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NATURAL HERITAGE

Conservation Lands Source Data Distribution & Liability Statements

National Park Service

The National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics ("GIF" format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such.

The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data.

The National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from an NPS server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Park Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

U.S. Forest Service

Coverage Limitations: Coverages may or may not be complete within National Forest ownership boundaries. Coverages are considered incomplete outside National Forest ownership boundaries. Updates may be applied without notice. Users are advised to fully and carefully read the Liability Disclaimer before downloading or using this data.

User Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and in accordance with the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. These data are not recommended to be used with data of scales larger than 1:24,000.

Liability Disclaimer: The Forest Service cannot assure the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of this information for any particular purpose. Using GIS data for purposes other than those for which they were created may yield inaccurate or misleading results. The recipient may neither assert any proprietary rights to this information nor represent it to anyone as other than U.S. Government-produced information. The Forest Service shall not be liable for any activity involving this information with respect to lost profits, lost savings or any other consequential damages.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This refuge boundary data is intended for planning purposes or use with other data layers in GIS and mapping applications. It is specifically not intended for use as a land survey or representation of land for conveyance or tax purposes. The Realty Survey Program has cadastral information (boundary and acreage data) appropriate for legal purposes. Contact Mark Nelmes, the regional land surveyor, for further information. Refuge boundary data were compiled for resource applications. It is inappropriate to use these data in legal situations, or other applications where spatial error cannot exceed the USGS 7.5-minute mapping standards.

Virginia Outdoors Foundation

Virginia Outdoors Foundation easement and ownership boundaries are believed to be accurately delineated, but should not be confused with legal property boundaries. These boundaries were on-screen delineated (heads up digitized) using USGS digital raster graphics (DRG's), survey maps and deeds. VOF claims no responsibility for the accuracy of this data, or the use of this data by the recipient. This dataset is only as comprehensive as the last data update. Boundaries are updated bi-annually by VOF staff. Please update this dataset periodically with more complete and accurate data at the DCR Conservation Lands website.

Department of Conservation and Recreation

Although alldata referred to in this documetation have been used by the VADCR, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the VADCR, or the original data sources as to the accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the VADCR in the use of these data. Users must assume responsibility to determine the use of these data. The boundaries are not to be used for a LEGAL definition of these areas. Please contact the proper management agency with questions concerning land management and policies. Contact the original data provider for original metadata or questions about the placement and creation of boundary lines. The re-distribution of this dataset for profit is prohibited.

Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

By accepting data provided by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' (VDGIF) Wildlife Diversity Division (WDD), you agree to the following conditions of release and acknowledge the following disclaimers issued by VDGIF-WDD:

A. Conditions of Release
The data provided to you by the VDGIF is to be used only for the project for which they were requested. The intended uses of the data must be clearly stated at the time of the request. If the intended use changes, the VDGIF must be notified in writing. The data may not be released to any other party without the VDGIF's written consent.

B. Disclaimer of Liability
Neither the VDGIF nor the contributors of data to the VDGIF shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information contained herein and assume no responsibility for the use of the information. In no event shall the VDGIF or the contributors of data to the VDGIF be held liable for any direct, indirect, or incidental damages arising in any way out of the use of these data. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, alteration or use of record.

C. Disclaimer of Accuracy of Data
No warranty, expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of any information contained herein. The VDGIF provides these data on an "as is" basis. If the user identifies errors in a data set, the user is encouraged to notify the contact person for that data set as indicated in the metadata. All warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular use, freedom from computer viruses, and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Information is added and changed periodically, and data may become out-of-date quickly. It is recommended that the user not let a significant period of time elapse between obtaining and using the information.

D. Disclaimer of Applicability of Data
The data maintained by VDGIF are constantly being updated and expanded. The information provided does not replace the need for conducting field surveys. The information must be used in consultation with appropriate federal, state, and local officials. The absence of data confirming the occurrence of a species within a geographic area does not constitute a negative declaration.

Department of Forestry

Although all data referred to in this documentation have been used by the VA DOF, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the VA DOF, or the original data sources as to the accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the VA DOF in the use of these data. Users must assume responsibility to determine the use of these data. The boundaries are not to be used for a LEGAL definition of these areas. Please contact VA DOF with questions concerning land management and policies or the placement and creation of boundary lines. The re-distribution of this dataset for profit is prohibited.