Minnesota Wetland Banking Program Easements

The State of Minnesota wetland banking program is authorized by State statutes and associated State rules (Chapter 8420). The program requires that all land being utilized for wetland banking purposes be protected by a State conservation easement, although other land protection mechanisms were used prior to 2000. These protected lands are primarily privately-owned and not accessible to the public without landowner permission. This spatial data layer shows the approximate boundaries of lands protected by State of Minnesota conservation easements and/or other land protection mechanisms associated with the State’s wetland banking program. Information on wetland banking and associated credits can be found at http://bwsr.state.mn.us/wetlands/wetlandbanking/credits.html.

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Last Updated May 12, 2018, 10:03
Created May 13, 2015, 08:02
dsCurrentRef May 2018
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_bwsr/bdry_wetland_banking_easements/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2018-05-12 02:02:29
dsOriginator Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)
dsPeriodOfContent 5/10/2018
dsPurpose The purpose of this spatial data layer is to depict the approximate boundaries of lands protected by State of Minnesota conservation easements and/or other land protection mechanisms associated with the State’s wetland banking program. Boundaries should be considered approximate and do not necessarily represent survey grade data. The data should be used for general planning purposes only. Those wishing to know the exact boundaries of any particular parcel of land that is protected due to its inclusion in the wetland banking program should contact the State’s Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to obtain the exact legal description of the easement (if available). Note that many, but not all easements include a legal description of the easement boundaries. Any calculations related to the size of protected land parcels based on this data should be considered approximate as there are varying degrees of mapping accuracy contained within.

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