Manitoba Conservation Districts

Shapefile

 

Tags
Upper Assiniboine River, Assiniboine Hills, Conservation, Cooks Creek, Turtle Mountain, Lake of the Prairies, La Salle-Redboine, Kelsey, Manitoba, Turtle River Watershed, Little Saskatchewan River, East Interlake, Pembina Valley, Seine-Rat River, Sub-Districts, Alonsa, Environment, Swan Lake Watershed, West Souris River, Whitemud Watershed, West Interlake Watershed, Boundaries, Intermountain, District


Summary

To provide the public with the areal extents of the Conservation districts within the Province of Manitoba.

Description

The establishment of Conservation Districts date back to the late 1950s and the early 1960s. Their initial role was to manage drainage issues but in latter years it has encompassed considerably more.

A Conservation District (CD) is now group of neighboring rural municipalities (RMs) working in partnership with the Province of Manitoba to develop programs to effectively manage the natural resources of their area. Conservation Districts are established under the authority of The Conservation Districts Act. Currently, there are 18 CDs in Manitoba covering over 60% of Agro-Manitoba. Individual District boundaries may vary, however they are usually based on the drainage basin or watershed of the major river in the area.

Credits

Use limitations

The data represent the results of data collection/processing for a specific activity and indicate the general existing conditions. As such, each dataset is only valid for its intended use, content, time, and accuracy specifications. The user is responsible for the results of any application of the data for other than their intended purpose.

Extent

West -101.811130   East -94.934157
North 54.640791   South 48.944030

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in) 1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out) 1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  environment, boundaries


*Content type  Downloadable Data
Export to FGDC CSDGM XML format as Resource Description No

Place keywords  Upper Assiniboine River, Assiniboine Hills, Cooks Creek, Turtle Mountain, Lake of the Prairies, La Salle-Redboine, Kelsey, Manitoba, Turtle River Watershed, Little Saskatchewan River, East Interlake, Pembina Valley, Seine-Rat River, Alonsa, Swan Lake Watershed, West Souris River, Whitemud Watershed, West Interlake Watershed, Intermountain

Thesaurus's language English (CANADA)
Theme keywords  Conservation, Environment, Boundaries, District

Citation 

Title Manitoba Conservation Districts
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown
Indeterminate time unknown
Creation date 1996-01-01 00:00:00
Revision date 2014-04-02 00:00:00


Edition 1.0


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Organization's name Manitoba Sustainable Development
Individual's name Erin Dunbar
Contact's position Senior Watershed Planner
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice (204) 918-7022
Fax (204) 948-7419

Address
Type both
Delivery point Box 27 - 200 Saulteaux Crescent
City Winnipeg
Administrative area Manitoba
Postal code R3J 3W3
Country CA
e-mail addressErin.Shay@gov.mb.ca



Resource Details 

Dataset languages  English (CANADA)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Status  under development
Spatial representation type* vector


Supplemental information
How is a Conservation District Managed?

The CDs are divided into sub-districts along watershed boundaries. Each of the RMs within a sub-district appoints members to the sub-district board. The chairpersons of all of the sub-districts, along with a Provincial Appointee, constitute the CD Board.

The CD Boards hire staff as needed to deliver their programs and to conduct sound financial management. Each of the CD Boards and staff develop an Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for their area, in consultation with the local ratepayers and provincial partners.

The Department of Water Stewardship is responsible for the CD Program. The Conservation Districts Commission (CDC), reporting to the Minister of Water Stewardship, is responsible for the Program. Staff known as the CD Secretariat carry out the day -to- day management of the Program.

How is a Conservation District Funded?

The CDs raise funds from member RMs through a levy. The Province funds up to three times the levy raised. In addition, the CDs also receive funds from external governmental and non-governmental sources, as well as from local ratepayers for specific projects. For over thirty years, Manitoba's Conservation Districts have been practicing sustainable development at the grass roots level. Today, there are sixteen Districts, covering over 60% of the agricultural portion of Manitoba. The program continues to grow.

Careful management of the natural resources around us is essential if we intend to have sustained economic growth in harmony with the environment. The Conservation Districts (CDs) Program is tailor-made to deal with the resource management challenges of today and tomorrow.

Particular program strengths have made it a popular choice among rural municipalities.
* Local people are the "owner-operators". Municipalities, farmers and other District residents work together toward common goals -goals that they themselves determine.
* A CD is able to deal with the entire range of resource management problems within a watershed and could be a vehicle for delivering programs for other agencies.

*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.1.3549


ArcGIS item properties
*Name Manitoba_Conservation_Districts
*Size 2.673
*Location file://\\GOMC-0151794\D$\WorkSpace\mli_updates\conservation_districts\Manitoba_Conservation_Districts.shp
*Access protocol Local Area Network

Extents 

Extent
Description
publication date

Temporal extent
Beginning date 1996-01-01 00:00:00
Ending date
Indeterminate date now

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -101.811130
*East longitude -94.934157
*North latitude 54.640791
*South latitude 48.944030
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 318451.894008
*East longitude 762771.827271
*South latitude 5427443.500000
*North latitude 6054820.165854
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Organization's name Manitoba Sustainable Development
Individual's name Erin Dunbar
Contact's position Senior Watershed Planner
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice (204) 918-7022
Fax (204) 948-7419

Address
Type both
Delivery point Box 27 - 200 Saulteaux Crescent
City Winnipeg
Administrative area Manitoba
Postal code R3J 3W3
Country CA
e-mail addressErin.Shay@gov.mb.ca



Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use

The data represent the results of data collection/processing for a specific activity and indicate the general existing conditions. As such, each dataset is only valid for its intended use, content, time, and accuracy specifications. The user is responsible for the results of any application of the data for other than their intended purpose.


Constraints
Limitations of use

The Conservation District Boundaries data set represent the results of data collection/processing for a specific activity and indicate the general existing conditions. As such, each dataset is only valid for its intended use, content, time, and accuracy specifications. The user is responsible for the results of any application of the data for other than their intended purpose.


Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Projected
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Projection NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_14N
*Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 26914
X origin -5120900
Y origin -9998100
XY scale 450445547.3910538
Z origin -100000
Z scale 10000
M origin -100000
M scale 10000
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 26914
Well-known text PROJCS["NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_14N",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",500000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-99.0],PARAMETER["Scale_Factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",26914]]

Reference system identifier
Dimension horizontal
*Value 26914
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 8.2.6


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name Manitoba_Conservation_Districts
*Object type  composite
*Object count 18



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name Manitoba_Conservation_Districts
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 18
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality 

Scope of quality information


Data quality report - Topological consistency
Evaluation method
Data is topologically correct using ArcGIS 10.1 (or greater) and ArcInfo Workstation. All polygons are closed and lines intersect where intended. All work was done with double double precision. All polygons contain only one label.





Data quality report - Completeness omission
Measure description
Data exists for the Province of Manitoba that contains Conservation Districts.





Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description
All Conservtation District names are accurate at the time of publication.





Lineage 

Process step
When the process occurred 2002-10-15 00:00:00
Description
Linnet Geomatics International Inc. created the first geo-referenced layer in approximately 1996. The federal 1:50000 NTS mapsheets were used as the base. This data was in NAD83 Zone14. The CD boundaries were derived from the Rural Municipality boundaries. Further updates were done by Gerry Delome of Inter-Governmental Affairs through 1998 -2002 using ArcView 3.x and then by PFRA using ArcInfo 8.2.1 on 2002.10.15.



Process contact
Organization's name Linnet Geomatics International Inc. (Now Cengea)
Contact's role  processor




Process step
When the process occurred 2006-09-11 00:00:00
Description
Updated the line work with 1:20k water lines as required. Added new CD based on a downloadable PDF file from http://www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/mwsb/cd/



Process contact
Individual's name Conrad J. Wyrzykowski
Organization's name Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, Manitoba Region
Contact's position Digital Information Analyst
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 204.983.3756
Fax 204.983.2178

Address
Type both
Delivery point 200 - 303 Main Street
City Winnipeg
Administrative area Manitoba
Postal code R3C 3G7
Country CA
Country CA
e-mail addresswyrzykowskicj@agr.gc.ca

Hours of service
07:30 - 15:45 (M-F)





Process step
When the process occurred 2006-12-05 00:00:00
Description
Added an edited a version of the East Interlake CD (using 1:20k water, the Manitoba Reference Grid, and 1:20K Designated Drains) based on an original shapefile provided by East Interlake Conservation District. Also updated the La Salle-Redboine arcs to reflect that the small pieces in the Whitemud Watershed do not represent seperate polygons, but are part of the La Salle-Redboine Watershed polygon.



Process contact
Individual's name Jason Hancheruk
Organization's name Manitoba Conservation
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (204) 945-8625
Fax (204) 945-2385

Address
Type both
Delivery point Box 25 - 200 Saulteaux Cres
City Winnipeg
Administrative area Manitoba
Postal code R3J 3W3
Country CA
Country CA
e-mail addressjhancheruk@gov.mb.ca

Hours of service
8:30 - 16:30 CST

Contact instructions
Monday to Friday





Process step
When the process occurred 2007-05-20 00:00:00
Description
Created the Swan Lake Watershed CD based on the Manitoba Gross Polygon Watershed layer using 05LE and parts of 05LF under the Sub4c category. Removed the top piece of the Intermountain CD where the Swan Lake CD intersected on the lower portion. In addition, updated the Seine-Rat River CD based on information provided by CD Secretariat (Patrick Watson) and, also recreated the centre line boundary of the Red River seperating the Seine-Rat River CD and the La Salle-Redboine CD. In addition, updated the boundary seperating the Seine-Rat River CD and Cooks Creek CD to better reflect the use of watershed boundaries (based in information provided by the CD Secretariat (Patrick Watson)) .



Process contact
Individual's name Jason Hancheruk
Organization's name Manitoba Water Stewardship
Contact's position GIS Analyst
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 204-945-8625
Fax 204-945-2385

Address
Type both
Delivery point Box 25 - 200 Saulteaux Cres
City Winnipeg
Administrative area Manitoba
Postal code R3J 3W3
Country CA
Country CA
e-mail addressjason.hancheruk@gov.mb.ca

Hours of service
8:30 - 16:00 CST

Contact instructions
Monday to Friday





Process step
When the process occurred 2008-02-11 00:00:00
Description
The Conservation Districts digital layer was completely redone based on digital boundary shapefiles from the Conservation Districts, guidance from CD planners, pictures drawn in various formats, and DES maps from CD inception. Upon acquiring all the various forms of information, the creation or drawing of the CD boundaries and sub-districts took place using the latest available digital layers:
1. 1:20,000 Seamless Waterbody and Watercourse Layers [Manitoba Conservation/Water Stewardship],
2. Manitoba Reference Grid [PFRA and Manitoba Geomatics],
3. Watersheds (Gross Polygon) [PFRA],
4. Municipal Boundaries [Manitoba Inter-Governmental Affairs],
5. Designated Drains Index [Manitoba Water Stewardship]
6. Roads Layers (National Transportation Network) [Geobase]
7. Township Layer [Manitoba Conservation]
8. Digital Ortho Imagery [Manitoba Land Initiative]
9. Parks [Manitoba Conservation]

Changes occurring from the original layer include:
1. Manitoba Reference Grid was used whenever possible to replace lines based on the older/outdated Designated Drains index. All lines based on the reference grid are using the east and south most boundaries of each quarter section(s),
2. Started using Watershed boundaries to replace lines based on the Designated Drains index (occurs only in select areas),
3. All line boundaries based on major water bodies (e.g. Red River) use the centre line,
4. Included the Sub-Districts of each CD with appropriate naming,
5. Added the Sub-District Number when available, and
6. The Conservation Districts digital layer was further separated into the category of "Unorganized Territory".

Further updates are planned to remove lines based on the Designated Drains index, which occur mainly in the Southwestern part of the province for which work began.



Process contact
Individual's name Jason Hancheruk
Organization's name Manitoba Water Stewardship
Contact's position GIS Analyst
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 204-945-8625
Fax 204-945-7419

Address
Type both
Delivery point Box 11 - 200 Saulteaux Cres
City Winnipeg
Administrative area Manitoba
Postal code R3J 3W3
Country CA
Country CA
e-mail addressjason.hancheruk@gov.mb.ca

Hours of service
8:30 - 16:30 CST





Process step
When the process occurred 2016-11-24 00:00:00
Description
Dissolved based on the Conservation District.



Process contact
Organization's name GeoManitoba, Manitoba Sustainable Development
Contact's role  distributor


Contact information
Address
Type both
Delivery point 1007 Century Street
City Winnipeg
Administrative area Manitoba
Postal code R3H 0W4
Country CA
Country CA

Hours of service
08:00 - 16:00 CST





Geoprocessing history 

Distribution 

Distribution format
*Name Shapefile
Version 1


Transfer options
*Transfer size 2.673


Fields 

Details for object Manitoba_Conservation_Districts 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 18
Definition
Each polygon represents a Conservation District sub-district.

Definition source
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship



Field FID
 
*Alias FID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source
Esri

*Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field Shape
 
*Alias Shape
*Data type Geometry
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Feature geometry.

*Description source
Esri

*Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field CONSDRT
 
*Alias CONSDRT
*Data type String
*Width 100
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Conservation District

Description source
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship





Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
Based on local naming conventions decided upon my the local CD governing Board of Directors. Numering based on associated designated drain in the area.



Entity and Attribute Detail Citation
Conservation District:
A Conservation District (CD) is a group of neighboring rural municipalities (RMs) working in partnership with the Province of Manitoba to develop programs to effectively manage the natural resources of their area. Conservation Districts are established under the authority of The Conservation Districts Act. Currently, there are 18 CDs in Manitoba covering over 60% of Agro-Manitoba. Individual District boundaries may vary, however they are usually based on the drainage basin or watershed of the major river in the area.





Metadata Details 

Metadata language English (CANADA)
Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Metadata identifier C7425879-DA8C-46DD-853F-D680B25217AE


Scope of the data described by the metadata  dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2016-11-25


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Metadata style North American Profile of ISO19115 2003
Standard or profile used to edit metadata NAP


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-02 15:23:19
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2016-11-25 13:59:07


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2016-11-25 13:59:07

Item location history
Item copied or moved 2013-09-23 10:52:13
From D:\WorkSpace\conservation_districts\shps\condist20130919
To \\Wpgcvn1212ap10\mb_lib\bdy\b35\4_\mb\condist20130919


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Organization's name Manitoba Sustainable Development
Individual's name Erin Dunbar
Contact's position Senior Watershed Planner
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice (204) 918-7022
Fax (204) 948-7419

Address
Type both
Delivery point Box 27 - 200 Saulteaux Crescent
City Winnipeg
Administrative area Manitoba
Postal code R3J 3W3
Country CA
e-mail addressErin.Shay@gov.mb.ca



Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Other maintenance requirements
Last metadata review date: 20130924



Thumbnail and Enclosures 

Thumbnail
Thumbnail type  JPG

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelManitoba_Conservation_Districts
Entity Type Definition
Each polygon represents a Conservation District sub-district.
Entity Type Definition SourceManitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship

Attribute
Attribute LabelFID
Attribute Definition
Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition SourceEsri
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceEsri
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute
Attribute LabelCONSDRT
Attribute Definition
Conservation District
Attribute Definition SourceManitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
Based on local naming conventions decided upon my the local CD governing Board of Directors. Numering based on associated designated drain in the area.
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation
Conservation District:
A Conservation District (CD) is a group of neighboring rural municipalities (RMs) working in partnership with the Province of Manitoba to develop programs to effectively manage the natural resources of their area. Conservation Districts are established under the authority of The Conservation Districts Act. Currently, there are 18 CDs in Manitoba covering over 60% of Agro-Manitoba. Individual District boundaries may vary, however they are usually based on the drainage basin or watershed of the major river in the area.