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Sensitive Lakeshore Assessment: Minnesota

Creator:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Description:
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. <b>Highly sensitive shoreland</b> is a polygon feature class representing sensitive areas of lakeshore buffered landward by 1/4 mile. The <b>sensitivity index</b> 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 http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/sli/index.html for more information on attributes and analysis.
Publisher:
State of Minnnesota
Collection:
State Agencies Geospatial Data
Place:
Minnesota, United States
Subject:
Environment
Type:
Dataset
Year:
2014
Contributed by:
Minnesota
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