InfoRain -- Bioregional Information System for the North American Rain Forest Coast

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Publication_Date: On-line
Title:
InfoRain -- Bioregional Information System for the North American Rain Forest Coast
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Text; Tables Delivery Format: On-line
Publication_Information:
Publisher: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)
Other_Citation_Details:
Cite as follows: DRAFT PROPOSED RECOMMENDATIONS ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT PACIFIC SALMON FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN, National Marine Fisheries Service, March 26, 1998.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.psmfc.org/efh.html>
Description:
Abstract:
InfoRain is a web site containing all kinds of information on the temperate rainforest ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest Coast bioregion, from Alaska to Northern California. The information is organized by topics and themes (Environment -- estuaries, marine, forests, and watersheds; Economy -- economic, employment, and resources; and Community -- governance, demographics, and well being) and by geographic region (Bioregion, Alaska, SE Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California). Each topic page offers information on Available Data Sets, News and Dispatches, On Line Mapping, and Other Information. Each geographic region page offers information on Available Data Sets, Satellite imagery, Animated "FlyBys", Online Mapping and Additional Information. A place-name locator is available via the bioregion page, although I couldn’t get it to work.

Under available data sets on each theme or region page is the option to go to a searchable database of GIS layers “ranging from infrastructural data such as road networks or utility lines to landscape change detection such as modification of historic wetlands”. Try <http://www.inforain.org/gis.htm> if links from the text don’t work. This database is searchable by an expanded set of themes (ranging from “biological” and “geomorphology” to “political” and “utility”), regions, place names, and keywords. Some of the GIS data is viewable on-line; some can be downloaded and viewed using ArcView or ArcExplorer (free from ESRI); and some is available by contacting Interrain Pacific. View select FGDC-compliant metadata by clicking on “On-line metadata” from specific data set records. Interrain Pacific welcomes requests for data not found on the web site.

-- Astract adapted from the InfoRain web site and written by SJB

Purpose:
Interrain Pacific's non-profit mission is to promote conservation-based development by enhancing understanding of social and ecological patterns of change. We provide leadership in public access geographic information systems (GIS), community health indicators, watershed assessment, and community level training. --Taken from Interrain Pacific web site.
Supplemental_Information:
Metadata Contact: Sara Breslow Location: Pacific Northwest Bioregion Spatial Resolution: Varies for each dataset Temporal Resolution: Varies for each dataset Access Notes: Hyperlink is to web page describing contents of InfoRain's searchable database. Click on "searchable database" to go to the search entry form. Some data viewable on-line. Others can be downloaded and viewed using, e.g., ArcExplorer (free software:<http://www.esri.com/software/arcexplorer/index.html>).Check for any costs by viewing "Availability" status of individual data sets. Some data available as downloads. Interrain Pacific posts this disclaimer on their website: "Interrain Pacific or any participating partners cannot assure the reliability or suitability of these spatial data layers (or any other layers located on this server) for any particular purpose. In no event will Interrain Pacific be liable for any incidental, indirect, consequential or other damages suffered by the user of this information or other persons. Original data may have been compiled from various sources. Spatial information may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. This information may be updated without notification." Related Papers: 1) TidePool; News for the RainForest Coast. Found at URL: <http://www.tidepool.org/#community> [10-26-1998]. 2) Ecotrust, Pacific GIS (Interrain Pacific), and Conservation International, 1995. "The Rain Forests of Home: An Atlas of People and Place". See URL:<http://www.interrain.org/prodex.htm> 3) Interrain Pacific, 1996. "Coquille Subbasin Working Atlas An Introduction to Available Geographic Information"[HTML conversion -- September, 1997] URL: <http://www.interrain.org/coqatlas/Tabcont.htm> 4) Interrain Pacific, 1994. "Oregon High Desert Protection Act: Proposed Designations Atlas (for Oregon Natural Desert Association) 1994". See URL:<http://www.interrain.org/products.htm> 5) Interrain Pacific, "Enhancing Community Capacity to use Spatial Information." See URL:<http://www.interrain.org/applegate/index.htm> 6) Interrain Pacific. "Willapa Bay Fisheries Technical Team: working atlas series, salmon habitat assessment 1995." See URL:<http://www.interrain.org/products.htm> [10-26-1998] 7) Interrain Pacific. "Healthy Stock Assessment of Salmonids: Pacific Northwest (for Oregon Trout) 1995." See URL:<http://www.interrain.org/products.htm[10-26-1998]>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1988
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -169.32
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -115.62
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 73.169
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.526
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Watersheds
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Climate
Theme_Keyword: Fire
Theme_Keyword: Fish
Theme_Keyword: Geomorphology
Theme_Keyword: Grazing
Theme_Keyword: Infrastructure
Theme_Keyword: Land Cover
Theme_Keyword: Terrain
Theme_Keyword: Utility
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Pacific Northwest
Access_Constraints:
Mostly no restrictions. Check for any restrictions by viewing "Availability" Status of individual data sets.
Use_Constraints:
Mostly no restrictions. Check for any restrictions by viewing "Availability" Status of individual data sets.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Interrain Pacific
Contact_Address:
Address:
Interrain Pacific Attn: WWIS, 1200 NW Front Ave, Suite 490
City: Portland
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97209
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 226-8108
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 226-8110
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
info@interrain.org Web Address: <http://www.interrain.org/interrain.htm>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Interrain Pacific
Contact_Address:
Address:
Interrain Pacific Attn: WWIS, 1200 NW Front Ave, Suite 490
City: Portland
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97209
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 226-8108
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 226-8110
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
info@interrain.org Web Address: <http://www.interrain.org/interrain.htm>
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19981026
Metadata_Review_Date:
Metadata_Future_Review_Date:
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Address:
Address: 2130 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 224
City: Portland
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97201
Country: USA

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