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Minnesota Land Use/Cover:  Historic

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This page describes land use/cover data and maps from the mid-1800s, as recorded at the time of European settlement, as well as earlier reconstructions from fossil pollen records.

Map of Minnesota's early settlement vegetation

Historic vegetation map from the U.S. Forest Service, North Central Experiment Station

Long-term change and potential natural vegetation

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