Biomass Program

Potential Woody Biomass Maps

Use this tool to view an up-close display of local access roads, riparian buffers, forest stewardship plans and slopes with a grade of 30% or greater. These map exist as a tool to increase ones' understanding regarding the sourcing of woody biomass and some constraints. Simply select a county from the map or drop down the list and click go to access the four maps. Clicking the "PDF" link opens a new browser that displays a printable view of the selected map.

Choose a county to access maps...

Aitkin County Anoka County Becker County Beltrami County Benton County Big Stone County Blue Earth County Brown County Carlton County Carver County Cass County Chippewa County Chisago County Clay County Clearwater County Cook County Cottonwood County Crow Wing County Dakota County Dodge County Douglas County Faribault County Fillmore County Freeborn County Goodhue County Grant County Hennepin County Houston County Hubbard County Isanti County Itasca County Jackson County Kanabec County Kandiyohi County Kittson County Koochiching County Lac Qui Parle County Lake County Lake of the Woods County Le Sueur County Lincoln County Lyon County McLeod County Mahnomen County Marshall County Martin County Meeker County Mille Lacs County Morrison County Mower County Murray County Nicollet County Nobles County Norman County Olmsted County Otter Tail County Pennington County Pine County Pipestone County Polk County Pope County Ramsey County Red Lake County Redwood County Renville County Rice County Rock County Roseau County St. Louis County Scott County Sherburne County Sibley County Stearns County Steele County Stevens County Swift County Todd County Traverse County Wabasha County Wadena County Waseca County Washington County Watonwan County Wilkin County Winona County Wright County Yellow Medicine County
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Map Definitions

  • Access Roads
    • The purpose of this map is to illustrate potential available access to potential woody biomass resources.
  • Slope
    • The purpose of this map is to indicate areas of the state that have slopes with grades 30% or greater which has the potential to make woody biomass procurement more difficult.
  • Riparian Buffers
    • The purpose of this map is to indicate the presence of riparian buffers. Riparian buffers exist to retain water quality by avoiding sediment and nutrient movement into wetlands and water bodies through the use of filter strips and water diversion practices.
  • Forest Stewardship Plans
    • The purpose of this map is to illustrate the location of forest stewardship plans. Forest land that is enrolled in a forest stewardship plan may be eligible for certain biomass incentive program (e.g. BCAP) and has land management goals specific to the landowner.

If you need more information or further explanation; please do not hesitate to contact the DNR Biomass Coordinator.