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 maps 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 CountyAnoka CountyBecker CountyBeltrami CountyBenton CountyBig Stone CountyBlue Earth CountyBrown CountyCarlton CountyCarver CountyCass CountyChippewa CountyChisago CountyClay CountyClearwater CountyCook CountyCottonwood CountyCrow Wing CountyDakota CountyDodge CountyDouglas CountyFaribault CountyFillmore CountyFreeborn CountyGoodhue CountyGrant CountyHennepin CountyHouston CountyHubbard CountyIsanti CountyItasca CountyJackson CountyKanabec CountyKandiyohi CountyKittson CountyKoochiching CountyLac Qui Parle CountyLake CountyLake of the Woods CountyLe Sueur CountyLincoln CountyLyon CountyMcLeod CountyMahnomen CountyMarshall CountyMartin CountyMeeker CountyMille Lacs CountyMorrison CountyMower CountyMurray CountyNicollet CountyNobles CountyNorman CountyOlmsted CountyOtter Tail CountyPennington CountyPine CountyPipestone CountyPolk CountyPope CountyRamsey CountyRed Lake CountyRedwood CountyRenville CountyRice CountyRock CountyRoseau CountySt. Louis CountyScott CountySherburne CountySibley CountyStearns CountySteele CountyStevens CountySwift CountyTodd CountyTraverse CountyWabasha CountyWadena CountyWaseca CountyWashington CountyWatonwan CountyWilkin CountyWinona CountyWright CountyYellow Medicine County
potential woody biomass map

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.