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Conservation Lands Shapefile Attributes

The following table lists the attributes provided in the downloadable shapefiles. All but the last three are in the online version of the data in the Land Conservation Data Explorer application

Field Description Definition
MANAME
Managed Area Name
Commonly used name for the land unit
MATYPE
Managed Area Type
Land unit type categories defined and assigned by DCR staff using best available sources
MAAGENCY
Land Management Agency
Agency responsible for management of the Conservation Land
MALEVEL
Management Level
State, Federal, Local, Private, VOF
OWNER
Property Owner
Legal owner of the property
TOTALACRE
Total Acreage
Acreage sum for complete conservation land, including all known tracts. Derived using documented acreage figures if available, or GIS calculated acreage figures
GISACRE GIS Acreage
Acreage calculated by the GIS mapping software. Varies based on mapping accuracy.
LANDLINK
Conservation Land website link
Website link to the best available website for that specific land unit, or land management entity
PUBACCESS
Public access
Open - open to the general public
Closed - closed to the general public
Seasonal - only open during certain seasons
Restricted - public access and use is restricted in some way on all or part of the land unit
BMI

Biodiversity Management Intent


(under development)
Scale of 1 to 5, ranks how well a property is managed to promote Biodiversity

1. Specifically Designated for the Protection of Plant and Animal Communities.
2. Designated for the Conservation of Plant and Animal Communities with Limited Impacts Permitted.
3. Designated for Natural Resource Conservation and Recreation Use.
4. Unknown Management Intent.
5. No Designation or Management for Conservation of Natural Conditions.

LPS

Legal Protection Status


(under development)
Scale of 1-5, ranks the legal protection of the property.

1. Permanent Protection.
2. Long Term Protection.
3. Voluntary Protection.
4. Unknown.
5. No Protection.

C2k under development
All or a portion of the property was counted towards the Chesapeake Bay 2000 Land Protection Goal
G_400K under development
All or a portion of the property was counted towards Governor Kaine's 4 yr/400K acre Land Conservation Goal.
Protect1 under development
Property was specifically protected to promote Agricultural Resources.
Protect2 under development
Property was specifically protected to promote Forest Resources.
Protect3 under development
Property was specifically protected to promote

Historic Resources.

Protect4 under development
Property was specifically protected to promote

Natural Heritage Resources.

Protect5 under development
Property was specifically protected to promote

Open Space Resources.

Protect6 under development
Property was specifically protected to promote

Recreation Resources.

Protect7 under development
Property was specifically protected to promote

Water Quality.

Protect8 under development
Property was specifically protected to promote

Wildlife Habitat.

TractAcre Tract Acreage
Acreage of individual tract (see metadata for values)
bndaccurac Boundary Accuracy
Description of boundary creation/accuracy (see metadata for values)
origformat Original Format
Original format of source information (see metadata for values)