Barrow's Goldeneye is a threatened waterfowl species in Maine. They are morphologically similar to Common Goldeneye and can be easily mistaken for Common Goldeneyes by hunters. These areas were determined through on the ground surveys of wintering ducks in 2000 and 2008-2009.
Extensive field surveys began in 2001 to identify, map, and document use of feeding and roosting areas for purple sandpipers. Polygon boundaries have been modified by the Maine DEP to align with the state 1:24,000 coastline.
METWP24P depicts political boundaries, common town names, and geocodes for Maine at 1:24,000 scale. The coverage was created from USGS, 7.5 minute map series, town boundaries. The Maine GIS base layer COAST, which contains Maine's coastal Mean High Water (MHW) mark and Maine islands, was used in the development of METWP24. To correct mapping errors and reflect recent changes to Minor Civil Division (MCD) boundaries, arcs and polygons have been added to or updated in METWP24 from: photorevised USGS data; Maine GIS base layer coincident features; legal descriptions; GPS data; and Maine Department of Transportation (MEDOT) engineering plans. METWP24 contains USGS 1:100,000 scale data and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, TIGER Line Files 1990 and 2000 where these provide a more correct or best available representation of a dataset feature.
The dataset provides a ready reference for county boundaries, names and county codes at 1:24,000 scale. Not for use at scales larger than 1:24,000. Data at this scale is suitable for detailed studies and local planning.