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Sensitive Lakeshore Assessment: Minnesota

The Sensitive Lakeshore Assessment Project was initiated to identify lakeshore areas of unique or critical habitat, or high biological diversity, in north-central Minnesota. An ecological model incorporating existing data (including wetlands and hydric soils) and field-collected data (including distribution and abundance of aquatic plants and high-priority animal species) was used to objectively rank lakeshores for sensitive area designation.Highly sensitive shoreland is a polygon feature class representing sensitive areas of lakeshore buffered landward by 1/4 mile. The sensitivity index is a point feature class representing the sum of scores of the data layers at equally-spaced points along the shoreline of a lake. See for more information on attributes and analysis.
Minnesota Geospatial Commons
Minnesota, United States
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