Forest Inventory: Beltrami County, Minnesota

This page last updated: 04/06/2007
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Beltrami County Natural Resource Management
Abstract The Forest Inventory coverage is an Arc/INFO polygon coverage that encompasses Beltrami County tax forfeited lands. The data set was developed from the Phase II Minnesota Forest Inventory conducted in the late 1970's and early 1980's. The data delineates major forest covertypes by forest covertype, timber size class, and timber density class.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 1998
Currentness Reference Photo-interpretation was originally from 1982 black and white aerial photography. Data set is updated as changes occur.
Access Constraints The data set is available to anyone for a fee. Current fee structure has not been established.
Use Constraints Use constraints have not been established.
Distributor Organization Beltrami County Natural Resource Management
Ordering Instructions Send written requests to above contact person with description of township or area required.
Online Linkage none available

Full Metadata

Forest Inventory: Beltrami County, Minnesota

Go to Section:
1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Beltrami County Natural Resource Management
Title Forest Inventory: Beltrami County, Minnesota
Abstract The Forest Inventory coverage is an Arc/INFO polygon coverage that encompasses Beltrami County tax forfeited lands. The data set was developed from the Phase II Minnesota Forest Inventory conducted in the late 1970's and early 1980's. The data delineates major forest covertypes by forest covertype, timber size class, and timber density class.
Purpose To aid in resource management activities/planning on county managed lands.
Time Period of Content Date 1998
Currentness Reference Photo-interpretation was originally from 1982 black and white aerial photography. Data set is updated as changes occur.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data Tax Forfeited Trust Lands within Beltrami County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -95.60
-94.41
48.55
47.41
Place Keywords Beltrami County, Tax Forfeited Trust Lands
Theme Keywords biota, Forest Inventory, Forest Covertype
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints The data set is available to anyone for a fee. Current fee structure has not been established.
Use Constraints Use constraints have not been established.
Contact Person Information Mark Reed, Director of Resource Management/Land Commissioner
Beltrami County Natural Resource Management
315 5th Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601-3021
Phone: 218-759-4163
FAX: 218-751-4960
E-mail: none available
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description Not applicable
Associated Data Sets DBF database tables, Beltinv, Owner, Sales

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Data was collected using 1:15,840 aerial photography and field surveys.
Known deficiencies in the data set include:

- Covertype boundaries can be open to interpretation and will vary based on interpreter.
Logical Consistency The data set is topologically clean.
Completeness All Beltrami County tax forfeited lands.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Unknown
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not applicable
Lineage Data Sources:
1:15,840 Black and White Aerial Photography (1982)
1:24,000 USGS 7.5-Minute Quadrangles
Field surveys done in late 1970's and early 1980's
Field checks

Processing Steps:
The data were originally photo-interpreted from 1982, 1:15,840 black and white aerial photography. Section lines were digitized from USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle maps. Land boundaries were also transferred from the photos where needed. Where coincident lines existed (lakes, roads, section lines), lines digitized from the USGS quadrangle were used. The Forest Inventory data is updated as changes occur across the landscape. A reinventory is planned for 1998-1999.
Source Scale Denominator 15840
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment PC Arc/INFO 5.0, DOS/Windows
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data Township, Range, Polygon-id
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Nodes, Arcs, Polygons, Label Points
Tiling Scheme PLS Townships or 31,680 ft x 31,680 ft
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid Clarke 1866
Horizontal Datum NAD27
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution Unknown
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Altitude Units Not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
Depth Units Not applicable
UTM Zone Number 15
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments None
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview The attribute information is as follows:

LABEL1 - Township
LABEL2 - Range
LABEL3 - Section
LABEL - Type
KEY - Township, Range, Section, Type

The following attributes are referenced to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources CSA Tatum Guide:

OWNER: Broad ownership category
SECTION: Standard PLS section
TYPE: Unique stand sequence number within each owner and PLS section
TOWNSHIP: PLS Township
RANGE: PLS Range
E_W: Differentiates between east and west ranges of the 4th Principle Meridian
COUNTY: Unique county codes
RAD: MN DNR Division of Forestry Area code
FOREST: State Forest code
OTHER: Code for any management unit other than state forest
COMP: Compartment number
ACQUI: Acquisition status of the land parcel
ADMIN: Administrator for the land parcel
CTYPE: Forest cover type classification code
CSIZE: Size class based on dbh of trees
CDENSE: Density class
UTYPE: Understory cover type
USIZE: Same as csize
UDENSE: Same as cdense
ACRES: Acreage of the stand
YEAR: The last 2 digits of the year in which the survey was done
TOPO: Topographic characteristics of the site
SI: Site index obtained using tree age and height
PHYS: Physiographic class (soil moisture)
AGE: Average stand age in years AT THE TIME OF SURVEY
BA: Basal area per acre
CORDS: The volume/acre in cords for all trees 5-15 inches dbh
MBF: Thousands of board feet/acre for trees 15+ inches dbh
COND: Condition class
TBR: Timber status, defines any restrictions on harvesting
SPP: Specie code of the main specie in the stand
DBH: Diameter at breast height of main specie
HEIGHT: Height (feet) of main specie
VOLUME: Volume per acre
DAMAGE: Damage code
AFFECT: Percentage affected by damage
MORTAL: Percentage of mortality in stand
SHRUBS: Shrub specie code
DISTR: Distribution pattern of shrub
DENSE: Density of shrubs
BROWSE: Amount of shrub available to deer
COVER: Ground cover code
RECON: Reconnaissance level
ORIGIN: Stand origin
ROAD: Distance to road in miles
SIGN: Significant feature(s) present in the stand
CARDS: Obsolete, used mainly as a flag for various unique applications

The remaining fields in this table are mostly repeating items of information collected for up to 8 co-dominant or sub-dominant tree species that make up the stand composition. This includes more information on species make-up of the stand understory.

The first set of these attributes are listed below (field names beginning with the string 'S2'). Subsequent sets (field names beginning with S3-S5) contain the same attributes and are not described here. The 2nd specie through 5th specie are of commercial size class, 5 inches dbh or greater.

S2SPP: Same specie codes as for SPP above
S2DBH: Diameter at breast height in inches
S2DST: Distribution of specie in the stand
S2VOL: Volume per acre
S2DAM: Damage codes
S2HAR: Harvest recommendation

MISC_CORD
MISC_BF

The next set of attributes are listed below (field names beginning with the string 'S6'). Subsequent sets (field names beginning with S7-S9) contain the same attributes and are not described here. The 6th specie through 9th specie are less than 5 inches dbh.

S6SPP: Same as all other specie codes
S6SIZ: 1 = 0-0.9 inch; 2 = 1-2.9 inches; 3 = 3-4.9 inches
S6DEN: Same as understory density class
S6DST: Same as other distribution codes
S6DAM: Same as other damage codes

REMS: Remarks, comments
CURAGE
VER_DATE
FOREST_ID
TSMID
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation The 'CSA Tatum Guide' and 'Forest Survey Manual, Phase II Intensive Inventory' are available from the MN-DNR Forest Inventory Office, Grand Rapids, MN, 218-327-4449.

Other attributes associated with this coverage are documented within the appropriate database tables.
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Beltrami County Natural Resource Management
Publication Date Unknown
Contact Person Information Mark Reed
Director of Resource Management/Land Commissioner
Beltrami County Natural Resource Management
315 5th Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601-3021
Phone: 218-759-4163
FAX: 218-751-4960
E-mail: none available
Distributor's Data Set Identifier Offline Data
Distribution Liability Beltrami County does not warrant its accuracy or completeness. The data set is provided 'as is', without warranty as to its performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. The entire risk as to the results and performance of the data set is assumed by the user. Beltrami County shall not be liable for direct, special, incidental, compensatory, or consequential damages or third party claims which may result from the use of the data set, even if the Council has been advised of the possibility of such potential loss or damage.
Transfer Format Name Arc Export
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size
Ordering Instructions Send written requests to above contact person with description of township or area required.
Online Linkage none available
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/06/2007
Contact Person Information Mark Reed, Director of Resource Management/Land Commissioner
Beltrami County Natural Resource Management
315 5th Street
Bemidji, MN 56601-3021
Phone: 218-759-4163
FAX: 218-751-4960
E-mail: none available
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 04/06/2007