Metadata: Minnesota DNR Old Growth Forest

Minnesota DNR Old Growth Forest

This page last updated: 06/30/2021
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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 DNR - Division of Forestry

Title: Minnesota DNR Old Growth Forest

Abstract: This layer is a digital inventory of individual old growth forest stands. This data originates from the Minnesota DNR's "Forest Inventory Management" system (also referred to as FIM). Old growth designations are determined through an interdisciplinary evaluation process by DNR staff in divisions of Forestry, Fish and Wildlife, Ecological and Water Resources, and Parks and Trails. These data are updated on a continuous basis, as needed.

Purpose: Forest resource planning, harvest plans, treatment plans, wildlife habitat assessment, natural heritage review, native plant community mapping support, historical vegetation studies

Time Period of Content Date: 07/06/2021

Currentness Reference: Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset. 1974 - Present

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: Daily

Spatial Extent of Data: Statewide

Bounding Coordinates: -96.309815
-89.813889
49.292426
43.479354

Place Keywords: Minnesota

Theme Keywords: Forest, Old Growth, Forest Inventory, Land Cover, biota

Theme Keyword Thesaurus:

Access Constraints: None

Use Constraints: None

Contact Person Information: Emily Peters, Forest Ecologist
Minnesota DNR - Ecological and Water Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5135
Email: Emily.Peters@state.mn.us

Browse Graphic: Click to view a data sample.


Associated Data Sets:

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency: Some non-data polygons are unlabeled.

Completeness: As new lands are acquired, Forest Inventory data collection is scheduled.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Features are digitized onscreen over standard 24k DRGs and USGS DOQs and will inherit the horizontal positional accuracy of those products.

Vertical Positional Accuracy: Not Applicable

Lineage:

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

Vertical Datum: not applicable

Vertical Units: Not Applicable

Depth Datum: not applicable

Depth Units: Not Applicable

Section 5: Attributes

Overview: See Metadata_FIM.doc or the latest metadata for FIM: Forest Stand Inventory Metadata

Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
dnr_old_growth_forest - Primary Feature Class Attribute Table
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
LOCATION
-
DNR internal location code
RAN_CDenumerated3 Digit DNR Forestry Administrative Area (RAN=RegionAreaNumber)
111Bemidji Area
117Blackduck Area
121Warroad Area
131Baudette Area
142Backus Area
161Park Rapids Area
199Red Lake
221Deer River Area
232Aitkin Area
234Hibbing Area
245Tower Area
251Cloquet Area
253Two Harbors Area
261Littlefork Area
312Little Falls Area
341Lewiston Area
344Sandstone Area
351Cambridge Area
443New Ulm Area
SLABEL
-
Stand Label. A concatenation of a unique FIM Type Number per PLS Section + Main Species CoverType Code +Main Species SizeClass + Main Species Density Class. Used on maps.
COUNTYenumeratedCounty identified using a standard number from 1 to 87
1Aitkin
2Anoka
3Becker
4Beltrami
5Benton
6Big Stone
7Blue Earth
8Brown
9Carlton
10Carver
11Cass
12Chippewa
13Chisago
14Clay
15Clearwater
16Cook
17Cottonwood
18Crow Wing
19Dakota
20Dodge
21Douglas
22Faribault
23Fillmore
24Freeborn
25Goodhue
26Grant
27Hennepin
28Houston
29Hubbard
30Isanti
31Itasca
32Jackson
33Kanabec
34Kandiyohi
35Kittson
36Koochiching
37Lac Qui Parle
38Lake
39Lake of the Woods
40LeSueur
41Lincoln
42Lyon
43McLeod
44Mahnomen
45Marshall
46Martin
47Meeker
48Mille Lacs
49Morrison
50Mower
51Murray
52Nicollet
53Nobles
54Norman
55Olmsted
56Otter Tail
57Pennington
58Pine
59Pipestone
60Polk
61Pope
62Ramsey
63Red Lake
64Redwood
65Renville
66Rice
67Rock
68Roseau
69St. Louis
70Scott
71Sherburne
72Sibley
73Stearns
74Steele
75Stevens
76Swift
77Todd
78Traverse
79Wabasha
80Wadena
81Waseca
82Washington
83Watonwan
84Wilkin
85Winona
86Wright
87Yellow Medicine
ADMIN1
-
primary land administering division
MN_CTYPEenumeratedMain Cover Type
0None
1Ash
6Willow
9Lowland Hardwoods
12Aspen
13Birch
14Balm of Gilead
15Cottonwood
17Hybrid Poplar
20Northern Hardwoods
25Walnut
30Oak
40Central Hardwoods
51White Pine
52Norway Pine
53Jack Pine
54Scotch Pine
55Ponderosa Pine
61White Spruce
62Balsam Fir
64Norway Spruce
70Upland Larch
71Black Spruce-Lowland
72Tamarack
73White Cedar
74Black Spruce-Upland
75Stagnant Spruce
76Stagnant Tamarack
77Stagnant Cedar
78Offsite Aspen
79Offsite Oak
81Red Cedar
82Cutover Area
83Lowland Grass
84Upland Grass
85Lowland Brush
86Upland Brush
87Duff
88Moss
90Unknown
91Agricultural
92Industrial Develop
93Recreation Develop
94Roads
95Rock Outcrop
96Permanent Water
97Nonpermanent Water
98Marsh
99Muskeg
TMBR_STATenumeratedTimber Status
0N/A
1Normal
2Restricted
3No Harvest
4Normal-Special Mgmt
5Designated Old Growth
6No Longer Used
7Designated Future Old Growth
8Candidate Old Growth
9No Longer Used
OG_STAT_NAME
-
text field indicating the current old growth designation status (designated, designated FOG, or candidate)
SITE_INDEX
-
Site Index Value (a measure of site productivity)
SI_SPECIESenumeratedSpecies that SITE_INDEX field refers to
0None
1Ash Black
2Elm American
3Maple Silver
4Elm Red
5Elm Rock
6Willow
12Aspen Trembling
13Birch Paper
14Balm of Gilead
15Cottonwood
16Aspen Largetooth
17Hybrid Poplar
21Maple Red
22Maple Sugar
23Basswood
24Birch Yellow
25Walnut
26Butternut
27Cherry
28Buckeye
31Oak Northern Red
32Oak Black
33Oak Northern Pin
34Oak White
35Oak Burr
36Oak Scarlet
38Ash White
39Ash Green
41Hickory Bitternut
42Hickory Shagbark
43Hackberry
45Box Elder
51Pine White
52Pine Norway
53Pine Jack
54Pine Scotch
55Pine Ponderosa
56Pine Austrian
61Spruce White
62Balsam Fir
63Spruce Colorado
64Spruce Norway
65Spruce Black Hills
71Spruce Black
72Tamarack
73Cedar White
81Cedar Red
82Hemlock
83Douglas Fir
84Larch European
85Larch Japanese
86Larch Siberian
91Locust
92Ironwood
93Birch River
94Blue Beech
99Miscellaneous
OG1_ID
-
unique ID for each old growth site (which can be comprised of multiple stands)
OG1_TYPE
-
old growth forest type (e.g., RP, WP, NH, C, O, LCOG)
TOTAL_ACRE
-
total acres in the stand
REMARK1
-
general notes section that sometimes includes info about OG
REMARK2
-
general notes section that sometimes includes info about OG
CUR_AGE
-
Current stand age
STAND_KEY
-
DNR Internal ID for each forest stand polygon

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota DNR - Division of Forestry

Publication Date: 2009-09-17 00:00:00.0

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_old_growth_forest_pub

Distribution Liability: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement is online: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/sitetools/data_software_license.html

Ordering Instructions: Please visit the download page for this dataset on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons website using the web link below (Online Linkage).

Online Linkage: I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 06/30/2021

Contact Person Information: Steve Hafvenstein, Forestry Applications Support
Minnesota DNR - Forestry
1200 Minnesota Ave S
Aitkin, MN  56431
Phone: 218-429-3064
Email: stephen.hafvenstein@state.mn.us

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2



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