance and update frequency: None planned

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -124.755110
*East bounding coordinate: -116.911736
*North bounding coordinate: 49.049253
*South bounding coordinate: 45.486978

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: 618062.437406
*Right bounding coordinate: 2502309.249942
*Top bounding coordinate: 1355563.749945
*Bottom bounding coordinate: 81876.976458

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: siteclass, sitka zone, soils, sitka, soil site, site index, private forest land grading system, forest & fish, pflg
Theme keyword thesaurus: None

Place:
Place keywords: Washington State, Washington, Pacific, Northwest

Temporal:
Temporal keywords: 2001

Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
Reproduction or redistribution of copyrighted digital data sets or products derived from outside of licensees' organization or entity is expressly forbidden. The only exception is redistribution to consultants working for the licensee, and then only for purposes, related to work for the licensee. Such consultants may not further reproduce or redistribute these data sets. None of these data shall be electronically duplicated on magnetic or optical media for use by thers, in whole or part, without permission of the appropiate custodial division of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.  Any hardcopies utilizing these data sets shall clearly indicate their source. If the licensee has modified the data in any way they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed on the hardcopy map. Licensee specifically agrees not to misrepresent these data sets, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact person: Doretta Collins
Contact organization: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division
Contact position: Data Steward

Contact voice telephone: 360-902-1426
Contact facsimile telephone: 360-902-1428

Contact electronic mail address: doretta.collins@wadnr.gov

Contact instructions:
WAU data distribution contact:

Tom Boyd
GIS Analyst
DNR - Forest Practices
360-902-1403
tom.boyd@wadnr.gov

*Native dataset format: File Geodatabase Feature Class
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500

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Data Quality Information:

Completeness report:
Data set is statewide but incomplete.

Positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy:
Quantitative horizontal positional accuracy assessment:

Lineage:
Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Title:
WADNR SOILS LAYER

Type of source media: online
Source citation abbreviation:
WADNR SOILS LAYER
Source contribution:
WADNR SOILS LAYER INFORMATION

          LAYER: SOILS
          GEN.SOURCE: State soils mapping program
          CODE DOCUMENT: State soil surveys

          CONTACT: NA
          COVER TYPE: Spatial polygon coverage
          DATA TYPE: Primary data

     Information for the SOILS data layer was derived from the
     Private Forest Land Grading system (PFLG) and subsequent
     soil surveys.  PFLG was a five year mapping program
     completed in 1980 for the purpose of forest land taxation.
     It was funded by the Washington State Department of Revenue
     in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources,
     Soil Conservation Service (SCS), USDA Forest Service and
     Washington State University.

     State and private lands which had the potential of
     supporting commercial forest stands were surveyed.  Some
     Indian tribal and federal lands were surveyed.  Because this
     was a cooperative soil survey project, agricultural and non-
     commercial forest lands were also included within some
     survey areas.

     After the Department of Natural Resources originally
     developed its geographic information system, digitized
     soils delineations and a few soil attributes were
     transferred to the system.  Remaining PFLG soil attributes
     were added at a later time and are now available through
     associated lookup tables.  SCS soils data on agricultural
     lands also have subsequently been added to this data layer.

     Approximately 1100 townships wholly or partially contain
     digitized soils data (2101 townships would provide complete
     coverage of the state of Washington).

     SOILS data are currently stored in the Polygon Attribute
     Table (.PAT) and INFO expansion files.

     COORDINATE SYSTEM: WA State Plane South Zone (5626)
                        (N. zone converted to S. zone)
     COORDINATE UNITS:  Feet
     HORIZONTAL DATUM:  NAD27
     PROJECTION NAME:   Lambert Conformal Conic

	**** MAJOR CODES USED FOR SITECLASS DATA*****

PFLG DATA:

         ITEM:   PFLG.MAJ.SPEC
         TITLE:  Potential major tree species for given soil

         FORMAT: INPUT   OUTPUT   DATA   DECIMAL     ARRAY   ARRAY
                 WIDTH   WIDTH    TYPE   PLACES      OCCUR.  INDEX
                 -------------------------------------------------
                     3       3       C        0          0       0

         CODE TABLE OR VALUE RANGE: SOIL.MAJ.SPEC.CODE
         DESCRIPTION:
               Potentially major tree species for a given soil type.  The
               data carried by this item describes a major commercial
               tree species that could potentially grow on a specific
               soil type as identified in the Private Forest Land Grading
               program (PFLG).  Non-tree codes are also included to map
               non-soil ground cover, e.g. water, gravel pits.


         ITEM:   PFLG.SITE.INDEX
         TITLE:  Mean site index calc.from trees on given soil

         FORMAT: INPUT   OUTPUT   DATA   DECIMAL     ARRAY   ARRAY
                 WIDTH   WIDTH    TYPE   PLACES      OCCUR.  INDEX
                 -------------------------------------------------
                     3       3       I        0          0       0

         CODE TABLE OR VALUE RANGE: 0-200
         DESCRIPTION:
               Site index data collected for the Private Forest Land
               Grading soils program (PFLG).  It is a designation
               of the quality of a forest site based on the height of
               of the tallest trees (dominant and co-dominant trees)
               in a stand at an arbitrarily chosen age.  Usually the
               age chosen is 50 or 100 years.
               For example, if the average height attained by the
               tallest trees in a fully stocked stand at the age of 50
               years is 75 feet, the site index is 75 feet.  Westside
               site conditions are estimated by using an index age of
               50 years, while eastside site conditions are estimated
               by using an index age of 100 years.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

SOILS-MAIN DATA:

  CODE TABLE NAME:  SOIL.MAJ.SPEC.CODE
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 CODE       MAP/REPORT   MAP  CODE DESCRIPTION
            LABEL        SYMB
 ---------  ------------ ---- --------------------------------------------------

  AF        ALPINE FIR      0 Subalpine fir
  DF        DOUGLAS FIR     0 Douglas fir
  GF        GRAND FIR       0 Grand fir
  GP        GRAVEL PIT      0 Gravel pit
  LP        LODGEPOLE PN    0 Lodgepole pine
  MFP       MAR FOR PROD    0 Marginal forest productivity
  NA        N/A             0 Not applicable
  NC        NON-COMMERC     0 Non-commercial
  ND        NO DATA         0 No data
  PP        PONDEROSA PN    0 Ponderosa pine
  RA        RED ALDER       0 Red alder
  WAT       WATER           0 Water
  WH        W HEMLOCK       0 Western hemlock
  WL        W LARCH         0 Western larch
  WP        W WHITE PINE    0 Western white pine

       ITEM:   SITE.INDEX.SIDE
       TITLE:  Indicates 100 yr or 50 yr soil site index

       FORMAT: INPUT   OUTPUT   DATA   DECIMAL     ARRAY   ARRAY
                 WIDTH   WIDTH    TYPE   PLACES      OCCUR.  INDEX
                 -------------------------------------------------
                     1       1       C        0          0       0

         CODE FILE OR VALUE RANGE: SITE.INDEX.SIDE.CODE
         DESCRIPTION:
               Code used to indicate whether 100 year or 50 year site
               index tables are used to calculate the site index of a
               soil type.  Note that some site indexes for "eastside"
               soils are based on the 50 year index table.

 SITE.INDEX.SIDE  Indicates 100 yr or 50 yr soil site index

 CODE FILE SITE.INDEX.SIDE.CODE             IS NOT USED BY OTHER ITEMS
 CODE       MAP/REPORT   MAP  CODE DESCRIPTION
            LABEL        SYMB
 ---------  ------------ ---- --------------------------------------------------

  E         100 YR SITE     0 Soil site index based on 100 year table
  W         50 YR SITE      0 Soil site index based on 50 year table
------------------------------------------------------------------

Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Title:
Private Forest Land Grading System (PFLG)

Source citation abbreviation:
Private Forest Land Grading System (PFLG)
Source contribution:
Information for the SOILS data layer was derived from the Private Forest Land Grading system (PFLG) and subsequent soil surveys.  PFLG was a five year mapping program completed in 1980 for the purpose of forest land taxation.  It was funded by the Washington State Department of Revenue in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, Soil Conservation Service (SCS), USDA Forest Service and Washington State University.

Process step:
Process description:
DERIVATION METHODOLOGY (for Intermediary Product: SOILSITE layer - not
for distribution):
  by Laura Vaugeois

Site Class information for all areas where we have soils information.
Coverage derived from the WADNR SOILS layer, for use in implementing the new
(Forest & Fish) legislation. *See siteindex.aml and siteidxpatch.aml for
the programs to derive this data from the SOILS layer.  The generic version
of how it was done can be found at the bottom of this file.  Original data
in WA State Plane, South Zone projection, NAD 1927.  All statements on
accuracy and resolution of the data can be found in the SOILS metadata,
as can the item definitions of the data originally from the soils layer.

*Contact Laura Vaugeois about these programs.

 DATAFILE NAME: SOILSITE.PAT                                   July,2001 
   18 ITEMS: STARTING IN POSITION    1
 COL  ITEM NAME         WDTH OPUT TYP N.DEC  ALTERNATE NAME
    1  AREA                4   12  F    3
    5  PERIMETER           4   12  F    3
    9  SOILSITE#           4    5  B    -
   13  SOILSITE-ID         4    5  B    -
   17  PFLG.FLD.MAP.CD     9    9  C    -from the original soils data
   26  PFLG.SURV.CD        2    2  I    -from the original soils data
   28  ST.SOIL.SYM         4    4  C    -from the original soils data
   32  TOWN.ID             7    7  I    -from the original soils data
   39  SOIL.NO             8    8  I    -from the original soils data
   47  SOIL.MAJ.SPEC       3    3  C    -from the original soils data
   50  SITE.INDEX          3    3  I    -from the original soils data
   53  SITE.INDEX.SIDE     1    1  C    -from the original soils data
   54  PFLG.MAJ.SPEC       3    3  C    -from the original soils data
   57  PFLG.SITE.INDEX     3    3  I    -from the original soils data
   60  SOY.SITE.CLASS      1    1  I    -site class using the soils-main info
   61  PFLG.SITE.CLASS     1    1  I    -site class using the soils-pflg info
   62  SITE.CLASS          1    1  I    -actual site class (preference given
					to pflg data)
   63  SCNUMERAL           6    6  C    -site class in roman numeral format
      **  REDEFINED ITEMS  **
   39  TWP.CODE            4    4  I    -from the soils data
   26  PFLG.SOIL.SYM       6    6  C    -from the soils data
   17  SOIL.COMB.ID       15   15  C    -from the soils data

SOY.SITE.CLASS
        -the site class assigned to the polygon based solely on the
         data contained int the soils-main table
1 = Site class of 1 as described by the soils-main data
2 = Site class of 2 as described by the soils-main data
3 = Site class of 3 as described by the soils-main data
4 = Site class of 4 as described by the soils-main data
5 = Site class of 5 as described by the soils-main data
6 = Site class of RA as described by the soils-main data
7 = Site class of ND, NA, or GP as described by the soils-main data
8 = Site class of NC or MFP as described by the soils-main data
9 = Site class of WAT as described by the soils-main data

PFLG.SITE.CLASS
        -the site class assigned to the polygon based solely on the
         data contained int the soils-pflg table
1 = Site class of 1 as described by the soils-pflg data
2 = Site class of 2 as described by the soils-pflg data
3 = Site class of 3 as described by the soils-pflg data
4 = Site class of 4 as described by the soils-pflg data
5 = Site class of 5 as described by the soils-pflg data
6 = Site class of RA as described by the soils-pflg data
7 = Site class of ND, NA, or GP as described by the soils-pflg data
8 = Site class of NC or MFP as described by the soils-pflg data
9 = Site class of WAT as described by the soils-pflg data

SITE.CLASS:  final site class (giving preference to PFLG data where it exists.  In cases of complex soils/duplicate state soils symbol, the complex that gives
the highest protection is used.  Soils-main is used in areas where there is no 
corresponding PFLG site index data).

0 = empty inside polygon where there were no surveys
1 = Site class of 1
2 = Site class of 2
3 = Site class of 3
4 = Site class of 4
5 = Site class of 5
6 = Site class of RA
7 = Site class of ND, NA, or GP
8 = Site class of NC or MFP
9 = Site class of WAT  (Note by D.Collins:
    WAT in soils-main overrode soils-pflg table if waterbody polygon was
     mis-identified in pflg table as NA, ND or NC)


SCNUMERAL               -added:  site class in roman numeral format
I       Site class of 1
II      Site class of 2
III     Site class of 3
IV      Site class of 4
V       Site class of 5
RA      Site class of RA
ND/GP   Site class of ND, NA, or GP
NC/MFP  Site class of NC or MFP
WAT     Site class of WAT


LOGIC FLOW:  GOING FROM SITE INDEX TO SITE CLASS FOR FNF RULES.
INPUT DATA:
.soilsall data layer from /database/covers
.soils-main table (strip off excess items to speed up processing)
.soils-pflg table (strip off excess items to speed up processing)

OUTPUT COVER: soilsite (NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION)
-----------------------------------------------
DATA MANIPULATION
."joinitem" the two tables above with soilsall (relate link: st.soil.sym)
.strip unneeded items using "pullitems"
 - items kept:  soil.maj.spec, pflg.maj.spec; site.index, pflg.site.index,
                site.index.side
.additems:
  1.  soy.site.class
  2.  pflg.site.class
  3.  site.class (compare site.class and pflg.site.class - use
        pflg.site.class where exists)
  4.  scnumeral:  additional item to change numbers to numerals for
      mapping purposes
................................................................................

METHODOLOGY FOR FINAL SITECLASS LAYER (D. Collins)           Aug. 2001

 The soilsite layer was dissolved by site.class code. Extra care was taken
in the resulting siteclass database to clean up sliver polygons and
labelerrors that originated in the state soils layer. The state soils layer
still contains those errors that were a result of poor edgematching of
individually mapped and digitized soils surveys.

The output siteclass database contains the following:

DATAFILE NAME: SITECLASS.PAT                                 July 2001
   18 ITEMS: STARTING IN POSITION    1
 COL  ITEM NAME         WDTH OPUT TYP N.DEC  ALTERNATE NAME
     AREA                4   12  F    3
     PERIMETER           4   12  F    3
     SITECLASS#          4    5  B    -
     SITECLASS-ID        4    5  B    -
     SITE.CLASS          1    1  I    -site class
     SCNUMERAL           6    6  C    -site class in roman numeral format



SITE.CLASS       site class #
0 = no information in soils data layer (No Soils Information)
1 = Site class of 1
2 = Site class of 2
3 = Site class of 3
4 = Site class of 4
5 = Site class of 5
6 = Site class of RA
7 = Site class of ND, NA, or GP
8 = Site class of NC or MFP
9 = Site class of WAT (water)

SCNUMERAL         site class in roman numeral format
I       Site class of 1
II      Site class of 2
III     Site class of 3
IV      Site class of 4
V       Site class of 5
RA      Site class of RA  (Red Alder)
ND/GP   Site class of ND/GP (NA, No Data or Gravel Pit)
NC/MFP  Site class of NC or MFP (Non-commerical/marginal commercial)
WAT     Site class of WAT (Water)
ND      Site class of 0 (NSI: No Soils Information)
..............................................................................

Process date: Unknown

Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Laura Vaugeous & Doretta Collins
Contact organization: DNR Forest Prictces Dvision
Contact position: Natural Resource Scientist

Contact voice telephone: 360-902-1405
Contact voice telephone: 360-902-1426 (Doretta Collins)
Contact facsimile telephone: 360-902-1428

Contact electronic mail address: laura.vaugeois@wadnr.gov
Contact electronic mail address: doretta.collins@wadnr.gov

Process step:
Process description:
Metadata imported.

Source used citation abbreviation:
N:\fp\fpcovers\wau0698\metadata.xml

Process step:
Process description:
Metadata imported.

Source used citation abbreviation:
N:\fp\fpcovers\wau_db_meta\metadata.xml

Process step:
Process description:
Metadata imported.

Source used citation abbreviation:
G:\fp\fpcovers\ros\metadata.xml

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Spatial Data Organization Information:

*Direct spatial reference method: Vector

Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
*Name: siteclass_poly
*SDTS point and vector object type: G-polygon
*Point and vector object count: 63084

SDTS terms description:
*Name: label
*SDTS point and vector object type: Label point
*Point and vector object count: 63084

SDTS terms description:
*Name: polygon
*SDTS point and vector object type: GT-polygon composed of chains
*Point and vector object count: 63084

SDTS terms description:
*Name: tic
*SDTS point and vector object type: Point
*Point and vector object count: 51816

SDTS terms description:
*Name: annotation
*SDTS point and vector object type: Label point
*Point and vector object count: 0

ESRI terms description:
*Name: siteclass_poly
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Polygon
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 63084
*Spatial index: TRUE
*Linear referencing: FALSE

ESRI terms description:
*Name: label
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Label
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 63084
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE

ESRI terms description:
*Name: polygon
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Polygon
*ESRI topology: TRUE
*ESRI feature count: 63084
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE

ESRI terms description:
*Name: tic
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Tic
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 51816
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE

ESRI terms description:
*Name: annotation
*ESRI feature type:
*ESRI feature geometry: Annotation
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 0
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE

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Spatial Reference Information:

Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Washington_South_FIPS_4602_Feet
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1983_HARN

Planar:
Map projection:
*Map projection name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert conformal conic:
*Standard parallel: 45.833333
*Standard parallel: 47.333333
*Longitude of central meridian: -120.500000
*Latitude of projection origin: 45.333333
*False easting: 1640416.666667
*False northing: 0.000000

Planar coordinate information:
*Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
*Abscissa resolution: 0.000328
*Ordinate resolution: 0.000328
*Planar distance units: survey feet

Geodetic model:
*Horizontal datum name: D_North_American_1983_HARN
*Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
*Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
*Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222

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Entity and Attribute Information:

Detailed description:
*Name: siteclass_poly

Entity type:
*Entity type label: siteclass_poly
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 63084
Entity type definition:
ros boundary arcs (arc attribute table)

Attribute:
*Attribute label: OBJECTID
*Attribute alias: OBJECTID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0

Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0

Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute:
*Attribute label: AREA
*Attribute alias: AREA
*Attribute definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Single
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0
*Attribute output width: 12

Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute:
*Attribute label: PERIMETER
*Attribute alias: PERIMETER
*Attribute definition:
Perimeter of feature in internal units.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Single
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0
*Attribute output width: 12

Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute:
*Attribute label: SITECLASS_
*Attribute alias: SITECLASS_

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0

Attribute:
*Attribute label: SITECLASS_ID
*Attribute alias: SITECLASS_ID

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0

Attribute:
*Attribute label: SITE_CLASS
*Attribute alias: SITE_CLASS

*Attribute type: SmallInteger
*Attribute width: 2
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0

Attribute:
*Attribute label: SCNUMERAL
*Attribute alias: SCNUMERAL
Attribute definition:
Site class in roman numeral format
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 6
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0
*Attribute output width: 6

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: I
Enumerated domain value definition:
Site class of 1

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: II
Enumerated domain value definition:
Siteclass of 2

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: III
Enumerated domain value definition:
Site class of 3

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: IV
Enumerated domain value definition:
Site class of 4

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: V
Enumerated domain value definition:
Site class of 5

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: RA
Enumerated domain value definition:
Site class of RA

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: ND/GP
Enumerated domain value definition:
Site class of ND, NA, or GP

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: NC/MFP
Enumerated domain value definition:
Site class of NC or MFP

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: WAT
Enumerated domain value definition:
Site class of WAT

Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape_Length
*Attribute alias: Shape_Length
*Attribute definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0

Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape_Area
*Attribute alias: Shape_Area
*Attribute definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0

Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact person: Tom Boyd
Contact organization: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division
Contact position: Cartographer

Contact voice telephone: 360-902-1403
Contact facsimile telephone: 360-902-1428

Contact electronic mail address: tom.boyd@wadnr.gov

Resource description: Downloadable Data

Distribution liability:
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)  provides these geographic data "as is." DNR makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. DNR further makes no warrenties, either expressed or implied as to any other matter whatsoever, including, without limitation, the condition of the product, or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these data have been processed successfully on DNR computers, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by DNR regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.  In no event shall DNR have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of use of or reliance on the geographical data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by DNR.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
Format name: ARCE
Format version number: Arc 7.x
Format specification:
ARC/INFO Export Format (.e00)
*Transfer size: 54.604
*Dataset size: 54.604

Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Access instructions:
Can be FTP'd to your FTP site.

Offline option:
Offline media: CD-ROM

Fees: $0
Ordering instructions:
Siteclass can be put on a CD-ROM and mailed to you or put on your FTP site. A Product License Agreement (PLA) must first be filled out and signed.  To speed up the order, a PLA can be faxed to you, filled out, signed by you, and faxed back.  The original PLA, which will be mailed with the data, must be filled out, signed, and mailed back.
Turnaround: 1 week

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Metadata Reference Information:

*Metadata date: 20101004

*Language of metadata: en

Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact person: Tom Boyd
Contact organization: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division
Contact position: GIS Analyst

Contact address:
Address type: REQUIRED: The mailing and/or physical address for the organization or individual.
City: REQUIRED: The city of the address.
State or province: REQUIRED: The state or province of the address.
Postal code: REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.

Contact voice telephone: 360-902-1403
Contact facsimile telephone: 360-902-1428

Contact electronic mail address: tom.boyd@wadnr.gov

*Metadata standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
*Metadata standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
*Metadata time convention: local time

Metadata extensions:
*Online linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
*Profile name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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Geoprocessing History:

Process:
*Date: 20101004
*Time: 081623
*Tool location: C:\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
*Command issued: CopyFeatures \\Snarf\am\div_fp\users\ccar\temp\fp_gis_siteclass\siteclass\polygon \\Snarf\am\div_fp\users\ccar\temp\fp_gis_siteclass\FGDB_vector_template.gdb\siteclass_polygon # 0 0 0

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