State Peat Leases

The State of Minnesota issues peat leases on state-owned and state-administered fee surface interests. These layers are of active or historic State peat leases, administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, mapped to the PLS forty and government lot. When there is no match to the PLS forty or government lot in the PLS40 layer, a record is then matched to the PLS section layer. These layers merge the DNR Control Point Generated PLS layer (PLS40) with land records stored in the DNR's Land Record System (LRS) in Oracle. The data are limited to a forty, government lot, or section level representation. Therefore, any state peat leases that are less than a forty, government lot, or section, are represented by the entire forty, government lot, or section. <br/><br/>There are four layers included in this geodatabase: <br/>1) active (closed or completed) peat leases mapped to the PLS forty or government lot, <br/>2) dissolved active peat leases, where the peat lease areas have been merged based on specific attributes, such as the lease number (i.e., the DNRTRNXNUM field), type of lease, start and expiration dates, but not the attributes to the PLS forty and government lot, <br/>3) historic peat leases that have ended,and <br/>4) dissolved peat leases, where the peat lease areas have been merged based on specific attributes, such as the lease number (i.e., the DNRTRNXNUM field), type of lease, start and expiration and termination dates, but not the attributes to the PLS forty and government lot. <br/><br/>The names for the layers are active_peatleases, active_peatleases_dissolved, historic_peatleases, and historic_peatleases_dissolved.

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Last Updated October 13, 2017, 10:02
Created July 1, 2017, 10:02
dsAccessConst Unrestricted
dsCurrentRef Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset. Updates occur weekly, for all of the active State peat leases layers. The control point generated PLS layer (often referred to as PLS40) was created during the 1990s, with the information based on the General Land Office (GLO) plats and field notes, ranging from the mid-1800s to 1998. Since that time, additional GLO plats have been used to modify the PLS40 layer to incorporate more recent surveys, especially island surveys, and to make corrections to the PLS40 layer. To better map the state ownership, a version of PLS40 was modified to include several non-BLM (Bureau of Land Management) surveys. Note that during processing, any land record that does not match to the PLS forty or government lot is then matched to the PLS section to include as many of the land records as possible in this layer.
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_dnr/plan_state_peatleases/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2017-10-13 01:15:58
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Lands and Minerals
dsPeriodOfContent 10/12/2017
dsPurpose To provide Minnesota DNR resource managers, DNR land records specialists, and the general public access to DNR land records in GIS format.

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