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Calcareous Fens - Source Feature Points

Metadata Updated: April 9, 2015

Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.223, this database contains points that represent calcareous fens as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 8420.1020. The calcareous fens in this shapefile correspond to the fens listed in Identification Order No. 08-001, which was published in the State Register on June 2, 2008 (32 SR 2148-2154). The current list of fens is posted on the DNR web site at This data set is a GIS point shapefile derived from the Natural Heritage "Biotics" Database. Data in the Biotics Database are maintained according to established Natural Heritage Methodology developed by NatureServe and The Nature Conservancy. The core of the Biotics Database is made up of Element Occurrence (EO) records of rare plant and animal species, animal aggregations, native plant communities, and geologic features. An Element is a unit of biological diversity, such as a species, subspecies, or a native plant community. An EO is an area of land and/or water in which an Element is, or was, present, and which has practical conservation value for the Element (e.g. species or community) as evidenced by potential continued (or historical) presence and/or regular recurrence at a given location. Source Features are the mapped representation of observations of rare features. Source Features are then evaluated using biological standards, and grouped into EOs as appropriate. This data set contains a point for each Calcareous Fen (DNR List of Known Calcareous Fens) Source Feature in the Biotics database, and selected attributes from the Source Feature record and its linked Element Occurrence (EO) record.

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Metadata Date January 1, 9999
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2013
Metadata Updated Date April 9, 2015
Reference Date(s) January 1, 9999 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 1, 9999
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2013
Metadata Updated Date April 9, 2015
Reference Date(s) January 1, 9999 (publication)
Responsible Party Minnesota DNR - Division of Ecological Resources - Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: In order to protect the DNR's copyright interest in these data, any product derived from this GIS data set should include an appropriate copyright notice. The user should also acknowledge the DNR's Division of Ecological Resources as the source of the information. This can be accomplished by printing the following statement on any product containing these data. "Calcareous Fen locations were provided by the Division of Ecological Resources, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and were current as of [date delivered].", Access Constraints: No constraints
Bbox East Long -89
Bbox North Lat 49.5
Bbox South Lat 43
Bbox West Long -96.5
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview File Fens - Source Feature Points
Harvest Object Id 031fbab0-b91a-47e7-9896-89f8c449772b
Harvest Source Id 5546934e-bbe0-4cff-8926-e70aebfc97cb
Harvest Source Title Minnesota DNR
Licence The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources makes no representation or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the reuse of data provided herewith, regardless of its format or the means of its transmission. There is no guarantee or representation to the user as to the accuracy, currency, suitability, or reliability of this data for any purpose. The user accepts the data 'as is', and assumes all risks associated with its use. By accepting this data, the user agrees not to transmit this data or provide access to it or any part of it to another party unless the user shall include with the data a copy of this disclaimer. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources assumes no responsibility for actual or consequential damage incurred as a result of any user's reliance on this data.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
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