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MBS Native Plant Communities

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Originator The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Abstract This data layer contains results of the Minnesota Biological Survey (MBS). It includes polygons representing the highest quality native plant communities remaining in surveyed counties. These native plant communities are important areas for conservation. Native plant communities (sometimes also referred to as "natural 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 located higher quality native plant communities using aerial photo interpretation followed by field survey of selected sites. Areas that were not mapped as native plant community polygons primarily represent: 1) 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; and 2) native plant community polygons that were below minimal size criteria. Note: some areas that were not mapped are important for conservation. They may include habitat for native plants and animals, corridors for animal movement, buffers surrounding high quality natural areas and open space, and target areas for restoration.
Use Tips This data set is the most complete source of information on Minnesota''s native plant communities for the counties in which the biological survey has been completed. Data is added as county surveys are completed. Data for previously completed counties are not regularly updated, except to correct for errors.
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Time Period of Content Date 1986 - Present
Currentness Reference The data are current, by county, to the publication date of the County Biological Survey data for that county.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Users must include in any product derived from this GIS data set an acknowledgment of the Minnesota County Biological Survey 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.
Distributor Organization Minnesota DNR - Division of Ecological Resources - Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program
Ordering Instructions See Online Linkage or Distribution Contact
Online Linkage http://deli.dnr.state.mn.us/


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MBS Native Plant Communities

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Title MBS Native Plant Communities
Abstract This data layer contains results of the Minnesota Biological Survey (MBS). It includes polygons representing the highest quality native plant communities remaining in surveyed counties. These native plant communities are important areas for conservation. Native plant communities (sometimes also referred to as "natural 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 located higher quality native plant communities using aerial photo interpretation followed by field survey of selected sites. Areas that were not mapped as native plant community polygons primarily represent: 1) 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; and 2) native plant community polygons that were below minimal size criteria. Note: some areas that were not mapped are important for conservation. They may include habitat for native plants and animals, corridors for animal movement, buffers surrounding high quality natural areas and open space, and target areas for restoration.
Use Tips This data set is the most complete source of information on Minnesota''s native plant communities for the counties in which the biological survey has been completed. Data is added as county surveys are completed. Data for previously completed counties are not regularly updated, except to correct for errors.
Purpose To foster better understanding and protection of Minnesota's native plant communities
Time Period of Content Date 1986 - Present
Currentness Reference The data are current, by county, to the publication date of the County Biological Survey data for that county.
Progress In Work
Maintenance and Update Frequency As Needed
Spatial Extent of Data Data is available for counties where them MCBS work has been completed and published. This data set is considered the "state-wide" version. Additional county data are added as field work is verified and data are published.
Bounding Coordinates -97.5
-89
49.5
43
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords Native Plant Communities, Natural Communities, Rare Plants, Natural Heritage, Biological Survey, biota
Theme Keyword Thesaurus None
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Users must include in any product derived from this GIS data set an acknowledgment of the Minnesota County Biological Survey 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 Carmen Converse, MCBS Supervisor
Minnesota DNR - Division of Ecological Resources
Box 25 500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4025
Phone: 651-259-5083
FAX: 651-296-1811
E-mail:
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Browse Graphic File Description Native Plant Communities shown with County Highway Map overlay.
Associated Data Sets

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Source table MCBS_NPCPY3.DBF: The data have been automated using ArcGIS.
Logical Consistency
Completeness Data are complete for each county represented in the data set.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Source layer mnnpcpy3: 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 Source layer mnnpcpy3: Not Applicable
Lineage Attribute Lineage for source table MCBS_NPCPY3.DBF: The data have been automated using ArcGIS.
Source Scale Denominator Source layer mnnpcpy3: 24000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ArcView Shapefile
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data Not Applicable
Spatial Object Type vector
Vendor Specific Object Types polygon
Tiling Scheme state
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS1980
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters
Distance Resolution Source layer mnnpcpy3: 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.
Altitude Datum Not Applicable
Altitude Units Not Applicable
Depth Datum Not Applicable
Depth Units Not Applicable
Cell Width
Cell Height
Latitude Resolution
Longitude Resolution
UTM Zone Number 15
SPCS Zone Identifier
County Coordinate Zone Identifier
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments Not Applicable
Map Projection Name Transverse Mercator
Map Projection Parameters Not Applicable
Other Coordinate System's Definition Not Applicable
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview Data Elements for Attribute Table MCBS_NPCPY3.DBF:

SYSTEM: first two characters of NCCODE2

FLOR_REG: third character of NCCODE2

CLASS: fourth and fifth characters of NCCODE2

TYPE: sixth character of NCCODE2

SUBTYPE: seventh character of NCCODE2

NPC: final native plant community coding for a polygon - either NCCODE or NCCODE2 for legend and labeling purposes

ENAME: full element name (see description for NCCODE1 or NCCODE2)

NCCODE: native plant community code or complex for v1.5 classification

NCCODE2: native plant community code or complex for v2.0 classification

OBJECTID: the unique value

COUNTY: two digit county code

SUBSITE: MCBS subsite number (subsites may be created when portions of a site are substantially different in biodiversity significance)

SITE: MCBS site number

CON_RANK: condition rank

DET_YEAR: determination year: year of the original NPC determination based on: 1) the year of the original MCBS ground, drive-by, or aerial survey, or 2) the year of the most recent air photos or other reliable data interpreted by MCBS staff

DET_METHOD: determination method

SURV_NAME: full name of the lead MCBS surveyor

L_OBS_YEAR: last observation year

COMMENTS: surveyor comments

SJOIN: for internal use in symbology creation

PERIMETER: perimeter in meters

ACRES: U.S. acres

S_RANK: Conservation status rank of a native plant community at the state scale

AREA: area in square meters

Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
Value Domain for Data Element CLASS:

Value Domain for Data Element NPC:

Value Domain for Data Element ENAME:
non-MCBS native plant community polygon = "doughnut hole" polygon (not in a native plant community version 2.0)

Value Domain for Data Element NCCODE:
AFXXXX = ASPEN FOREST
AOXXSG = ASPEN OPENINGS SAND-GRAVEL SUBTYPE
AOXXXX = ASPEN OPENINGS
ASXXXX = ALDER SWAMP
AWXXXX = ASPEN WOODLAND
BAXXSE = BLACK ASH SWAMP SEEPAGE SUBTYPE
BAXXXX = BLACK ASH SWAMP
BBXXXX = BLACK SPRUCE BOG
BFXXXX = BOREAL HARDWOOD-CONIFER FOREST
BSXXXX = BLACK SPRUCE SWAMP
CFCEPR = CALCAREOUS SEEPAGE FEN (CENTRAL) PRAIRIE SUBTYPE
CFNWPR = CALCAREOUS SEEPAGE FEN (NORTHWEST) PRAIRIE SUBTYPE
CFSEPR = CALCAREOUS SEEPAGE FEN (SOUTHEAST) PRAIRIE SUBTYPE
CFSWPR = CALCAREOUS SEEPAGE FEN (SOUTHWEST) PRAIRIE SUBTYPE
CFXXBO = CALCAREOUS SEEPAGE FEN BOREAL SUBTYPE
CFXXPR = CALCAREOUS SEEPAGE FEN PRAIRIE SUBTYPE
CMXXXX = CATTAIL MARSH
DCSEXX = DRY CLIFF (SOUTHEAST)
DF = DECIDUOUS FOREST
DOCEBA = DRY OAK SAVANNA (CENTRAL) BARRENS SUBTYPE
DOCESG = DRY OAK SAVANNA (CENTRAL) SAND-GRAVEL SUBTYPE
DONWBA = DRY OAK SAVANNA (NORTHWEST) BARRENS SUBTYPE
DONWSG = DRY OAK SAVANNA (NORTHWEST) SAND-GRAVEL SUBTYPE
DONWXX = DRY OAK SAVANNA (NORTHWEST)
DOSEBA = DRY OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHEAST) BARRENS SUBTYPE
DOSEHI = DRY OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHEAST) HILL SUBTYPE
DOSESG = DRY OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHEAST) SAND- GRAVEL SUBTYPE
DOSEXX = DRY OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHEAST)
DOSWHI = DRY OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHWEST) HILL SUBTYPE
DPCEBA = DRY PRAIRIE (CENTRAL) BARRENS SUBTYPE
DPCEHI = DRY PRAIRIE (CENTRAL) HILL SUBTYPE
DPCESG = DRY PRAIRIE (CENTRAL) SAND-GRAVEL SUBTYPE
DPNWBA = DRY PRAIRIE (NORTHWEST) BARRENS SUBTYPE
DPNWHI = DRY PRAIRIE (NORTHWEST) HILL SUBTYPE
DPNWSG = DRY PRAIRIE (NORTHWEST) SAND- GRAVEL SUBTYPE
DPSEBA = DRY PRAIRIE (SOUTHEAST) BARRENS SUBTYPE
DPSEBB = DRY PRAIRIE (SOUTHEAST) BEDROCK BLUFF SUBTYPE
DPSEHI = DRY PRAIRIE (SOUTHEAST) HILL SUBTYPE
DPSESG = DRY PRAIRIE (SOUTHEAST) SAND- GRAVEL SUBTYPE
DPSEXX = DRY PRAIRIE (SOUTHEAST)
DPSWHI = DRY PRAIRIE (SOUTHWEST) HILL SUBTYPE
DPSWSG = DRY PRAIRIE (SOUTHWEST) SAND GRAVEL SUBTYPE
DPSWXX = DRY PRAIRIE (SOUTHWEST)
DPXXBA = DRY PRAIRIE - BARRENS SUBTYPE
DPXXHI = DRY PRAIRIE - HILL SUBTYPE
EM = EMERGENT MARSH
FFXXSM = FLOODPLAIN FOREST SILVER MAPLE SUBTYPE
FFXXSW = FLOODPLAIN FOREST SWAMP WHITE OAK SUBTYPE
FFXXXX = FLOODPLAIN FOREST
HS = HARDWOOD SWAMP FOREST
JBXXXX = JACK PINE BARRENS
LAXXXX = LAKE BED
LBINSA = LAKE BEACH (INLAND) SAND SUBTYPE
LBINXX = LAKE BEACH (INLAND)
LHXXXX = LOWLAND HARDWOOD FOREST
LK = WATER BODIES
MBBWXX = MAPLE-BASSWOOD FOREST (BIG WOODS)
MBECXX = MAPLE-BASSWOOD FOREST (EAST CENTRAL)
MBSEXX = MAPLE-BASSWOOD FOREST (SOUTHEAST)
MBWCXX = MAPLE-BASSWOOD FOREST (WEST CENTRAL)
MBXXXX = MAPLE-BASSWOOD FOREST
MCSEMD = MOIST CLIFF (SOUTHEAST) MADERATE SUBTYPE
MCSEXX = MOIST CLIFF (SOUTHEAST)
MEFOXX = MIXED EMERGENT MARSH (FOREST)
MEPRXX = MIXED EMERGENT MARSH (PRAIRIE)
MEXXXX = MIXED EMERGENT MARSH
MHXXSE = MIXED HARDWOOD SWAMP SEEPAGE SUBTYPE
MHXXXX = MIXED HARDWOOD SWAMP
MPCEXX = MESIC PRAIRIE (CENTRAL)
MPNWXX = MESIC PRAIRIE (NORTHWEST)
MPSEXX = MESIC PRAIRIE (SOUTHEAST)
MPSWCR = MESIC PRAIRIE (SOUTHWEST) CRYSTALLINE BEDROCK SUBTYPE
MPSWXX = MESIC PRAIRIE (SOUTHWEST)
MPXXXX = MESIC PRAIRIE
MRXXSG = MESIC BRUSH PRAIRIE SAND-GRAVEL SUBTYPE
MRXXXX = MESIC BRUSH PRAIRIE
MSCEXX = MESIC OAK SAVANNA (CENTRAL)
MSNWXX = MESIC OAK SAVANNA (NORTHWEST)
MSSEXX = MESIC OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHEAST)
MSSWXX = MESIC OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHWEST)
MUXXSL = MUD FLAT SALINE SUBTYPE
NFSEXX = NORTHERN HARDWOOD-CONIFER FOREST (SOUTHEAST)
OABWDR = OAK FOREST (BIG WOODS) DRY SUBTYPE
OABWME = OAK FOREST (BIG WOODS) MESIC SUBTYPE
OACEDR = OAK FOREST (CENTRAL) DRY SUBTYPE
OACEME = OAK FOREST (CENTRAL) MESIC SUBTYPE
OACEXX = OAK FOREST (CENTRAL)
OASEDR = OAK FOREST (SOUTHEAST) DRY SUBTYPE
OASEME = OAK FOREST (SOUTHEAST) MESIC SUBTYPE
OASEXX = OAK FOREST (SOUTHEAST)
OAXXME = OAK FOREST - MESIC SUBTYPE
OAXXXX = OAK FOREST
OWBWXX = OAK WOODLAND-BRUSHLAND (BIG WOODS)
OWCEXX = OAK WOODLAND-BRUSHLAND (CENTRAL)
OWNWXX = OAK WOODLAND-BRUSHLAND (NORTHWEST)
OWSEXX = OAK WOODLAND-BRUSHLAND (SOUTHEAST)
OWXXXX = OAK WOODLAND-BRUSHLAND
PFXXSD = POOR FEN SEDGE SUBTYPE
PFXXSH = POOR FEN SHRUB SUBTYPE
PFXXST = POOR FEN SCRUB TAMARACK SUBTYPE
PFXXXX = POOR FEN
RBXXSA = RIVER BEACH SAND SUBTYPE
RBXXXX = RIVER BEACH
RFTRFL = RICH FEN (TRANSITION) FLOATING MAT SUBTYPE
RFTRSD = RICH FEN (TRANSITION) SEDGE SUBTYPE
RFTRSH = RICH FEN (TRANSITION) SHRUB SUBTYPE
RFTRXX = RICH FEN (TRANSITION)
RFXXFL = RICH FEN - FLOATING MAT SUBTYPE
RFXXSD = RICH FEN - SEDGE SUBTYPE
RIXXXX = RIVER BED
ROCEXX = ROCK OUTCROP (CENTRAL)
RONEXX = ROCK OUTCROP (NORTHEAST)
ROSWXX = ROCK OUTCROP (SOUTHWEST)
ROXXXX = ROCK OUTCROP
RPXXXX = RED PINE FOREST
SMXXXX = SEEPAGE MEADOW
SS = SHRUB SWAMP
SSXXSE = SHRUB SWAMP SEEPAGE SUBTYPE
SSXXUN = SHRUB SWAMP UNKNOWN/UNRESOLVED SUBTYPE
SSXXXX = SHRUB SWAMP
TASEAL = TALUS SLOPE ALGIFIC SUBTYPE (SOUTHEAST)
TAXXAL = TALUS SLOPE ALGIFIC SUBTYPE
TAXXXX = TALUS SLOPE
TSXXMI = TAMARACK SWAMP MINEROTROPHIC SUBTYPE
TSXXSE = TAMARACK SWAMP SEEPAGE SUBTYPE
TSXXSP = TAMARACK SWAMP SPHAGNUM SUBTYPE
TSXXXX = TAMARACK SWAMP
UWSEXX = UPLAND WHITE CEDAR FOREST (SOUTHEAST)
WBXXXX = WET BRUSH PRAIRIE
WCXXXX = WHITE CEDAR SWAMP
WFCEXX = WHITE PINE FOREST (CENTRAL)
WFSEXX = WHITE PINE FOREST (SOUTHEAST)
WHNCXX = WHITE PINE-HARDWOOD FOREST (NORTH CENTRAL)
WHSEDR = WHITE PINE-HARDWOOD FOREST (SOUTHEAST) DRY SUBTYPE
WHSEME = WHITE PINE-HARDWOOD FOREST (SOUTHEAST) MESIC SUBTYPE
WHSEXX = WHITE PINE-HARDWOOD FOREST (SOUTHEAST)
WMXXSH = WET MEADOW SHRUB SUBTYPE
WMXXXX = WET MEADOW
WPCESE = WET PRAIRIE (CENTRAL) SEEPAGE SUBTYPE
WPCEXX = WET PRAIRIE (CENTRAL)
WPNWSA = WET PRAIRIE SALINE SUBTYPE
WPNWSE = WET PRAIRIE (NORTHWEST) SEEPAGE SUBTYPE
WPNWSL = WET PRAIRIE (NORTHWEST) SALINE SUBTYPE
WPNWXX = WET PRAIRIE (NORTHWEST)
WPSEXX = WET PRAIRIE (SOUTHEAST)
WPSWSL = WET PRAIRIE (SOUTHWEST) SALINE SUBTYPE
WPSWXX = WET PRAIRIE (SOUTHWEST)
WPXXXX = WET PRAIRIE
WSXXXX = WILLOW SWAMP
XDXXCM = DISTURBED CATTAIL MARSH

Value Domain for Data Element NCCODE2:
AP = ACID PEATLAND SYSTEM
APn80 = NORTHERN SPRUCE BOG
APn80a = BLACK SPRUCE BOG
APn80a1 = BLACK SPRUCE BOG TREED SUBTYPE
APn80a2 = BLACK SPRUCE BOG SEMI-TREED SUBTYPE
APn81 = NORTHERN POOR CONIFER SWAMP
APn81a = POOR BLACK SPRUCE SWAMP
APn81b = POOR TAMARACK - BLACK SPRUCE SWAMP
APn81b1 = POOR TAMARACK - BLACK SPRUCE SWAMP BLACK SPRUCE SUBTYPE
APn81b2 = POOR TAMARACK - BLACK SPRUCE SWAMP TAMARACK SUBTYPE
APn90 = NORTHERN OPEN BOG
APn90a = LOW SHRUB BOG
APn90b = GRAMINOID BOG
APn90b1 = GRAMINOID BOG TYPIC SUBTYPE
APn90b2 = GRAMINOID BOG SCHLENKE SUBTYPE
APn91 = NORTHERN POOR FEN
APn91a = LOW SHRUB POOR FEN
APn91b = GRAMINOID POOR FEN (BASIN)
APn91c = GRAMINOID POOR FEN (WATER TRACK)
APn91c1 = GRAMINOID POOR FEN (WATER TRACK) FEATURELESS WATER TRACK SUBTYPE
APn91c2 = GRAMINOID POOR FEN (WATER TRACK) FLARK SUBTYPE
CT = CLIFF/TALUS SYSTEM
CTn11 = NORTHERN DRY CLIFF
CTn11a = DRY MAFIC CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn11b = DRY ROVE CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn11c = DRY THOMSON CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn11d = DRY FELSIC CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn11e = DRY SANDSTONE CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn12 = NORTHERN OPEN TALUS
CTn12a = DRY OPEN TALUS (NORTHERN)
CTn12b = MESIC OPEN TALUS (NORTHERN)
CTn24 = NORTHERN SCRUB TALUS
CTn24a = DRY SCRUB TALUS (NORTHERN)
CTn24b = MESIC SCRUB TALUS (NORTHERN)
CTn32 = NORTHERN MESIC CLIFF
CTn32a = MESIC MAFIC CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn32b = MESIC ROVE CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn32c = MESIC THOMSON CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn32d = MESIC FELSIC CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn32e = MESIC SANDSTONE CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn42 = NORTHERN WET CLIFF
CTn42a = WET MAFIC CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn42b = WET ROVE CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn42c = WET FELSIC CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTn42d = WET SANDSTONE CLIFF (NORTHERN)
CTs12 = SOUTHERN DRY CLIFF
CTs12a = DRY SANDSTONE CLIFF (SOUTHERN)
CTs12b = DRY LIMESTONE - DOLOMITE CLIFF (SOUTHERN)
CTs12c = DRY SIOUX QUARTZITE CLIFF (SOUTHERN)
CTs23 = SOUTHERN OPEN TALUS
CTs23a = DRY LIMESTONE - DOLOMITE TALUS (SOUTHERN)
CTs23b = MESIC LIMESTONE - DOLOMITE TALUS (SOUTHERN)
CTs33 = SOUTHERN MESIC CLIFF
CTs33a = MESIC SANDSTONE CLIFF (SOUTHERN)
CTs33b = MESIC LIMESTONE - DOLOMITE CLIFF (SOUTHERN)
CTs43 = SOUTHERN MADERATE CLIFF
CTs43a = MADERATE CLIFF
CTs43a1 = MADERATE CLIFF LIMESTONE SUBTYPE
CTs43a2 = MADERATE CLIFF DOLOMITE SUBTYPE
CTs46 = SOUTHERN ALGIFIC TALUS
CTs46a = ALGIFIC TALUS
CTs46a1 = ALGIFIC TALUS LIMESTONE SUBTYPE
CTs46a2 = ALGIFIC TALUS DOLOMITE SUBTYPE
CTs53 = SOUTHERN WET CLIFF
CTs53a = WET SANDSTONE CLIFF (SOUTHERN)
CTs53b = WET LIMESTONE - DOLOMITE CLIFF (SOUTHERN)
CTu22 = LAKE SUPERIOR CLIFF
CTu22a = EXPOSED MAFIC CLIFF (LAKE SUPERIOR)
CTu22b = EXPOSED FELSIC CLIFF (LAKE SUPERIOR)
CTu22c = SHELTERED MAFIC CLIFF (LAKE SUPERIOR)
FD = FIRE-DEPENDENT FOREST/WOODLAND SYSTEM
FDc12 = CENTRAL POOR DRY PINE WOODLAND
FDc12a = JACK PINE - (BEARBERRY) WOODLAND
FDc23 = CENTRAL DRY PINE WOODLAND
FDc23a = JACK PINE - (YARROW) WOODLAND
FDc23a1 = JACK PINE - (YARROW) WOODLAND ERICACEOUS SHRUB SUBTYPE
FDc23a2 = JACK PINE - (YARROW) WOODLAND BUR OAK - ASPEN SUBTYPE
FDc24 = CENTRAL RICH DRY PINE WOODLAND
FDc24a = JACK PINE - (BUSH HONEYSUCKLE) WOODLAND
FDc24a1 = JACK PINE - (BUSH HONEYSUCKLE) WOODLAND BRACKEN SUBTYPE
FDc24a2 = JACK PINE - (BUSH HONEYSUCKLE) WOODLAND BUR OAK - CARRION-FLOWER SUBTYPE
FDc25 = CENTRAL DRY OAK-ASPEN (PINE) WOODLAND
FDc25a = JACK PINE - OAK WOODLAND
FDc25b = OAK - ASPEN WOODLAND
FDc34 = CENTRAL DRY-MESIC PINE-HARDWOOD FOREST
FDc34a = RED PINE - WHITE PINE FOREST
FDc34b = OAK - ASPEN FOREST
FDn12 = NORTHERN DRY-SAND PINE WOODLAND
FDn12a = JACK PINE WOODLAND (SAND)
FDn12b = RED PINE WOODLAND (SAND)
FDn22 = NORTHERN DRY-BEDROCK PINE (OAK) WOODLAND
FDn22a = JACK PINE WOODLAND (BEDROCK)
FDn22b = RED PINE - WHITE PINE WOODLAND (NORTHEASTERN BEDROCK)
FDn22c = PIN OAK WOODLAND (BEDROCK)
FDn22d = RED PINE - WHITE PINE WOODLAND (EASTCENTRAL BEDROCK)
FDn32 = NORTHERN POOR DRY-MESIC MIXED WOODLAND
FDn32a = RED PINE - WHITE PINE WOODLAND (CANADIAN SHIELD)
FDn32b = RED PINE - WHITE PINE WOODLAND (MINNESOTA POINT)
FDn32c = BLACK SPRUCE - JACK PINE WOODLAND
FDn32c1 = BLACK SPRUCE - JACK PINE WOODLAND JACK PINE - BALSAM FIR SUBTYPE
FDn32c2 = BLACK SPRUCE - JACK PINE WOODLAND BLACK SPRUCE - FEATHERMOSS SUBTYPE
FDn32c3 = BLACK SPRUCE - JACK PINE WOODLAND JACK PINE - BLACK SPRUCE - ASPEN SUBTYPE
FDn32d = JACK PINE - BLACK SPRUCE WOODLAND (SAND)
FDn32e = SPRUCE - FIR WOODLAND (NORTH SHORE)
FDn33 = NORTHERN DRY-MESIC MIXED WOODLAND
FDn33a = RED PINE - WHITE PINE WOODLAND
FDn33a1 = RED PINE - WHITE PINE WOODLAND BALSAM FIR SUBTYPE
FDn33a2 = RED PINE - WHITE PINE WOODLAND MOUNTAIN MAPLE SUBTYPE
FDn33b = ASPEN - BIRCH WOODLAND
FDn33c = BLACK SPRUCE WOODLAND
FDn43 = NORTHERN MESIC MIXED FOREST
FDn43a = WHITE PINE - RED PINE FOREST
FDn43b = ASPEN - BIRCH FOREST
FDn43b1 = ASPEN - BIRCH FOREST BALSAM FIR SUBTYPE
FDn43b2 = ASPEN - BIRCH FOREST HARDWOOD SUBTYPE
FDn43c = UPLAND WHITE CEDAR FOREST
FDs27 = SOUTHERN DRY-MESIC PINE-OAK WOODLAND
FDs27a = JACK PINE - OAK WOODLAND (SAND)
FDs27b = WHITE PINE - OAK WOODLAND (SAND)
FDs27c = BLACK OAK - WHITE OAK WOODLAND (SAND)
FDs36 = SOUTHERN DRY-MESIC OAK-ASPEN FOREST
FDs36a = BUR OAK - ASPEN FOREST
FDs37 = SOUTHERN DRY-MESIC OAK (MAPLE) WOODLAND
FDs37a = OAK - (RED MAPLE) WOODLAND
FDs37b = PIN OAK - BUR OAK WOODLAND
FDs38 = SOUTHERN DRY - MESIC OAK - HICKORY WOODLAND
FDs38a = OAK - SHAGBARK HICKORY WOODLAND
FDw24 = NORTHWESTERN DRY-MESIC OAK WOODLAND
FDw24a = BUR OAK - (PRAIRIE HERB) WOODLAND
FDw24b = BUR OAK - (FOREST HERB) WOODLAND
FDw34 = NORTHWESTERN MESIC ASPEN-OAK WOODLAND
FDw34a = ASPEN - (PRAIRIE HERB) WOODLAND
FDw34b = ASPEN - (BEAKED HAZEL) WOODLAND
FDw44 = NORTHWESTERN WET-MESIC ASPEN WOODLAND
FDw44a = ASPEN - (CORDGRASS) WOODLAND
FDw44b = ASPEN - (CHOKECHERRY) WOODLAND
FF = FLOODPLAIN FOREST SYSTEM
FFn57 = NORTHERN TERRACE FOREST
FFn57a = BLACK ASH - SILVER MAPLE TERRACE FOREST
FFn67 = NORTHERN FLOODPLAIN FOREST
FFn67a = SILVER MAPLE - (SENSITIVE FERN) FLOODPLAIN FOREST
FFs59 = SOUTHERN TERRACE FOREST
FFs59a = SILVER MAPLE - GREEN ASH - COTTONWOOD TERRACE FOREST
FFs59b = SWAMP WHITE OAK TERRACE FOREST
FFs59c = ELM - ASH - BASSWOOD TERRACE FOREST
FFs68 = SOUTHERN FLOODPLAIN FOREST
FFs68a = SILVER MAPLE - (VIRGINIA CREEPER) FLOODPLAIN FOREST
FP = FORESTED RICH PEATLAND SYSTEM
FPn62 = NORTHERN RICH SPRUCE SWAMP (BASIN)
FPn62a = RICH BLACK SPRUCE SWAMP (BASIN)
FPn63 = NORTHERN CEDAR SWAMP
FPn63a = WHITE CEDAR SWAMP (NORTHEASTERN)
FPn63b = WHITE CEDAR SWAMP (NORTHCENTRAL)
FPn63c = WHITE CEDAR SWAMP (NORTHWESTERN)
FPn71 = NORTHERN RICH SPRUCE SWAMP (WATER TRACK)
FPn71a = RICH BLACK SPRUCE SWAMP (WATER TRACK)
FPn72 = NORTHERN RICH TAMARACK SWAMP (EASTERN BASIN)
FPn72a = RICH TAMARACK SWAMP (EASTCENTRAL)
FPn73 = NORTHERN RICH ALDER SWAMP
FPn73a = ALDER (MAPLE - LOOSESTRIFE) SWAMP
FPn81 = NORTHERN RICH TAMARACK SWAMP (WATER TRACK)
FPn81a = RICH TAMARACK (SUNDEW - PITCHER PLANT) SWAMP
FPn82 = NORTHERN RICH TAMARACK SWAMP (WESTERN BASIN)
FPn82a = RICH TAMARACK - (ALDER) SWAMP
FPn82b = EXTREMELY RICH TAMARACK SWAMP
FPs63 = SOUTHERN RICH CONIFER SWAMP
FPs63a = TAMARACK SWAMP (SOUTHERN)
FPw63 = NORTHWESTERN RICH CONIFER SWAMP
FPw63a = TAMARACK - BLACK SPRUCE SWAMP (ASPEN PARKLAND)
FPw63b = TAMARACK SEEPAGE SWAMP (ASPEN PARKLAND)
LK = LAKE SHORE SYSTEM
LKi32 = INLAND LAKE SAND/GRAVEL/COBBLE SHORE
LKi32a = SAND BEACH (INLAND LAKE)
LKi32b = GRAVEL/COBBLE BEACH (INLAND LAKE)
LKi43 = INLAND LAKE ROCKY SHORE
LKi43a = BOULDER SHORE (INLAND LAKE)
LKi43b = BEDROCK SHORE (INLAND LAKE)
LKi54 = INLAND LAKE CLAY/MUD SHORE
LKi54a = CLAY/MUD SHORE (INLAND LAKE)
LKi54b = MUD FLAT (INLAND LAKE)
LKi54b1 = MUD FLAT (INLAND LAKE) SALINE SUBTYPE
LKi54b2 = MUD FLAT (INLAND LAKE) NON-SALINE SUBTYPE
LKu32 = LAKE SUPERIOR SAND/GRAVEL/COBBLE SHORE
LKu32a = BEACHGRASS DUNE (LAKE SUPERIOR)
LKu32b = JUNIPER DUNE SHRUBLAND (LAKE SUPERIOR)
LKu32c = SAND BEACH (LAKE SUPERIOR)
LKu32d = BEACH RIDGE SHRUBLAND (LAKE SUPERIOR)
LKu32e = GRAVEL/COBBLE BEACH (LAKE SUPERIOR)
LKu43 = LAKE SUPERIOR ROCKY SHORE
LKu43a = DRY BEDROCK SHORE (LAKE SUPERIOR)
LKu43b = WET ROCKY SHORE (LAKE SUPERIOR)
LKu43b1 = WET ROCKY SHORE (LAKE SUPERIOR) COBBLE SUBTYPE
LKu43b2 = WET ROCKY SHORE (LAKE SUPERIOR) BEDROCK SUBTYPE
MH = MESIC HARDWOOD FOREST SYSTEM
MHc26 = CENTRAL DRY-MESIC OAK-ASPEN FOREST
MHc26a = OAK - ASPEN - RED MAPLE FOREST
MHc26b = RED OAK - SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD - (LARGE-FLOWERED TRILLIUM) FOREST
MHc36 = CENTRAL MESIC HARDWOOD FOREST (EASTERN)
MHc36a = RED OAK -BASSWOOD FOREST (NONCALCAREOUS TILL)
MHc36b = RED OAK - BASSWOOD FOREST (CALCAREOUS TILL)
MHc37 = CENTRAL MESIC HARDWOOD FOREST (WESTERN)
MHc37a = ASPEN - (SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD) FOREST
MHc37b = SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD - (ASPEN) FOREST
MHc38 = CENTRAL MESIC COLD-SLOPE HARDWOOD-CONIFER FOREST
MHc38a = WHITE PINE - SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD FOREST (COLD SLOPE)
MHc47 = CENTRAL WET-MESIC HARDWOOD FOREST
MHc47a = BASSWOOD - BLACK ASH FOREST
MHn35 = NORTHERN MESIC HARDWOOD FOREST
MHn35a = ASPEN - BIRCH - BASSWOOD FOREST
MHn35b = RED OAK - SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD - (BLUEBEAD LILY) FOREST
MHn44 = NORTHERN WET-MESIC BOREAL HARDWOOD-CONIFER FOREST
MHn44a = ASPEN - BIRCH - RED MAPLE FOREST
MHn44b = WHITE PINE - WHITE SPRUCE - PAPER BIRCH FOREST
MHn44c = ASPEN - FIR FOREST
MHn44d = ASPEN - BIRCH - FIR FOREST
MHn45 = NORTHERN MESIC HARDWOOD (CEDAR) FOREST
MHn45a = PAPER BIRCH - SUGAR MAPLE FOREST (NORTH SHORE)
MHn45b = WHITE CEDAR - YELLOW BIRCH FOREST
MHn45c = SUGAR MAPLE FOREST (NORTH SHORE)
MHn46 = NORTHERN WET-MESIC HARDWOOD FOREST
MHn46a = ASPEN - ASH FOREST
MHn46b = BLACK ASH - BASSWOOD FOREST
MHn47 = NORTHERN RICH MESIC HARDWOOD FOREST
MHn47a = SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD (BLUEBEAD LILY) FOREST
MHn47b = SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD - (HORSETAIL) FOREST
MHs37 = SOUTHERN DRY-MESIC OAK FOREST
MHs37a = RED OAK - WHITE OAK FOREST
MHs37b = RED OAK - WHITE OAK - (SUGAR MAPLE) FOREST
MHs38 = SOUTHERN MESIC OAK-BASSWOOD FOREST
MHs38a = WHITE PINE - OAK - SUGAR MAPLE FOREST
MHs38b = BASSWOOD - BUR OAK - (GREEN ASH) FOREST
MHs38c = RED OAK - SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD - (BITTERNUT HICKORY) FOREST
MHs39 = SOUTHERN MESIC MAPLE-BASSWOOD FOREST
MHs39a = SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD - (BITTERNUT HICKORY) FOREST
MHs39b = SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD - RED OAK - (BLUE BEECH) FOREST
MHs39c = SUGAR MAPLE FOREST (BIG WOODS)
MHs49 = SOUTHERN WET-MESIC HARDWOOD FOREST
MHs49a = ELM - BASSWOOD - BLACK ASH - (HACKBERRY) FOREST
MHs49b = ELM - BASSWOOD - BLACK ASH - (BLUE BEECH) FOREST
MHw36 = NORTHWESTERN WET-MESIC HARDWOOD FOREST
MHw36a = GREEN ASH - BUR OAK - ELM FOREST
MR = MARSH SYSTEM
MRp83 = PRAIRIE MIXED CATTAIL MARSH
MRp83a = CATTAIL - SEDGE MARSH (PRAIRIE)
MRp83b = CATTAIL MARSH (PRAIRIE)
MRp93 = PRAIRIE BULRUSH - ARROWHEAD MARSH
MRp93a = BULRUSH MARSH (PRAIRIE)
MRp93b = SPIKERUSH - BUR REED MARSH (PRAIRIE)
MRp93c = ARROWHEAD MARSH (PRAIRIE)
MRs83 = SOUTHERN MIXED CATTAIL MARSH
MRs83a = CATTAIL - SEDGE MARSH (SOUTHERN)
MRs83b = CATTAIL MARSH (SOUTHERN)
MRs93 = SOUTHERN BULRUSH-ARROWHEAD MARSH
MRs93a = BULRUSH MARSH (SOUTHERN)
MRs93b = SPIKERUSH - BUR REED MARSH (SOUTHERN)
MRs93c = ARROWHEAD MARSH (SOUTHERN)
MRu94 = LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL MARSH
MRu94a = ESTUARY MARSH (LAKE SUPERIOR)
OP = OPEN RICH PEATLAND SYSTEM
OPn81 = NORTHERN SHRUB SHORE FEN
OPn81a = BOG BIRCH - ALDER SHORE FEN
OPn81b = LEATHERLEAF - SWEET GALE SHORE FEN
OPn91 = NORTHERN RICH FEN (WATER TRACK)
OPn91a = SHRUB RICH FEN (WATER TRACK)
OPn91b = GRAMINOID RICH FEN (WATER TRACK)
OPn91b1 = GRAMINOID RICH FEN (WATER TRACK) FEATURELESS WATER TRACK SUBTYPE
OPn91b2 = GRAMINOID RICH FEN (WATER TRACK) FLARK SUBTYPE
OPn92 = NORTHERN RICH FEN (BASIN)
OPn92a = GRAMINOID RICH FEN (BASIN)
OPn92b = GRAMINOID - SPHAGNUM RICH FEN (BASIN)
OPn93 = NORTHERN EXTREMELY RICH FEN
OPn93a = SPRING FEN
OPp91 = PRAIRIE RICH FEN
OPp91a = RICH FEN (MINERAL SOIL)
OPp91b = RICH FEN (PEATLAND)
OPp91c = RICH FEN (PRAIRIE SEEPAGE)
OPp93 = PRAIRIE EXTREMELY RICH FEN
OPp93a = CALCAREOUS FEN (NORTHWESTERN)
OPp93b = CALCAREOUS FEN (SOUTHWESTERN)
OPp93c = CALCAREOUS FEN (SOUTHEASTERN)
RO = ROCK OUTCROP SYSTEM
ROn12 = NORTHERN BEDROCK OUTCROP
ROn12a = SANDSTONE OUTCROP (NORTHERN)
ROn12b = CRYSTALLINE BEDROCK OUTCROP (NORTHERN)
ROn23 = NORTHERN BEDROCK SHRUBLAND
ROn23a = BEDROCK SHRUBLAND (INLAND)
ROn23b = BEDROCK SHRUBLAND (LAKE SUPERIOR)
ROs12 = SOUTHERN BEDROCK OUTCROP
ROs12a = CRYSTALLINE BEDROCK OUTCROP (PRAIRIE)
ROs12a1 = CRYSTALLINE BEDROCK OUTCROP (PRAIRIE) MINNESOTA RIVER SUBTYPE
ROs12a2 = CRYSTALLINE BEDROCK OUTCROP (PRAIRIE) SIOUX QUARTZITE SUBTYPE
ROs12b = CRYSTALLINE BEDROCK OUTCROP (TRANSITION)
ROs12c = SEDIMENTARY BEDROCK OUTCROP (SOUTHEAST)
ROs12c1 = SEDIMENTARY BEDROCK OUTCROP (SOUTHEAST) SANDSTONE SUBTYPE
ROs12c2 = SEDIMENTARY BEDROCK OUTCROP (SOUTHEAST) LIMESTONE - DOLOMITE SUBTYPE
RV = RIVER SHORE SYSTEM
RVx32 = SAND/GRAVEL/COBBLE RIVER SHORE
RVx32a = WILLOW SANDBAR SHRUBLAND (RIVER)
RVx32b = SAND BEACH/SANDBAR (RIVER)
RVx32b1 = SAND BEACH/SANDBAR (RIVER) INTERMITTENT STREAMBED SUBTYPE
RVx32b2 = SAND BEACH/SANDBAR (RIVER) PERMANENT STREAM SUBTYPE
RVx32c = GRAVEL/COBBLE BEACH (RIVER)
RVx32c1 = GRAVEL/COBBLE BEACH (RIVER) INTERMITTENT STREAMBED SUBTYPE
RVx32c2 = GRAVEL/COBBLE BEACH (RIVER) PERMANENT STREAM SUBTYPE
RVx43 = ROCKY RIVER SHORE
RVx43a = BEDROCK/BOULDER SHORE (RIVER)
RVx43a1 = BEDROCK/BOULDER SHORE (RIVER) INTERMITTENT STREAMBED SUBTYPE
RVx43a2 = BEDROCK/BOULDER SHORE (RIVER) PERMANENT STREAM SUBTYPE
RVx54 = CLAY/MUD RIVER SHORE
RVx54a = SLUMPING CLAY/MUD SLOPE (RIVER)
RVx54b = CLAY/MUD SHORE (RIVER)
RVx54b1 = CLAY/MUD SHORE (RIVER) INTERMITTENT STREAMBED SUBTYPE
RVx54b2 = CLAY/MUD SHORE (RIVER) PERMANENT STREAM SUBTYPE
UP = UPLAND PRAIRIE SYSTEM
UPn12 = NORTHERN DRY PRAIRIE
UPn12a = DRY BARRENS PRAIRIE (NORTHERN)
UPn12b = DRY SAND - GRAVEL PRAIRIE (NORTHERN)
UPn12c = DRY SAND - GRAVEL BRUSH-PRAIRIE (NORTHERN)
UPn12d = DRY HILL PRAIRIE (NORTHERN)
UPn13 = NORTHERN DRY SAVANNA
UPn13a = DRY BARRENS JACK PINE SAVANNA (NORTHERN)
UPn13b = DRY BARRENS OAK SAVANNA (NORTHERN)
UPn13c = DRY SAND - GRAVEL OAK SAVANNA (NORTHERN)
UPn13d = DRY HILL OAK SAVANNA (NORTHERN)
UPn23 = NORTHERN MESIC PRAIRIE
UPn23a = MESIC BRUSH-PRAIRIE (NORTHERN)
UPn23b = MESIC PRAIRIE (NORTHERN)
UPn24 = NORTHERN MESIC SAVANNA
UPn24a = MESIC OAK SAVANNA (NORTHERN)
UPn24b = ASPEN OPENINGS (NORTHERN)
UPs13 = SOUTHERN DRY PRAIRIE
UPs13a = DRY BARRENS PRAIRIE (SOUTHERN)
UPs13b = DRY SAND - GRAVEL PRAIRIE (SOUTHERN)
UPs13c = DRY BEDROCK BLUFF PRAIRIE (SOUTHERN)
UPs13d = DRY HILL PRAIRIE (SOUTHERN)
UPs14 = SOUTHERN DRY SAVANNA
UPs14a = DRY BARRENS OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHERN)
UPs14a1 = DRY BARRENS OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHERN) JACK PINE SUBTYPE
UPs14a2 = DRY BARRENS OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHERN) OAK SUBTYPE
UPs14b = DRY SAND - GRAVEL OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHERN)
UPs14c = DRY HILL OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHERN)
UPs23 = SOUTHERN MESIC PRAIRIE
UPs23a = MESIC PRAIRIE (SOUTHERN)
UPs24 = SOUTHERN MESIC SAVANNA
UPs24a = MESIC OAK SAVANNA (SOUTHERN)
WF = WET FOREST SYSTEM
WFn53 = NORTHERN WET CEDAR FOREST
WFn53a = LOWLAND WHITE CEDAR FOREST (NORTH SHORE)
WFn53b = LOWLAND WHITE CEDAR FOREST (NORTHERN)
WFn55 = NORTHERN WET ASH SWAMP
WFn55a = BLACK ASH - ASPEN - BALSAM POPLAR SWAMP (NORTHEASTERN)
WFn55b = BLACK ASH - YELLOW BIRCH - RED MAPLE - BASSWOOD SWAMP (EASTCENTRAL)
WFn55c = BLACK ASH - MOUNTAIN MAPLE SWAMP (NORTHERN)
WFn64 = NORTHERN VERY WET ASH SWAMP
WFn64a = BLACK ASH - CONIFER SWAMP (NORTHEASTERN)
WFn64b = BLACK ASH - YELLOW BIRCH - RED MAPLE - ALDER SWAMP (EASTCENTRAL)
WFn64c = BLACK ASH - ALDER SWAMP (NORTHERN)
WFn74 = NORTHERN WET ALDER SWAMP
WFn74a = ALDER - (RED CURRANT - MEADOW - RUE) SWAMP
WFs55 = SOUTHERN WET ASPEN FOREST
WFs55a = LOWLAND ASPEN FOREST
WFs57 = SOUTHERN WET ASH SWAMP
WFs57a = BLACK ASH - (RED MAPLE) SEEPAGE SWAMP
WFs57b = BLACK ASH - SUGAR MAPLE - BASSWOOD - (BLUE BEECH) SEEPAGE SWAMP
WFw54 = NORTHWESTERN WET ASPEN FOREST
WFw54a = LOWLAND BLACK ASH - ASPEN - BALSAM POPLAR FOREST
WM = WET MEADOW/CARR SYSTEM
WMn82 = NORTHERN WET MEADOW/CARR
WMn82a = WILLOW - DOGWOOD SHRUB SWAMP
WMn82b = SEDGE MEADOW
WMn82b1 = SEDGE MEADOW BLUEJOINT SUBTYPE
WMn82b2 = SEDGE MEADOW TUSSOCK SEDGE SUBTYPE
WMn82b3 = SEDGE MEADOW BEAKED SEDGE SUBTYPE
WMn82b4 = SEDGE MEADOW LAKE SEDGE SUBTYPE
WMp73 = PRAIRIE WET MEADOW/CARR
WMp73a = PRAIRIE MEADOW/CARR
WMs83 = SOUTHERN SEEPAGE MEADOW/CARR
WMs83a = SEEPAGE MEADOW/CARR
WMs83a1 = SEEPAGE MEADOW/CARR TUSSOCK SEDGE SUBTYPE
WMs83a2 = SEEPAGE MEADOW/CARR AQUATIC SEDGE SUBTYPE
WMs83a3 = SEEPAGE MEADOW/CARR IMPATIENS SUBTYPE
WMs83b = SEEPAGE MEADOW (SOUTHERN)
WMs83b1 = SEEPAGE MEADOW (SOUTHERN) MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY SUBTYPE
WMs83b2 = SEEPAGE MEADOW (SOUTHERN) SOUTHEASTERN SUBTYPE
WMs92 = SOUTHERN BASIN WET MEADOW/CARR
WMs92a = BASIN MEADOW/CARR
WP = WETLAND PRAIRIE SYSTEM
WPn53 = NORTHERN WET PRAIRIE
WPn53a = WET SEEPAGE PRAIRIE (NORTHERN)
WPn53b = WET BRUSH-PRAIRIE (NORTHERN)
WPn53c = WET PRAIRIE (NORTHERN)
WPn53d = WET SALINE PRAIRIE (NORTHERN)
WPs54 = SOUTHERN WET PRAIRIE
WPs54a = WET SEEPAGE PRAIRIE (SOUTHERN)
WPs54b = WET PRAIRIE (SOUTHERN)
WPs54c = WET SALINE PRAIRIE (SOUTHERN)

Value Domain for Data Element COUNTY:
1 = Aitkin
2 = Anoka
3 = Becker
4 = Beltrami
5 = Benton
6 = Big Stone
7 = Blue Earth
8 = Brown
9 = Carlton
10 = Carver
11 = Cass
12 = Chippewa
13 = Chisago
14 = Clay
15 = Clearwater
16 = Cook
17 = Cottonwood
18 = Crow Wing
19 = Dakota
20 = Dodge
21 = Douglas
22 = Faribault
23 = Fillmore
24 = Freeborn
25 = Goodhue
26 = Grant
27 = Hennepin
28 = Houston
29 = Hubbard
30 = Isanti
31 = Itasca
32 = Jackson
33 = Kanabec
34 = Kandiyohi
35 = Kittson
36 = Koochiching
37 = Lac Qui Parle
38 = Lake
39 = Lake of the Woods
40 = Le Sueur
41 = Lincoln
42 = Lyon
43 = McLeod
44 = Mahnomen
45 = Marshall
46 = Martin
47 = Meeker
48 = Mille Lacs
49 = Morrison
50 = Mower
51 = Murray
52 = Nicollet
53 = Nobles
54 = Norman
55 = Olmsted
56 = Otter Tail
57 = Pennington
58 = Pine
59 = Pipestone
60 = Polk
61 = Pope
62 = Ramsey
63 = Red Lake
64 = Redwood
65 = Renville
66 = Rice
67 = Rock
68 = Roseau
69 = St. Louis
70 = Scott
71 = Sherburne
72 = Sibley
73 = Stearns
74 = Steele
75 = Stevens
76 = Swift
77 = Todd
78 = Traverse
79 = Wabasha
80 = Wadena
81 = Waseca
82 = Washington
83 = Watonwan
84 = Wilkin
85 = Winona
86 = Wright
87 = Yellow Medicine

Value Domain for Data Element CON_RANK:

Value Domain for Data Element DET_METHOD:
G = Ground Survey - MCBS ecologist gained information about the community through ground survey.
E = Peripheral Edge Survey - MCBS ecologist gained information about the community by driving by, canoe, cursory walk through/by edge.
A = Aerial Survey - MCBS Ecologist gained information about the community by aircraft, helicopter, etc.
N = Non-MCBS Data - Sufficient existing information from non-MCBS sources, but no ground survey. Such sources may be from field notes or map or other info from a non-MCBS ecologist university researcher, forester, other or forest stand inventory data.
P = Photo Interpretation - MCBS Ecologist used aerial photo interpretation as the primary source to determine community.
O = Other - none of those listed above.

Value Domain for Data Element S_RANK:
S1 or 1 = Conservation status rank of this native plant community is 'critically imperiled' at the state scale (i.e. within Minnesota), based on a variety of factors such as abundance, distribution, trends, and threats.
S2 or 2 = Conservation status rank of this native plant community is 'imperiled' at the state scale (i.e. within Minnesota), based on a variety of factors such as abundance, distribution, trends, and threats.
S3 or 3 = Conservation status rank of this native plant community is 'vulnerable to extirpation or extincion' at the state scale (i.e. within Minnesota), based on a variety of factors such as abundance, distribution, trends, and threats.
S4 or 4 = Conservation status rank of this native plant community is 'apparently secure' at the state scale (i.e. within Minnesota), based on a variety of factors such as abundance, distribution, trends, and threats.
S5 or 5 = Conservation status rank of this native plant community is 'demonstrably widespread, abundant, and secure' at the state scale (i.e. within Minnesota), based on a variety of factors such as abundance, distribution, trends, and threats.
 
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Publisher The Minnesota County Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources
Publication Date 2000-01-01 00:00:00.0
Contact Person Information Lisa Joyal
NHIS Data Distribution Coordinator
Minnesota DNR - Division of Ecological Resources - Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program
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St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-259-5109
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Metadata Date 2013-03-19 09:44:16.0
Contact Person Information Carmen Converse, MCBS Supervisor
Minnesota DNR - Division of Ecological Resources
Box 25 500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4025
Phone: 651-259-5083
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