DNR NPC and Land Cover - Parks and Trails

This page last updated: 12/04/2014
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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
6. Distribution - Get Data
7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Title DNR NPC and Land Cover - Parks and Trails
Abstract This data layer contains results of the Minnesota Biological Survey (MBS) as well as non-native land cover for MNDNR Parks and Trails (PAT) administered lands. It also contains land cover on all lands within statutory boundaries of MN State Parks, State Recreation Areas and State Waysides regardless of ownership.

MBS data includes polygons representing the highest quality native plant communities remaining in the state. These native plant communities (NPC) are important areas for conservation of plant and animal biodiversity. Native plant communities are groups of native plants that interact with each other and their surrounding environment in ways not greatly altered by modern human activity or by introduced plant or animal species. These groups of native species form recognizable units, such as an oak forest, a prairie, or a marsh, that tend to repeat across the landscape and over time. Native plant communities are generally classified and described by considering vegetation, hydrology, land forms, soils, and natural disturbance regimes. The native plant community types and subtypes in this data layer are classified primarily by vegetation and major habitat features. Classification and inventory of native plant communities is an ongoing effort of the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program and the Minnesota Biological Survey. The Minnesota Biological Survey locates higher quality native plant communities using aerial photo interpretation followed by field survey of selected sites. Not all sites that are surveyed get mapped to native plant community; primarily due to: 1) the sites were given a Biodiversity Significance rank of Moderate or Below. These sites remain important for conservation and may include habitat for native plants and animals, corridors for animal movement, buffers surrounding higher quality sites and open space, or represent target areas for restoration. They are typically not mapped to NPC due to workload constraints. 2) land where modern human activities such as farming, overgrazing, wetland drainage, recent logging and residential and commercial development have destroyed or greatly altered the natural vegetation; or 3) the amount of native plant community polygons were below minimal size criteria to be considered a site.

Parks and Trail data includes polygons representing land cover type boundaries for MN state parks, state recreation areas, state waysides and some state Trails. Total acreage represented is approximately 280,000 acres within the statutory boundaries of the park units and state trail ROWs. Where available, the Minnesota Biological Survey (MBS) Native Plant Community (NPC) data layer was used and merged with other land cover layers that were digitized to create a complete land cover data set for each individual PAT unit. Cover type polygons are based on a hierarchical classification system modified from the MBS Field Guide to the Native Plant Communities of Minnesota, 2003 Edition. Where natural communities did not exist, land cover was mapped under the broader categories of Developed and Use Areas; Open, Non-Developed; Planted Stands of Trees; Human Exposed Earth; and Open Water. Digitizing was done in ArcView 3.3 and ArcMap 9.x and above using aerial imagery and other layers such as: GPS roads, facilities, campgrounds, or other use areas. This layer is under development and will be added to and updated as the data becomes available.
Purpose To foster better understanding and protection of Minnesota's native plant communities as well as to facilitate management of MN Parks and Trails lands.
Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference Time Period of Content Date in metadata.html indicates when dataset was last updated. 1986 - Present. The data are current to the date listed by year in each record of the database.
Progress In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data State of Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.23
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords Native Plant Communities, Natural Communities, Rare Plants, Natural Heritage, Biological Survey, biota, Land Cover, Non-Native Communities, Facilities
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Users must include in any product derived from this GIS data set an acknowledgment of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as the source of information. In addition, in order to protect DNR's copyright interest in these data, the user must also include an appropriate copyright notice in the name of the DNR or the user.
Contact Person Information Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5637
Email: zeb.thomas@state.mn.us
Browse Graphic None available
Associated Data Sets

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy Source table dnr_npc_land_cover_pat: The data have been automated using either ArcView or ArcGIS.
Logical Consistency Data are topologically structured and verified.
Completeness Parks and Trails data are complete for each PAT unit (excluding trails) and are under constant refinement as new surveys are completed.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy No quantitative studies of horizontal positional accuracy exist for the data. Positional accuracy can be reasonably estimated based on the characteristics of source materials and processing techniques to be 45-60 feet (14-18 meters) from correct position.
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not Applicable
Lineage Attribute Lineage for source tables MBS_NPC_PY3, state_park_recreation_area_and_wayside_land_cover_types. The data have been automated using either ArcView or ArcGIS.

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters

Section 5 Attributes
Overview This data set shares many columns with other similar data sets such as DNR Native Plant Communities, DNR NPC and Land Cover - EWR and DNR NPC and Land Cover - FOR

Many of the columns reference the same data with minor field name changes to facilitate divison specific business rules. These often contain very long enumerated lists of values that make use of this metadata unwieldy. In some cases the lists and descriptions have the same values for multiple fields. Those will be clarified in this overview section.

program_proj_name - See program_project_code_and_name for a list of valid values of PAT management units.

land_cover_code - See npc_code_v2_0_id, npc_complex_v2_0_id, and non_npc_type for valid codes and descriptions.

land_cover_description - See npc_code_v2_0_id, npc_complex_v2_0_id, and non_npc_type for valid codes and descriptions.

community_origin - See community_origin

system_group -system group: Combination of NPC Version 2 and PAT Non NPC System Groups See system_group

system_code - system_code_description - Combination of system code and system description. See system_code_desctiption

system_description - system_code_description - Combination of system code and system description. See system_code_desctiption

class_code - This is a subset of the full codes in these code values: See npc_code_v2_0_id, npc_complex_v2_0_id, and non_npc_type for valid codes and descriptions.

class_description See npc_code_v2_0_id, npc_complex_v2_0_id, and non_npc_type for valid codes and descriptions.

floristic_region_code - see floristic_region_code_and_name

floristic_region_description - see floristic_region_code_and_name

non_npc_type - See non_npc_typ for codes and desctiptions. These types are used to round out the border to border land cover data for PAT units that have statutory boundaries or ROWs.

gis_acres - GIS caluclated acres of individual polygons

biodiversity_signif_rank - see biodiversity_signif_rank This ranking is from EWR site information that overlaps NPC polygons in the PAT land cover.

Detailed Citation
Table Detail:
dnr_npc_land_cover_pat - Geodatabase Attribute Table
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
Database Generated Object ID
ESRI geometry
npc_code_v2_0_idenumeratedNative Plant Community Codes and DescriptionsField Guide to the Native Plant Communities of Minnesota
APAcid Peatland System
ApnAcid Peatland System Northern
APn80Northern Spruce Bog
APn80aBlack Spruce Bog
APn80a1Black Spruce Bog: Treed Subtype
APn80a2Black Spruce Bog: Semi-Treed Subtype
APn81Northern Poor Conifer Swamp
APn81aPoor Black Spruce Swamp
APn81bPoor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp
APn81b1Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp: Black Spruce Subtype
APn81b2Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp: Tamarack Subtype
APn90Northern Open Bog
APn90aLow Shrub Bog
APn90bGraminoid Bog
APn90b1Graminoid Bog: Typic Subtype
APn90b2Graminoid Bog: Schlenke Subtype
APn91Northern Poor Fen
APn91aLow Shrub Poor Fen
APn91bGraminoid Poor Fen (Basin)
APn91cGraminoid Poor Fen (Water Track)
APn91c1Graminoid Poor Fen (Water Track): Featureless Water Track Subtype
APn91c2Graminoid Poor Fen (Water Track): Flark Subtype
CTCliff/Talus System
CTnCliff/Talus System Northern
CTn11Northern Dry Cliff
CTn11aDry Mafic Cliff (Northern)
CTn11bDry Rove Cliff (Northern)
CTn11cDry Thomson Cliff (Northern)
CTn11dDry Felsic Cliff (Northern)
CTn11eDry Sandstone Cliff (Northern)
CTn12Northern Open Talus
CTn12aDry Open Talus (Northern)
CTn12bMesic Open Talus (Northern)
CTn24Northern Scrub Talus
CTn24aDry Scrub Talus (Northern)
CTn24bMesic Scrub Talus (Northern)
CTn32Northern Mesic Cliff
CTn32aMesic Mafic Cliff (Northern)
CTn32bMesic Rove Cliff (Northern)
CTn32cMesic Thomson Cliff (Northern)
CTn32dMesic Felsic Cliff (Northern)
CTn32eMesic Sandstone Cliff (Northern)
CTn42Northern Wet Cliff
CTn42aWet Mafic Cliff (Northern)
CTn42bWet Rove Cliff (Northern)
CTn42cWet Felsic Cliff (Northern)
CTn42dWet Sandstone Cliff (Northern)
CTsCliff/Talus System Southern
CTs12Southern Dry Cliff
CTs12aDry Sandstone Cliff (Southern)
CTs12bDry Limestone - Dolomite Cliff (Southern)
CTs12cDry Sioux Quartzite Cliff (Southern)
CTs23Southern Open Talus
CTs23aDry Limestone - Dolomite Talus (Southern)
CTs23bMesic Limestone - Dolomite Talus (Southern)
CTs33Southern Mesic Cliff
CTs33aMesic Sandstone Cliff (Southern)
CTs33bMesic Limestone - Dolomite Cliff (Southern)
CTs43Southern Maderate Cliff
CTs43aMaderate Cliff
CTs43a1Maderate Cliff: Limestone Subtype
CTs43a2Maderate Cliff: Dolomite Subtype
CTs46Southern Algific Talus
CTs46aAlgific Talus
CTs46a1Algific Talus: Limestone Subtype
CTs46a2Algific Talus: Dolomite Subtype
CTs53Southern Wet Cliff
CTs53aWet Sandstone Cliff (Southern)
CTs53bWet Limestone - Dolomite Cliff (Southern)
CTuCliff/Talus System Superior
CTu22Lake Superior Cliff
CTu22aExposed Mafic Cliff (Lake Superior)
CTu22bExposed Felsic Cliff (Lake Superior)
CTu22cSheltered Mafic Cliff (Lake Superior)
FDFire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System
FDcFire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System Central
FDc12Central Poor Dry Pine Woodland
FDc12aJack Pine - (Bearberry) Woodland
FDc23Central Dry Pine Woodland
FDc23aJack Pine - (Yarrow) Woodland
FDc23a1Jack Pine - (Yarrow) Woodland: Ericaceous Shrub Subtype
FDc23a2Jack Pine - (Yarrow) Woodland: Bur Oak - Aspen Subtype
FDc24Central Rich Dry Pine Woodland
FDc24aJack Pine - (Bush Honeysuckle) Woodland
FDc24a1Jack Pine - (Bush Honeysuckle) Woodland: Bracken Subtype
FDc24a2Jack Pine - (Bush Honeysuckle) Woodland: Bur Oak - Carrion-Flower Subtype
FDc25Central Dry Oak-Aspen (Pine) Woodland
FDc25aJack Pine - Oak Woodland
FDc25bOak - Aspen Woodland
FDc34Central Dry-Mesic Pine-Hardwood Forest
FDc34aRed Pine - White Pine Forest
FDc34bOak - Aspen Forest
FDnFire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System Northern
FDn12Northern Dry-Sand Pine Woodland
FDn12aJack Pine Woodland (Sand)
FDn12bRed Pine Woodland (Sand)
FDn22Northern Dry-Bedrock Pine (Oak) Woodland
FDn22aJack Pine Woodland (Bedrock)
FDn22bRed Pine - White Pine Woodland (Northeastern Bedrock)
FDn22cPin Oak Woodland (Bedrock)
FDn22dRed Pine - White Pine Woodland (Eastcentral Bedrock)
FDn32Northern Poor Dry-Mesic Mixed Woodland
FDn32aRed Pine - White Pine Woodland (Canadian Shield)
FDn32bRed Pine - White Pine Woodland (Minnesota Point)
FDn32cBlack Spruce - Jack Pine Woodland
FDn32c1Black Spruce - Jack Pine Woodland: Jack Pine - Balsam Fir Subtype
FDn32c2Black Spruce - Jack Pine Woodland: Black Spruce - Feathermoss Subtype
FDn32c3Black Spruce - Jack Pine Woodland: Jack Pine - Black Spruce - Aspen Subtype
FDn32dJack Pine - Black Spruce Woodland (Sand)
FDn32eSpruce - Fir Woodland (North Shore)
FDn33Northern Dry-Mesic Mixed Woodland
FDn33aRed Pine - White Pine Woodland
FDn33a1Red Pine - White Pine Woodland: Balsam Fir Subtype
FDn33a2Red Pine - White Pine Woodland: Mountain Maple Subtype
FDn33bAspen - Birch Woodland
FDn33cBlack Spruce Woodland
FDn43Northern Mesic Mixed Forest
FDn43aWhite Pine - Red Pine Forest
FDn43bAspen - Birch Forest
FDn43b1Aspen - Birch Forest: Balsam Fir Subtype
FDn43b2Aspen - Birch Forest: Hardwood Subtype
FDn43cUpland White Cedar Forest
FDsFire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System Southern
FDs27Southern Dry-Mesic Pine-Oak Woodland
FDs27aJack Pine - Oak Woodland (Sand)
FDs27bWhite Pine - Oak Woodland (Sand)
FDs27cBlack Oak - White Oak Woodland (Sand)
FDs36Southern Dry-Mesic Oak-Aspen Forest
FDs36aBur Oak - Aspen Forest
FDs37Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland
FDs37aOak - (Red Maple) Woodland
FDs37bPin Oak - Bur Oak Woodland
FDs38Southern Dry-Mesic Oak-Hickory Woodland
FDs38aOak - Shagbark Hickory Woodland
FDwFire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System Northwestern
FDw24Northwestern Dry-Mesic Oak Woodland
FDw24aBur Oak - (Prairie Herb) Woodland
FDw24bBur Oak - (Forest Herb) Woodland
FDw34Northwestern Mesic Aspen-Oak Woodland
FDw34aAspen - (Prairie Herb) Woodland
FDw34bAspen - (Beaked Hazel) Woodland
FDw44Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland
FDw44aAspen - (Cordgrass) Woodland
FDw44bAspen - (Chokecherry) Woodland
FFFloodplain Forest System
FFnFloodplain Forest System Northern
FFn57Northern Terrace Forest
FFn57aBlack Ash - Silver Maple Terrace Forest
FFn67Northern Floodplain Forest
FFn67aSilver Maple - (Sensitive Fern) Floodplain Forest
FFsFloodplain Forest System Southern
FFs59Southern Terrace Forest
FFs59aSilver Maple - Green Ash - Cottonwood Terrace Forest
FFs59bSwamp White Oak Terrace Forest
FFs59cElm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest
FFs68Southern Floodplain Forest
FFs68aSilver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest
FPForested Rich Peatland System
FPnForested Rich Peatland System Northern
FPn62Northern Rich Spruce Swamp (Basin)
FPn62aRich Black Spruce Swamp (Basin)
FPn63Northern Cedar Swamp
FPn63aWhite Cedar Swamp (Northeastern)
FPn63bWhite Cedar Swamp (Northcentral)
FPn63cWhite Cedar Swamp (Northwestern)
FPn71Northern Rich Spruce Swamp (Water Track)
FPn71aRich Black Spruce Swamp (Water Track)
FPn72Northern Rich Tamarack Swamp (Eastern Basin)
FPn72aRich Tamarack Swamp (Eastcentral)
FPn73Northern Rich Alder Swamp
FPn73aAlder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp
FPn81Northern Rich Tamarack Swamp (Water Track)
FPn81aRich Tamarack (Sundew - Pitcher Plant) Swamp
FPn82Northern Rich Tamarack Swamp (Western Basin)
FPn82aRich Tamarack - (Alder) Swamp
FPn82bExtremely Rich Tamarack Swamp
FPsForested Rich Peatland System Southern
FPs63Southern Rich Conifer Swamp
FPs63aTamarack Swamp (Southern)
FPwForested Rich Peatland System Northwestern
FPw63Northwestern Rich Conifer Swamp
FPw63aTamarack - Black Spruce Swamp (Aspen Parkland)
FPw63bTamarack Seepage Swamp (Aspen Parkland)
LKLakeshore System
LKiLake Shore System Interior
LKi32Inland Lake Sand/Gravel/Cobble Shore
LKi32aSand Beach (Inland Lake)
LKi32bGravel/Cobble Beach (Inland Lake)
LKi43Inland Lake Rocky Shore
LKi43aBoulder Shore (Inland Lake)
LKi43bBedrock Shore (Inland Lake)
LKi54Inland Lake Clay/Mud Shore
LKi54aClay/Mud Shore (Inland Lake)
LKi54bMud Flat (Inland Lake)
LKi54b1Mud Flat (Inland Lake): Saline Subtype
LKi54b2Mud Flat (Inland Lake): Non-Saline Subtype
LKuLake Shore System Superior
LKu32Lake Superior Sand/Gravel/Cobble Shore
LKu32aBeachgrass Dune (Lake Superior)
LKu32bJuniper Dune Shrubland (Lake Superior)
LKu32cSand Beach (Lake Superior)
LKu32dBeach Ridge Shrubland (Lake Superior)
LKu32eGravel/Cobble Beach (Lake Superior)
LKu43Lake Superior Rocky Shore
LKu43aDry Bedrock Shore (Lake Superior)
LKu43bWet Rocky Shore (Lake Superior)
LKu43b1Wet Rocky Shore (Lake Superior): Cobble Subtype
LKu43b2Wet Rocky Shore (Lake Superior): Bedrock Subtype
MHMesic Hardwood Forest System
MHcMesic Hardwood Forest System Central
MHc26Central Dry-Mesic Oak-Aspen Forest
MHc26aOak - Aspen - Red Maple Forest
MHc26bRed Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Large-Flowered Trillium) Forest
MHc36Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Eastern)
MHc36aRed Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till)
MHc36bRed Oak - Basswood Forest (Calcareous Till)
MHc37Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Western)
MHc37aAspen - (Sugar Maple - Basswood) Forest
MHc37bSugar Maple - Basswood - (Aspen) Forest
MHc38Central Mesic Cold-Slope Hardwood-Conifer Forest
MHc38aWhite Pine - Sugar Maple - Basswood Forest (Cold Slope)
MHc47Central Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest
MHc47aBasswood - Black Ash Forest
MHnMesic Hardwood Forest System Northern
MHn35Northern Mesic Hardwood Forest
MHn35aAspen - Birch - Basswood Forest
MHn35bRed Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bluebead Lily) Forest
MHn44Northern Wet-Mesic Boreal Hardwood-Conifer Forest
MHn44aAspen - Birch - Red Maple Forest
MHn44bWhite Pine - White Spruce - Paper Birch Forest
MHn44cAspen - Fir Forest
MHn44dAspen - Birch - Fir Forest
MHn45Northern Mesic Hardwood (Cedar) Forest
MHn45aPaper Birch - Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore)
MHn45bWhite Cedar - Yellow Birch Forest
MHn45cSugar Maple Forest (North Shore)
MHn46Northern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest
MHn46aAspen - Ash Forest
MHn46bBlack Ash - Basswood Forest
MHn47Northern Rich Mesic Hardwood Forest
MHn47aSugar Maple - Basswood - (Bluebead Lily) Forest
MHn47bSugar Maple - Basswood - (Horsetail) Forest
MHsMesic Hardwood Forest System Southern
MHs37Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest
MHs37aRed Oak - White Oak Forest
MHs37bRed Oak - White Oak - (Sugar Maple) Forest
MHs38Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest
MHs38aWhite Pine - Oak - Sugar Maple Forest
MHs38bBasswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest
MHs38cRed Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest
MHs39Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest
MHs39aSugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest
MHs39bSugar Maple - Basswood - Red Oak - (Blue Beech) Forest
MHs39cSugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)
MHs49Southern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest
MHs49aElm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest
MHs49bElm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Blue Beech) Forest
MHwMesic Hardwood Forest System Northwestern
MHw36Northwestern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest
MHw36aGreen Ash - Bur Oak - Elm Forest
MRMarsh System
MRnMarsh System Northern
MRn83Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh
MRn83aCattail - Sedge Marsh (Northern)
MRn83bCattail Marsh (Northern)
MRn93Northern Bulrush-Spikerush Marsh
MRn93aBulrush Marsh (Northern)
MRn93bSpikerush - Bur Reed Marsh (Northern)
MRpMarsh System Prairie
MRp83Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh
MRp83aCattail - Sedge Marsh (Prairie)
MRp83bCattail Marsh (Prairie)
MRp93Prairie Bulrush-Arrowhead Marsh
MRp93aBulrush Marsh (Prairie)
MRp93bSpikerush - Bur Reed Marsh (Prairie)
MRp93cArrowhead Marsh (Prairie)
MRuMarsh System Superior
MRu94Lake Superior Coastal Marsh
MRu94aEstuary Marsh (Lake Superior)
OPOpen Rich Peatland System
OPnOpen Rich Peatland System Northern
OPn81Northern Shrub Shore Fen
OPn81aBog Birch - Alder Shore Fen
OPn81bLeatherleaf - Sweet Gale Shore Fen
OPn91Northern Rich Fen (Water Track)
OPn91aShrub Rich Fen (Water Track)
OPn91bGraminoid Rich Fen (Water Track)
OPn91b1Graminoid Rich Fen (Water Track): Featureless Water Track Subtype
OPn91b2Graminoid Rich Fen (Water Track): Flark Subtype
OPn92Northern Rich Fen (Basin)
OPn92aGraminoid Rich Fen (Basin)
OPn92bGraminoid - Sphagnum Rich Fen (Basin)
OPn93Northern Extremely Rich Fen
OPn93aSpring Fen
OPpOpen Rich Peatland System Prairie
OPp91Prairie Rich Fen
OPp91aRich Fen (Mineral Soil)
OPp91bRich Fen (Peatland)
OPp91cRich Fen (Prairie Seepage)
OPp93Prairie Extremely Rich Fen
OPp93aCalcareous Fen (Northwestern)
OPp93bCalcareous Fen (Southwestern)
OPp93cCalcareous Fen (Southeastern)
RORock Outcrop System
ROnRock Outcrop System Northern
ROn12Northern Bedrock Outcrop
ROn12aSandstone Outcrop (Northern)
ROn12bCrystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Northern)
ROn23Northern Bedrock Shrubland
ROn23aBedrock Shrubland (Inland)
ROn23bBedrock Shrubland (Lake Superior)
ROsRock Outcrop System Southern
ROs12Southern Bedrock Outcrop
ROs12aCrystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Prairie)
ROs12a1Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Prairie): Minnesota River Subtype
ROs12a2Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Prairie): Sioux Quartzite Subtype
ROs12bCrystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Transition)
ROs12cSedimentary Bedrock Outcrop (Southeast)
ROs12c1Sedimentary Bedrock Outcrop (Southeast): Sandstone Subtype
ROs12c2Sedimentary Bedrock Outcrop (Southeast): Limestone-Dolomite Subtype
RVRiver Shore System
RVxRiver Shore System
RVx32Sand/Gravel/Cobble River Shore
RVx32aWillow Sandbar Shrubland (River)
RVx32bSand Beach/Sandbar (River)
RVx32b1Sand Beach/Sandbar (River): Intermittent Streambed Subtype
RVx32b2Sand Beach/Sandbar (River): Permanent Stream Subtype
RVx32cGravel/Cobble Beach (River)
RVx32c1Gravel/Cobble Beach (River): Intermittent Streambed Subtype
RVx32c2Gravel/Cobble Beach (River): Permanent Stream Subtype
RVx43Rocky River Shore
RVx43aBedrock/Boulder Shore (River)
RVx43a1Bedrock/Boulder Shore (River): Intermittent Streambed Subtype
RVx43a2Bedrock/Boulder Shore (River): Permanent Stream Subtype
RVx54Clay/Mud River Shore
RVx54aSlumping Clay/Mud Slope (River)
RVx54bClay/Mud Shore (River)
RVx54b1Clay/Mud Shore (River): Intermittent Streambed Subtype
RVx54b2Clay/Mud Shore (River): Permanent Stream Subtype
UPUpland Prairie System
UPnUpland Prairie System Northern
UPn12Northern Dry Prairie
UPn12aDry Barrens Prairie (Northern)
UPn12bDry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern)
UPn12cDry Sand - Gravel Brush-Prairie (Northern)
UPn12dDry Hill Prairie (Northern)
UPn13Northern Dry Savanna
UPn13aDry Barrens Jack Pine Savanna (Northern)
UPn13bDry Barrens Oak Savanna (Northern)
UPn13cDry Sand - Gravel Oak Savanna (Northern)
UPn13dDry Hill Oak Savanna (Northern)
UPn23Northern Mesic Prairie
UPn23aMesic Brush-Prairie (Northern)
UPn23bMesic Prairie (Northern)
UPn24Northern Mesic Savanna
UPn24aMesic Oak Savanna (Northern)
UPn24bAspen Openings (Northern)
UPsUpland Prairie System Southern
UPs13Southern Dry Prairie
UPs13aDry Barrens Prairie (Southern)
UPs13bDry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern)
UPs13cDry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern)
UPs13dDry Hill Prairie (Southern)
UPs14Southern Dry Savanna
UPs14aDry Barrens Oak Savanna (Southern)
UPs14a1Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Southern): Jack Pine Subtype
UPs14a2Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Southern): Oak Subtype
UPs14bDry Sand - Gravel Oak Savanna (Southern)
UPs14cDry Hill Oak Savanna (Southern)
UPs23Southern Mesic Prairie
UPs23aMesic Prairie (Southern)
UPs24Southern Mesic Savanna
UPs24aMesic Oak Savanna (Southern)
WFWet Forest System
WFnWet Forest System Northern
WFn53Northern Wet Cedar Forest
WFn53aLowland White Cedar Forest (North Shore)
WFn53bLowland White Cedar Forest (Northern)
WFn55Northern Wet Ash Swamp
WFn55aBlack Ash - Aspen - Balsam Poplar Swamp (Northeastern)
WFn55bBlack Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Basswood Swamp (Eastcentral)
WFn55cBlack Ash - Mountain Maple Swamp (Northern)
WFn64Northern Very Wet Ash Swamp
WFn64aBlack Ash - Conifer Swamp (Northeastern)
WFn64bBlack Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Alder Swamp (Eastcentral)
WFn64cBlack Ash - Alder Swamp (Northern)
WFn74Northern Wet Alder Swamp
WFn74aAlder - (Red Currant - Meadow-Rue) Swamp
WFsWet Forest System Southern
WFs55Southern Wet Aspen Forest
WFs55aLowland Aspen Forest
WFs57Southern Wet Ash Swamp
WFs57aBlack Ash - (Red Maple) Seepage Swamp
WFs57bBlack Ash - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Blue Beech) Seepage Swamp
WFwWet Forest System Northwestern
WFw54Northwestern Wet Aspen Forest
WFw54aLowland Black Ash - Aspen - Balsam Poplar Forest
WMWet Meadow/Carr System
WMnWet Meadow/Carr System Northern
WMn82Northern Wet Meadow/Carr
WMn82aWillow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp
WMn82bSedge Meadow
WMn82b1Sedge Meadow: Bluejoint Subtype
WMn82b2Sedge Meadow: Tussock Sedge Subtype
WMn82b3Sedge Meadow: Beaked Sedge Subtype
WMn82b4Sedge Meadow: Lake Sedge Subtype
WMPWet Meadow/Carr System Prairie
WMp73Prairie Wet Meadow/Carr
WMp73aPrairie Meadow/Carr
WMsWet Meadow/Carr System Southern
WMs83Southern Seepage Meadow/Carr
WMs83aSeepage Meadow/Carr
WMs83a1Seepage Meadow/Carr Tussock: Sedge Subtype
WMs83a2Seepage Meadow/Carr: Aquatic Sedge Subtype
WMs83a3Seepage Meadow/Carr: Impatiens Subtype
WMs92Southern Basin Wet Meadow/Carr
WMs92aBasin Meadow/Carr
WPWetland Prairie System
WPnWetland Prairie System Northern
WPn53Northern Wet Prairie
WPn53aWet Seepage Prairie (Northern)
WPn53bWet Brush-Prairie (Northern)
WPn53cWet Prairie (Northern)
WPn53dWet Saline Prairie (Northern)
WPsWetland Prairie System Southern
WPs54Southern Wet Prairie
Southern Wet PrairieWet Seepage Prairie (Southern)
WPs54bWet Prairie (Southern)
WPs54cWet Saline Prairie (Southern)
npc_complex_v2_0_idenumeratedNPC Ver 2 Complex Codes and Descriptions
AFP_CXAlder Swamp / Forested Peatland Complex
AOX_CXAspen - Oak Woodland Complex
ASBH_CXAlder Swamp / Wet Alder Swamp / Wet-Mesic Boreal Hardwood-Conifer Forest
ASM_CXAlder Swamp / Northern Sedge Meadow Complex
ASP_CXAspen Parkland Complex
ASR_CXAgassiz Shoreline Ridge and Swale Complex
AWAF_CXAspen Woodland/Forest Complex
CSW_CXConifer Swamp Complex
DCT_CXDry Mafic Cliff (Northern) / Northern Talus Complex
FCT_CXFelsic Cliff (Northern) / Northern Talus Complex
FPT_CXForested Peatland / Upland Transition Complex
FW_CXForest Wetland Complex
FWMM_CXFen/Wet Meadow/Marsh Complex
JPSW_CXBlack Spruce Jack Pine Woodland Complex
MCT_CXMesic Mafic Cliff (Northern) / Northern Talus Complex
MF_PDMW_CXMesic Forest_Poor Dry-Mesic Woodland Complex
MFS_CXMeadow - Marsh - Fen - Swamp Complex
MHF_CXMesic Hardwood Forest Complex
MHS_CXSouthwestern Rich Mesic Hardwood Forest Complex
MMS_CXMeadow - Marsh - Fen-Swamp Complex
MMWF_CXMesic Mix / Wet Forest Complex
MOW_CXMarsh-Open Water Complex
MSA_CXMeadow - Marsh - Shrub Swamp - Wet Aspen Complex
MSM_CXMeadow - Shrub Swamp - Marsh - Wet-Mesic Hardwood Complex
NPF_CXNorthern Poor Fen Complex
NT_CXNorthern Talus Complex
NWF_CXNorthwestern Upland Hardwood Forest Complex
OSW_CXCrystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Northern) / Bedrock Shrubland (Inland) / Woodland Complex
PBW_CXParkland Brush Prairie - Wetland Complex
PMA_CXWet-Mesic Prairie / Lowland Aspen Complex
PWL_CXPrairie Wetland Complex
RIP_CXParkland Riparian Forest Complex
ROCW_CXThomson Outcrop / Cliff / Woodland Complex
ROP_CXRock Outcrop - Dry Prairie Complex
RRS_CXRiver / Rocky Shore Complex
RRV_CXSand / Gravel / Cobble / Bedrock / Boulder Shore (River) Complex
RSO_CXLake Superior Rocky Shore / Bedrock Shrubland / Bedrock Outcrop Complex
SFS_CXShrub Shore Fen / Low Gradient Stream Complex
SS_CXShrub Swamp Complex
SWP_CXSaline Wet Prairie Complex
WFWM_CXNorthern Wet Meadow Wet Forest Complex
Name of Primary Observer
Name of Secondary Observer
Name of Tertiary Observer
Primary Observer Affiliation
Secondary Observer Affiliation
Tertiary Observer Affiliation
Primary Observer Details
Secondary Observer Details
Tertiary Observer Details
observation_year1986 to PresentYear Observation was Made
admin_dnr_unitenumeratedMNDNR Division
FAWFish and Wildlife
PATParks and Trails
collection_methodenumeratedMethod used to acquire data
GGround Survey: Surveyor gained information about the community through ground survey; done for the purpose of NPC evaluation. This includes but is not limited to: comprehensive walk-through supported by waypoints & field notes, releves, or forestry transect worksheets. This is performed by you personally or performed by others and given to you to use.
EPeripheral Edge: Survey Surveyor gained information about the community by viewing from edge (drive-by, canoe, etc.) or cursory walk through. Again, this action is performed by you personally or performed by others and the data is given to you to use.
AAerial Survey: Surveyor gained information about the community by aircraft, helicopter, etc.
OOther: Surveyor used some type of physical document usually in the form of a report or publication that lends some supporting information about a map polygon. These are a contrast to the standard derived spatial layers typically consulted in a GIS. Examples would be a forest service report that included some reference text to help describe the NPC delineation/classification process, but the report was carried out for a purpose other than NPC evaluation.
PPhoto Interpretation: Using Derived Data layers the surveyor gained information about the community from data sources that do not represent a physical visit to the polygon for the purpose of NPC evaluation. This data is typically remotely sensed data (Air Photos, GAP, LiDAR, DEMs), extrapolated data (soil surveys, NWI) or other natural resource inventories (FIM, CSA).
photo_year1980 to PresentPhoto year supporting collection method
photo_typeenumeratedPhoto Type supporting collection method photo
FSA ColorFarm Service Agency Full Color
Forestry CIRDNR Division of Forestry Color Infrared
NHAP CIRNational High Altitude Program Color Infrared
NAPP B&WNational Aerial Photography Program Black and White
General comments supporting NPC classification or other information pertaining to this NPC. Content should be related to classification, survey effort and /or condition.
biodiversity_signif_rankenumeratedERW rankinf of overall site
OutstandingSites containing the best occurrences of the rarest species, the most outstanding examples of the rarest native plant communities, and/or the largest, most intact functional landscapes present.
HighSites containing very good quality occurrences of the rarest species, high-quality examples of rare NPCs, and/or important functional landscapes.
ModerateSites containing occurrences of rare species and/or moderately disturbed NPCs, and/or landscapes that have a strong potential for recovery.
BelowSites below minimum biodiversity threshold for statewide significance. These sites lack occurrences of rare species or natural features or do not meet MCBS standards for Outstanding, High, or Moderate rank. These sites may include areas of conservation value at the local level, such as habitat for native plants and animals, corridors for animal movements, buffers surrounding higher quality natural areas, or areas with high potential for restoration of native habitat.
s_rank_descriptionenumeratedSub National Conservation RankNatureServe Conservation Status Rank: Interpreting G-ranks and S-ranks for Native Plant Communities (Version 1.3 – April 1, 2009)
S1 - critically imperiledcritically imperiled
S2 - imperiledimperiled
S3 - vulnerable to extirpation or extinctionvulnerable to extirpation or extinction
S4 - apparently secureapparently secure
S5 - demonstrably widespread, abundant, and securedemonstrably widespread, abundant, and secure
s_rank_codeenumeratedSub National Conservation Rank CodeNatureServe Conservation Status Rank: Interpreting G-ranks and S-ranks for Native Plant Communities (Version 1.3 – April 1, 2009)
S1critically imperiled
S3vulnerable to extirpation or extinction
S4apparently secure
S5demonstrably widespread, abundant, and secure
NRNot Ranked
program_project_code_and_nameenumeratedLand and Minerals Program Proojec Codes with PAT unit names.
SPK00100Afton State Park
SPK00103Banning State Park
SPK00109Bear Head Lake State Park
SPK00112Beaver Creek Valley State Park
SPK00115Big Stone Lake State Park
SPK00121Blue Mounds State Park
SPK00124Buffalo River State Park
SPK00127Camden State Park
SPK00130Carley State Park
SPK00133Cascade River State Park
SPK00136Charles A. Lindbergh State Park
SPK00139Crow Wing State Park
SPK00142Father Hennepin State Park
SPK00145Flandrau State Park
SPK00148Forestville Mystery Cave State Park
SPK00151Fort Ridgely State Park
SPK00154Fort Snelling State Park
SPK00157Franz Jevne State Park
SPK00160Frontenac State Park
SPK00163George H. Crosby Manitou State Park
SPK00166Glacial Lakes State Park
SPK00167Glendalough State Park
SPK00172Gooseberry Falls State Park
SPK00173Grand Portage State Park
SPK00174Hayes Lake State Park
SPK00175Myre-Big Island State Park
SPK00176Hill-Annex Mine State Park
SPK00177John A. Latsch State Park
SPK00178Interstate State Park
SPK00181Itasca State Park
SPK00187Jay Cooke State Park
SPK00193Judge C. R. Magney State Park
SPK00196Kilen Woods State Park
SPK00197Lac qui Parle State Park
SPK00205Lake Bemidji State Park
SPK00208Lake Bronson State Park
SPK00211Lake Carlos State Park
SPK00214Lake Louise State Park
SPK00217Lake Maria State Park
SPK00220Lake Shetek State Park
SPK00226McCarthy Beach State Park
SPK00229Maplewood State Park
SPK00232Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
SPK00235Minneopa State Park
SPK00238Monson Lake State Park
SPK00239Moose Lake State Park
SPK00241Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
SPK00244Great River Bluffs State Park
SPK00247Old Mill State Park
SPK00250Rice Lake State Park
SPK00253St. Croix State Park
SPK00254Wild River State Park
SPK00256Sakatah Lake State Park
SPK00259Savanna Portage State Park
SPK00262Scenic State Park
SPK00263Schoolcraft State Park
SPK00265Sibley State Park
SPK00266Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
SPK00267Split Rock Creek State Park
SPK00268Temperance River State Park
SPK00269Tettegouche State Park
SPK00274Soudan Underground Mine State Park
SPK00277Upper Sioux Agency State Park
SPK00280Whitewater State Park
SPK00283William O'Brien State Park
SPK00284Zippel Bay State Park
SPK00285Lake Vermilion State Park
SRA00302Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
SRA00303Saint Croix Islands Recreation Area
SRA00304Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area
SRA00307Garden Island State Recreation Area
SRA00308Big Bog State Recreation Area
SRA00309Red River State Recreation Area
SRA00310Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area
SRA00311La Salle Lake SRA
SWS00503Caribou State Wayside
SWS00509Devils Track Falls State Wayside
SWS00512Flood Bay State Wayside
SWS00515Inspiration Peak State Wayside
SWS00521Joseph R. Brown State Wayside
SWS00524Kodonce River State Wayside
SWS00533Ray Berglund State Wayside
SWS00536Sam Brown Monument State Wayside
TRA00712Douglas State Trail
TRA00718Heartland State Trail
TRA00725Paul Bunyan State Trail
TRA00730Root River State Trail
TRA00753Harmony to Preston State Trail
non_npc_typeenumeratedNon Native Plant Communities including water features.Parks and Trails Non Native Plant Communities
1.0Developed & Use Areas
1.2Picnic Area
1.3Recreational Activity Area
1.4Recreational Beach
1.5Administrative Area
1.6Golf Course
1.7Historic Area
1.7aOld Use Area
1.7bOld Dump Site
1.8Roads/Trails - Buffered
1.95aPrivate Residential
1.95bPrivate Farmstead
1.95cPrivate Commercial
1.9aSewage Treatment Pond
1.9bSwimming Pool
1.9dStorm water Basin
2.0Open, Non-Developed
2.1Old Field
2.2aRow Crops
2.3Utility Corridors
2.4Clearcut, Blow-Downs
2.5Prairie or Savanna Reconstruction
2.6Young Forest
2.6aYoung Forest - (deciduous)
2.6bYoung Forest - (coniferous)
2.6cYoung Forest - (mixed)
2.7aWoodland Pasture
3.0Planted Stands of Trees
3.1Planted (deciduous)
3.2Planted (coniferous)
3.3Planted (mixed)
4.0Human Exposed Earth
4.1Gravel Pit
4.3Associated w/Mining Activities
5.0Open Water
5.1Seasonal Pond
5.2Permanent Artificial Ponds
5.3Permanent Rivers/Streams
5.4Intermittent Streams
5.5Ponds & Potholes
UCNot Yet Classified
system_groupenumeratedComgination of NPC Version 2 and PAT Non NPC System Groupsl
Developed AreasDeveloped Areas
MBS ComplexesMBS Complexes
Non-Natural CommunitiesNon-Natural Communities
Other Natural CommunitiesOther Natural Communities
Upland Forests and WoodlandsUpland Forests and Woodlands
Upland Grasslands, Shrublands, and Sparse VegetationUpland Grasslands, Shrublands, and Sparse Vegetation
Wetland ForestsWetland Forests
Wetland Grasslands, Shrublands, and MarshesWetland Grasslands, Shrublands, and Marshes
system_code_descriptionenumeratedMBS and PAT System Codes and Desctiprions
APAcid Peatland System
CMXComplex community
CTCliff/Talus System
FCFacilities System
FDFire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System
FFFloodplain Forest System
FPForested Rich Peatland System
LKLakeshore System
MHMesic Hardwood Forest System
MRMarsh System
NNSNon-Natural System
ONSOther Natural System
OPOpen Rich Peatland System
RORock Outcrop System
RVRiver Shore System
UPUpland Prairie System
WFWet Forest System
WMWet Meadow/Carr System
WPWetland Prairie System
floristic_region_code_and_nameenumeratedMBS Floristic Region Code
APnAcid Peatland System, Northern Floristic Region
CMXComplex community
CTnCliff/Talus System, Northern Floristic Region
CTsCliff/Talus System, Southern Floristic Region
CTuCliff/Talus System, Lake Superior Floristic Region
FDcFire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System, Central Floristic Region
FDnFire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System, Northern Floristic Region
FDsFire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System, Southern Floristic Region
FDwFire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System, Northwestern Floristic Region
FFnFloodplain Forest System, Northern Floristic Region
FFsFloodplain Forest System, Southern Floristic Region
FPnForested Rich Peatland System, Northern Floristic Region
FPsForested Rich Peatland System, Southern Floristic Region
FPwForested Rich Peatland System
LKiLakeshore System, Inland Floristic Region
LKuLakeshore System, Lake Superior Floristic Region
MHcMesic Hardwood Forest System, Central Floristic Region
MHnMesic Hardwood Forest System, Northern Floristic Region
MHsMesic Hardwood Forest System, Southern Floristic Region
MHwMesic Hardwood Forest System, Northwestern Floristic Region
MRnMarsh System, Northern Floristic Region
MrpMarsh System, Prairie Floristic Region
MRuMarsh System, Lake Superior Floristic Region
OPnOpen Rich Peatland System, Northern Floristic Region
ROnRock Outcrop System, Northern Floristic Region
ROsRock Outcrop System, Southern Floristic Region
RVxRiver System
UPnUpland Prairie System, Northern Floristic Region
UPsUpland Prairie System, Southern Floristic Region
WFnWet Forest System , Northern Floristic Region
WFsWet Forest System , Southern Floristic Region
WFwWet Forest System , Northwestern Floristic Region
WMnWet Meadow/Carr System, Northern Floristic Region
WMpWet Meadow/Carr System , Prairie Floristic Region
WMsWet Meadow/Carr System, Southern Floristic Region
WPnWetland Prairie System, Northern Floristic Region
WPsWetland Prairie System, Southern Floristic Region
community_originenumeratedOrigin of Plant Community
RemnantNaturally generated Native Plant Community
RestorationNPC generated through management efforts
N/ANot Applicable
management_categoriesenumeratedThese rankings are used to describe management needs for the division
UnclassifiedCategory not yet assigned
Not ApplicableTypically developed areas that will not be managed as NPC
ReconstructionUsed for communities that are in need of transformation to a natural community of some kind and have the potential to be converted at some point. This category will include types which are included in non-natural systems, such as old fields.
RestorationUsed to repair degraded natural communities. The degradation may be because of infestations of invasive species, over-growth of natives due to lack of fire, past human activities, such as casual trails, cattle grazing, etc.
Maintenancefor Used for intact natural communities that generally require only prescribed burning (if a fire dependent community), periodic monitoring and control of small infestations of invasives, and preventing/addressing visitor use impacts.
HighSimilar to MBS EO ranks of A and B. These are high quality native plant communities or reconstructions that largely require only monitoring (for invasives, etc) and, if disturbance dependent, periodic fire, ground disruption, etc. They are invasives free or nearly so, little impact of significant anthropogenic disturbance can be seen. Maintenance only needed.
MediumComparable to MBS EO ranks of B/C and C. These are areas which contain many species associated with the appropriate native plant community but also invasives or “weedy” species are present and signs of past anthropogenic disturbance are evident, such as livestock grazing, significant logging, etc. These sites will require restoration efforts such as: control of invasive and/or “weedy” species, re-introduction of some species, and minimization of past evidence of significant anthropogenic disturbance. Restoration and maintenance required.
LowSimilar to the MBS EO ranks of C/D and D. These are sites that retain some native species but the polygon is dominated by non-natives, and in the case of communities like prairies may also contain significant woody plant cover. Signs of significant anthropogenic disturbance are evident in the site like, heavy grazing, clear-cut logging, and coarse woody debris absent due to human activities. These areas may need significant reconstruction activities in combination with restoration efforts to improve their quality to an appropriate level.
Not ApplicableThis category is used for those polygons which do not receive a quality rank. That includes: lakes & streams (non-palustrine wetlands), facilities/use areas, non-natural systems such as old fields, croplands and utility corridors.
UnclassifiedNot yet ranked for quality.
quality_rank_year_assigned2000 to PresentYear Quality Rank Assigned
Person assigning Quality Rank
Desired Future Condition Code of this community based on maintenance, restoration, or reconstruction of a community to enhance or restore the health of a native plant communtiy. See metadata for field npc_code_v2_0_id for Codes and Descriptions.Field Guide to the Native Plant Communities of Minnesota
Desired Future Condition Code of this community based on maintenance, restoration, or reconstruction of a community to enhance or restore the health of a native plant communtiy. Non-Native communities are generally exempt from this if they are actively being managed for recreational uses. See metadata for field pat_non_npc_type_id for codes and description values.Parks and Trails Non Native Plant Communities
See: NPC Ver 2 Complex Codes and DescriptionsEWR Complex Codes
Name of person assinging Desired Future Condition of this community.
General information specific to this particular community such as reasons why it was classified the way it was.
More information specific to a community such as inclusions that may have been to small to map on their own or other specific information supporting the determination of the community.
Text description supporting how the conditon ranking was achieved.
Name of person assinging condition rank.
condition_rank_year_assigned2000 to PresentYear Condition Rank was assigned.

Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Minnesota DNR - Management Information Systems
Publication Date 03/03/2014
Contact Person Information Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5637
Email: zeb.thomas@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier biota_dnr_native_plant_comm
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Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 12/04/2014
Contact Person Information Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5637
Email: zeb.thomas@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/committee/standards/mgmg/metadata.htm

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