MFRC Landscape Regions

This page last updated: 12/20/2013
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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
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7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator Minnesota Forest Resources Council
Title MFRC Landscape Regions
Abstract All landscape-level forest resource planning and coordination is organized according to a schema of landscape regions. A diverse group of 50 stakeholders outlined six landscape regions, plus the prairie and metro regions that are mostly nonforest. Criteria followed in delineating the landscape regions were that the regions should be based on:

- broadly defined ecological units;
- existing classification systems;
- existing political and administrative boundaries; and
- current planning processes.

Each landscape has unique ecological, social and economic characteristics, best considered on a regional basis. Regional boundaries fall on county lines, following DNR Ecological Classification System (ECS) sections as closely as possible.
Purpose MFRC Landscape Region analysis that guides the Landscape Region planning process.
Time Period of Content Date 04/25/2012
Currentness Reference
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None Planned
Spatial Extent of Data State of Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.23
-89.53
49.37
43.5
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords MFRC, Landscape Regions
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Use of the data are constrained only by the DNR GIS Data License Agreement
Contact Person Information Jeff Reinhart, GIS Coordinator
Minnesota Forest Resources Council
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN  55101
Phone: 651-259-5902
Email: jeff.reinhart@state.mn.us
Browse Graphic None available
Associated Data Sets County boundaries are based on the Minnesota County Boundaries layer maintained by the MN DNR. Three counties were split roughly along PLS Township boundaries to better align Landscape Region boundaries with ECS Sections: Beltrami, Morrison, and Polk. Beltrami County was split north/south roughly along PLSS Township line 150. Morrison County was split east/west roughly along the meander line of the Mississippi River. Polk County was split east/west roughly along Range line 42. Which version of the PLS Township boundaries was used to make the splits is unknown.

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy No known issues.
Logical Consistency None
Completeness Consistent with areas as defined in Minnesota County Boundaries at Time Period of Content.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy See "Completeness of Data"
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not Applicable
Lineage From bdry_counpy2.shp, Beltrami, Morrison, and Polk Counties were split. Field "lndscp_nam" was added and attributes were ascribed. Dataset was dissolved on field "lndscp_nam" with multi-part features. Field "lndscp_lbl" was added, calculated from "lndscp_nam", and updated with carriage returns for labeling purposes.

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 MFRC Landscape Region names and labels
Detailed Citation
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Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Minnesota Forest Resources Council
Publication Date 12/20/2013
Contact Person Information Jeff Reinhart, GIS Coordinator
Minnesota Forest Resources Council
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN  55101
Phone: 651-259-5902
Email: jeff.reinhart@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier bdry_mfrc_landscape_regions
Distribution Liability www.dnr.state.mn.us/sitetools/data_software_license.html
Ordering Instructions See Distribution Contact
Online Linkage None available.

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 12/20/2013
Contact Person Information Jeff Reinhart, GIS Coordinator
Minnesota Forest Resources Council
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN  55101
Phone: 651-259-5902
Email: jeff.reinhart@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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