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Altered Watercourses

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: MPCA stream lines where streams are categorized based on the status of hydrologic alteration (channelized, ditched, or impounded).

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Assessed Streams/Lakes/Wetlands, 2018 (MPCA)

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: These are the streams assessed by MPCA for the 2018 303(d)/305(b) integrated report to EPA. The streams are a subset and enhancement of the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

 

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Catchments (sub-divided HUC12)

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A MN DNR managed watershed boundary layer. The Catchments are the smallest watershed boundary that the Watershed Health Index scores are calculated to. There are 10,018 catchments in the data set.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Catchments by Hydrologic Position

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Catchment watersheds symbolized based on a modeled streamflow. Streamflow is modeled through custom regression analysis that predicts discharge based on upstream area, upstream land cover, and observed precipitation.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

City Boundaries

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The boundaries of municipal areas in Minnesota. A subset of the City, Township, and Unorganized Territories (CTU) Boundaries (CTU_TYPE = 'CITY'). Cities are labeled at large scales, zoom in to view labels on map.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

County Boundaries

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT)

Definition: The boundaries for counties within Minnesota. This is a cartographic product and does not represent the precise legal boundary.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Crop Data Layer, 2017

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Definition: The Cropland Data Layer (CDL) uses satellite imagery to create a land classification map for specific crop types. The CDL is produced annually.

Data Source: The National Agricultural Statistics Service website provides access to data, and metadata for each year of availability.

 

Custom Impaired Waters Layers (2012)

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: The water features (streams, lakes and wetlands) contained in the 2012 impaired waters list. 2012 is the most recent data that has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

 

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DNR Lakes

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This layer is derived from DNR Hydrography - All Water Features. The lakes layer is symbolized by water feature category, and are limited by feature size at small map scales. The lake feature are labeled, zoom in on the map to view lake names.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

DNR Major Watersheds (HUC8)

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: DNR major watersheds are administrative watersheds within the state of Minnesota that are analogous in size and location to the USGS HUC 8 watersheds.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

DNR Regions

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Administrative regions for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

DNR Streams

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This layer is derived from DNR Hydrography - Streams with Strahler Stream Order. The streams and rivers in this layer are symbolized on the Strahler stream order. Strahler stream order is a method of stream classification where the uppermost tributaries are classified as order 1 streams, an order 2 stream forms when two order 1 streams flow together, an order 3 stream forms when two order 2 streams flow together, and so on.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

DOT Bridges and Culvert Inventory

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT)

Definition: This data set contains points indicating the location of bridges and culverts that are included in the MN Department or Transportation database, this is not a comprehensive collection of bridges and culverts.

Data Source: Not available for download.

 

 

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Ecological Classification System Land Type Associations

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Land Type Associations are units of land within Subsections that are defined using glacial landforms, bedrock types, topographic roughness, lake and stream distributions, wetland patterns, depth to ground water table, soil parent material, and pre-European settlement vegetation. Minnesota has 291 land type associations.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Ecological Classification System Provinces

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Provinces are units of land defined using major climate zones, native vegetation, and biomes such as prairies, deciduous forests, or boreal forests. There are 4 Provinces in Minnesota. 

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Ecological Classification System Sections

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Sections are units of land within Provinces that are defined by origin of glacial deposits, regional elevation, distribution of plants, and regional climate. Minnesota has 10 sections.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Ecological Classification System Subsections

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Subsections are units of land within Sections that are defined using glacial deposition processes, surface bedrock formations, local climate, topographic relief, and the distribution of plants, especially trees. Minnesota has 26 subsections.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Ecological Patches and Connectors

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This data identifies the location of intact habitat (patches) based on the needs of key indicator species for each biome in Minnesota. The core habitat areas are then connected using a least-cost analysis (connectors).

Data Source: Not available for download.

 

Ecoregions (MPCA)

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: None Available

Data Source: Not available for download.

 

 

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FEMA Q3 Floodways

Data Owner: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FIMA)

Definition: The digital Q3 Flood Data provide basic guidance and a general indication of the location of high-risk flood areas called Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), the areas subject to inundation by the base (1-percent-annual-chance, or 100-year) flood. These data are a legacy dataset and are in the process of being replaced by modern Digital Flood Insurance Rate (DFIRM) maps.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Feedlots

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: This dataset contains point locations of animal feedlot facilities in Minnesota. The attributes include animal counts by species, and animal units.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Fish IBI, 2015

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors surface water quality. Part of the monitoring effort includes biological assessment of fish populations using the Index of Biologic Integrity (IBI) approach. These points represent locations of fish IBI surveys conducted by MPCA staff.

Data Source: More information about Minnesota Pollution Control Agencies water quality assessment program can be found on their website.

 

Full River Basins (HUC4)

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Definition: USGS Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), HUC 4 watershed boundaries that correspond in scale to the MN DNR Basins. This subset includes all HUC 4s that intersect with Minnesota.

Data Source: A description of the data and links to the Geospatial Data Gateway can be found at this USGS website.

 

 

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Geomorphology of Minnesota - Sedimentary Association

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This layer describes the sedimentary association or rock type for soils.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Groundwater Management Areas Working Boundaries

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A Groundwater Management Area (GWMA) is the surface and subsurface area within which a GWMA Plan is implemented.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Groundwater Provinces

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The groundwater province map summarizes groundwater resource differences at a regional level. The data is primarily based on bedrock and glacial geologic conditions that drive the type and properties of aquifers.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.

 

 

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HUC10 Watersheds

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Definition: USGS Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), there are approximately 530 HUC 10 watersheds in Minnesota.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

HUC12 Watersheds

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Definition: USGS watershed boundaries, there are approximately 2,500 HUC 12 watersheds in Minnesota.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Hillshade

Data Owner: Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MNGeo)

Definition: A representation of elevation data derived from MN LiDAR data collection and USGS National Elevation Dataset. The image mimics the effect of a light being cast across a 3-dimensional surface. This hillshade was generated using a simulated light position of 315 degrees azimuth, which conforms with typical hillshade design.

Data Source: Digital LiDAR elevation data and metadata are available from the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office.

 

Historic Aerial Photo Points (UMN)

Data Owner: University of Minnesota (UMN)

Definition: The Borchert Map Library at the University of Minnesota has created a catalog of scanned historic aerial images. Each point in this dataset corresponds to the center of one of these scanned images. Points are color coded by the decade in which the image was collected, the point attributes contain a hyperlink to view or download the image.

Data Source: A catalogue of aerial photograph holdings can be accessed from the Borchert Library webpage.

 

 

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Impaired Streams/Lakes/Wetlands 2018 (MPCA)

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: Every two years, MPCA creates a list of impaired waters that do not meet water quality standards. This data corresponds with all impaired waters as of the release of the 2018 list of impairments.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Invasive Aquatic Species Observations - Animals

Data Owner: Multi-Agency Coordinated Effort - EDDMapS

Definition: This layer depicts presence and/or approximate physical locations of aquatic invasive animal species.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Invasive Aquatic Species Observations - Plants

Data Owner: Multi-Agency Coordinated Effort - EDDMapS

Definition: This layer depicts presence and/or approximate physical locations of aquatic invasive plant species.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Invasive Terrestrial Species Observations - Diseases

Data Owner: Multi-Agency Coordinated Effort - EDDMapS

Definition: This layer depicts presence and/or approximate physical locations of terrestrial invasive diseases.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Invasive Terrestrial Species Observations - Insects

Data Owner: Multi-Agency Coordinated Effort - EDDMapS

Definition: This layer depicts presence and/or approximate physical locations of terrestrial invasive insect species.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Invasive Terrestrial Species Observations - Plants

Data Owner: Multi-Agency Coordinated Effort - EDDMapS

Definition: This layer depicts presence and/or approximate physical locations of terrestrial invasive plant species.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Invasive Terrestrial Species Observations - Worms

Data Owner: Multi-Agency Coordinated Effort - EDDMapS

Definition: This layer depicts presence and/or approximate physical locations of terrestrial invasive worm species.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Inventory of Dams

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Information on dam locations and the associated permits. This inventory represents a complete record of all of the "significant" dams in Minnesota.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Invertebrate IBI, 2015

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors surface water quality. Part of the monitoring effort includes biological assessment of aquatic macroinvertebrate (bugs) populations using the Index of Biologic Integrity (IBI) approach. These points represent locations of invertebrate IBI surveys conducted by MPCA staff.

Data Source: More information about Minnesota Pollution Control Agencies water quality assessment program can be found on their website.

 

 

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Karst Features

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Geologic features (sinkholes, caves, springs, and underground drainage) associated with a Karst terrain. Karst landscapes and hydrology are dominated by rapid conduit flow and raise special concerns for land use planning and natural resource management, particularly as it pertains to water quality.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

 

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Lakes of Biological Significance

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A classification of lakes assigned by DNR subject matter experts based on objective criteria. The goal of the assessment is to identify lakes that exhibit the highest quality features within any of the four criteria assessed, which include aquatic plants, fish, amphibians, and birds.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Lakes of Phosphorus Sensitivity Significance

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: An analysis output used to characterize lakes based on their sensitivity to nutrient pollution. The analysis estimates how much water clarity would be reduced with additional phosphorus loading to the lake.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Listed Infested Waters

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: These are water bodies listed as infested with any of these aquatic invasive species: Bighead carp, Brazilian waterweed, brittle naiad, Eurasian watermilfoil, faucet snail, flowering rush, grass carp, New Zealand mud snail, red swamp crayfish, round goby, ruffe, silver carp, spiny waterflea, starry stonewort, viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), white perch, zebra mussel

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

 

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MN Biological Survey - Sites of Biodiversity Significance

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A ranking system for landscapes that have significant value due to the presence of rare species populations, the size and condition of native plant communities within the site, and the landscape context of the site.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Mean Annual Precipitation, 1981 - 2010

Data Owner: PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, http://prism.oregonstate.edu, created 1 Jan 2017.

Definition: 30-year normals are baseline data that represent the average annual conditions over the most recent three full decades. This layer represents mean annual normal precipitation in inches (1981-2010).

Data Source: The source data and metadata can be downloaded from the PRISM Climate Group's website.

 

Mean Annual Temperature, 1981 - 2010

Data Owner: PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, http://prism.oregonstate.edu, created 1 Jan 2017.

Definition: 30-year normals are baseline data that represent the average annual conditions over the most recent three full decades. This layer represents mean annual normal temperature in Fahrenheit (1981-2010), the data is based on the PRISM Climate Groups temperature data.

Data Source: The source data and metadata can be downloaded from the PRISM Climate Group's website.

 

Mussel Site Score, 2015

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Each point represents the location of a mussel population survey site. Each site is scored based on the catch per unit effort, percent live species, species recruitment, and relative tolerance. These four parameters are combined to create an overall site quality score with values ranging from 0 (poor quality) to 100 (excellent quality).

Data Source: Not available for download.

 

 

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NLCD 2001 - Land Cover

Data Owner: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC)

Definition: The National Land Cover Database provides a 16-class land cover analysis for the entire land area of the United States. The analysis is repeated on a 5 year interval allowing for comparisons in land use change over time.

Data Source: The MRLC website provides access to data, metadata, and additional resources.

 

NLCD 2006 - Land Cover

Data Owner: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC)

Definition: The National Land Cover Database provides a 16-class land cover analysis for the entire land area of the United States. The analysis is repeated on a 5 year interval allowing for comparisons in land use change over time.

Data Source: The MRLC website provides access to data, metadata, and additional resources.

 

NLCD 2011 - Imperviousness

Data Owner: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC)

Definition: The National Land Cover Database provides a classification of the percent imperviousness of all land in the United States. The analysis is repeated on a 5 year interval allowing for comparisons in imperviousness over time.

Data Source: The MRLC website provides access to data, metadata, and additional resources.

 

NLCD 2011 - Land Cover

Data Owner: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC)

Definition: The National Land Cover Database provides a 16-class land cover analysis for the entire land area of the United States. The analysis is repeated on a 5 year interval allowing for comparisons in land use change over time.

Data Source: The MRLC website provides access to data, metadata, and additional resources.

 

National Wetlands Inventory (NWI), 1980 - 1986

Data Owner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (US-FWS)

Definition: This resource contains information on the characteristics and distribution of wetlands. The 1980 - 1986 data contains a state-wide coverage that was created within the listed years.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

National Wetlands Inventory (NWI), 2009 - 2014

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This resource contains information on the characteristics and distribution of wetlands. The 2009 - 2014 data is currently under development with a state-wide data product expected in early 2019. This layer currently covers the southern and eastern portions of the state.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

 

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One Watershed, One Plan - Planning Boundaries

Data Owner: Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)

Definition: The planning boundaries for the 1W1P watershed planning effort. The 1W1P boundaries are based on the DNR Major watersheds, some planning boundaries consist of several DNR Major watersheds merged together.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Open Pit Mines

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A subset of the DNR Hydrography dataset. Polygonal water features that are associated with mine pits. These features are classified with a water body type ("WB_Type") of "Mine or Gravel Pit" or "Tailings Pond".

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

 

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Phosphorus Risk Potential (Root River)

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Custom analysis output used to derive the watershed health metric score for Water Quality, Non-Point Source - Phosphorus Risk. The data is provided for the extent of the Root River Major watershed only, but is available upon request for other areas of the state.

Data Source: Data is not available for download, but analysis methods can be viewed in more detail on the Water Quality, Non-Point source write-up.

 

Pollution Sensitivity of Near-Surface Materials

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This dataset estimates the pollution sensitivity of near-surface materials (soil, bedrock, aquifer) from the transmission time of water through 3 feet of soil and 7 feet of surficial geologic material, to a depth of 10 feet from the land surface. This layer is used to derive the watershed health index score that shares the same name.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Population Change 2000-2010 (DNR Catchment)

Data Owner: U.S. Census Bureau

Definition: Population counts were aggregated from the census block to the catchment watershed boundary, proportioning the population and assuming an even population distribution within the census block. The change in population between 2000 and 2010 was calculated at the catchment boundary from the aggregated population values.

Data Source: Population data can be downloaded from the U.S. Census Bureau website.

 

Population Density, 2000

Data Owner: U.S. Census Bureau

Definition: Population counts were mapped to the U.S. Census block boundary. This layer depicts census blocks symbolized on the population density within the block, based on the 2000 census.

Data Source: Population data can be downloaded from the U.S. Census Bureau website.

 

Population Density, 2010

Data Owner: U.S. Census Bureau

Definition: Population counts were mapped to the U.S. Census block boundary. This layer depicts census blocks symbolized on the population density within the block, based on the 2010 census.

Data Source: Population data can be downloaded from the U.S. Census Bureau website.

 

Presettlement Vegetation, Marschner

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Marschner's presettlement vegetation map was created using land surveyor notes from the original Public Land Survey. The map depicts early-settlement vegetation patterns prior to large scale land use conversions.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

Public Ownership by Agency - GAP Stewardship 2008

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This layer provides an overview of public ownership patterns in Minnesota. The Data is a snapshot in time, and is intended for overview and general planning purposes. Ownership is displayed at a 40 acre minimum mapping size, and the source data is predominantly from 1983-1985. A version with some updates was published in 2008.

Data Source: The source data in a project description are available for download from the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office website.

 

 

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Restorable Wetland Inventory - Natural Resource Research Institute, 2013

Data Owner: University of Minnesota - Duluth, Natural Resource Research Institute (UMD - NRRI)

Definition: This data layer identifies likely locations of restorable wetlands using soil characteristics and a compound topographic index (CTI) to identify depressions on the landscape.

Data Source: A description of the project, and a data exploration tool can be found on the Restorable wetland Prioritization Tool website.

 

Restorable Wetland Inventory - U.S. Fish and Wildlife, 2000

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Definition: This data depicts areas of drained and partially drained depressional wetlands for 47 counties in southern and western Minnesota. The data was created through stereo photo-interpretation in order to help target and plan wetland restoration to improve wildlife habitat. Source imagery was collected in 1991-1992.

Data Source: Not available for download.

 

River Basins (HUC4)

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A MN DNR managed watershed boundary layer. These boundaries are roughly equivalent to USGS HUC4 watersheds that have been clipped to the state of Minnesota boundary. There are

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

 

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SPARROW Nitrogen - Non-point Incremental Yield

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Definition: SPARROW is a modeling tool for regional interpretation of water-quality monitoring data. This layer represents the modeled incremental yield of nitrogen coming from non-point sources and being discharged from a given catchment. Data values are represented in kilograms of nitrogen per square kilometer per year.

Data Source: Reports describing the modeling effort, data, and metadata can be found on the U.S. Geological Survey website.

 

SPARROW Phosphorus - Non-point Incremental Yield

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Definition: SPARROW is a modeling tool for regional interpretation of water-quality monitoring data. This layer represents the modeled incremental yield of phosphorus coming from non-point sources and being discharged from a given catchment. Data values are represented in kilograms of phosphorus per square kilometer per year.

Data Source: Reports describing the modeling effort, data, and metadata can be found on the U.S. Geological Survey website.

 

Soils - Drainage Class

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: The drainage class is a designation of natural soil moisture conditions that are determined by the frequency and duration of wet periods. This designation is based on the conditions under which the soil was formed. There are seven drainage classes ranging from excessively drained to very poorly drained. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website.

 

Soils - Hydric Soils Percent Presence

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: The percent of soils in a particular area that are hydric. Hydric soils can be useful in identifying areas of wetland, or areas that were formerly wetland. The Hydric classification is defined as soils that are saturated at the surface for a long enough portion of the growing season to create anaerobic conditions. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website.

 

Soils - Hydrologic Soil Group

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: A classification of soils that characterizes the runoff responses to rainfall events. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website.

 

Soils - Percent Clay

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: The percent of the soil material composed of clay sized particles. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website.

 

Soils - Percent Organic Matter

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: The percent of the soil material composed of organic matter. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website.

 

Soils - Percent Sand

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: The percent of the soil material composed of sand sized particles. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website.

 

Soils - Percent Silt

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: The percent of the soil material composed of silt sized particles. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website.

 

State House Districts, 2012

Data Owner: Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission - Geographic Information Services Office (LCC- GIS)

Definition: Boundaries for Minnesota House of Representatives legislative districts.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

State Parks, Rec. Areas

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The statutory boundary polygons for state parks, state recreation areas, and state wayside areas.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

State Senate Districts, 2012

Data Owner: Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission - Geographic Information Services Office (LCC- GIS)

Definition: Boundaries for Minnesota State Senate legislative districts.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

State Water Use Permits

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Minnesota water use data containing information on water use permit holder, water use type, and permitted water use volume.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.

 

Steep Slopes Near Streams

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Custom analysis identifying hillslopes that are close streams and have a change in elevation of 3 meters or more within a 9 x 9 meter area. This layer is the basis for the Steep Slopes Near Streams health score.

Data Source: This data resource is not available for download, but analysis methods can be viewed in more detail on the Geomorpholgy, Steep Slopes Near Streams write-up.

 

 

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U.S. Congressional Districts, 2012

Data Owner: Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission - Geographic Information Services Office (LCC- GIS)

Definition: The boundaries for U.S. congressional districts in Minesota.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website.

 

 

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Water Bodies (MPCA)

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: A subset of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Hydrography Dataset. The subset provides a cartographic representation for general mapping purposes.

Data Source: The source data and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. EPA's website.

 

Wildlife Action Plan - Species of Greatest Conservation Need Richness Grid

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The SGCN Richness Grid shows the depicts the count of observances of species of

Data Source: A description of the project and links to the source data can be found on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.

 

Wildlife Action Plan - Wildlife Action Network

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The Wildlife Action Network is composed of mapped terrestrial and aquatic habitats, buffers, and connectors that represent a diversity of quality habitats that support Species in Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN).

Data Source: A description of the project and links to the source data can be found on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.