TEU_ForestWideEdit

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Section 1 Overview
Originator USDA Forest Service, Superior National Forest
Title TEU_ForestWideEdit
Abstract Forestwide polygon terrestrial ecological unit coverage (once referred to as land type phase (LTP) or soil coverage ). Created from manuscripts (by contractor) of individual 7.5" quads which were converted to electronic format. Electronic copies were checked by Ginny Miller, Biological Science Tech., Supervisor's Office, for quality control. Any errors were corrected on electronic format by Ginny using ArcGIS software in ArcEdit session. Individual quads were joined to create seamless layer of entire Forest. Manuscripting contracts were bid on yearly with 8 to 10 quads to be completed per fiscal year starting in 1999 through 2008. Contractors were Kathy Skrivseth, Foster Wheeler, or PhotoScience. Final update of coverage completed on 4/15/2011 by Ginny Miller, reviewed by Casey McQuiston.Last update completed by Teresa Hanson on April 30, 2012.
Purpose Provide forestwide coverage of terrestrial ecological units for use in ecosystem managment and planning.
Time Period of Content Date REQUIRED: The year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.
Currentness Reference publication date
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data Specific contract information is available from the Forest Soil Scientist, currently Casey McQuiston. Hardcopy manuscripts are on file in the GIS shop.
Bounding Coordinates -93.096473
-89.980439
48.404776
47.249970
Place Keywords Superior
Theme Keywords terrestrial ecologial unit
Theme Keyword Thesaurus REQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Contact Person Information Casey McQuiston, Forest Soil Scientist
Superior NF - Supervisor's Office
8901 Grand Avenue Place
Duluth, MN  55808
Phone: 218-626-4384
Email: cmcquiston@fs.fed.us
Browse Graphic None available
Associated Data Sets

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Completeness
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage Dataset copied.

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme
Horizontal Datum North American Datum of 1983
Horizontal Units meters
Cell Width 0.000100
Cell Height 0.000100

Section 5 Attributes
Overview
Detailed Citation
Table Detail:
TEU_ForestWide - Superior National Forest Terrestrial Ecological Units
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
OBJECTID
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Internal feature number.ESRI
Shape
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Feature geometry.ESRI
ELTenumeratedEcological LandtypeSuperior National Forest ECS
1Lowland Loamy Moist - LLM
2Lowland loamy wet - LLW
3Lowland Clayey Moist - LCM
4Lowland Clayey Wet - LCW
5Lowland Organic Very Acidic - LPA
6Lowland Organic Acid to Neutral - LPN
7Upland Deep Sandy Dry - UDSD
8Upland Deep Sandy Sub-irrigated - UDSI
9Upland Deep Sandy Droughty - UDSX
10Upland Deep Clayey Dry - UDCD
11Upland Deep Loamy Over Sandy Dry - UDHD
12Upland Deep Stoney Dry - UDBD
13Upland Deep Loamy Dry Course - UDLDC
14Upland Deep Medium Loamy Dry - UDLDM
15Upland Deep Fine Loamy Dry - UDLDF
16Upland Shallow Loamy Dry - USLD
17Upland Very Shallow Loamy Droughty - USLXV
18Upland Extremely Shallow Loamy Droughty - USLXE
69Not mapped
79Bedrock
89Water (lake or river), intermittant water body
99Gravel pit, landfill, or quarry
LTPenumeratedLandtype PhaseSuperior National Forest ECS
1Poorly drained, loamy soils, greater than 40 inches deep, surface coarse fragment content ranges from 25 to 90 percent in drainways and depressions.
3Well drained, 5YR to 10YR, gravelly sandy loam to loam over sands or gravelly loamy sand, gravelly sandy loam or sandy loam, greater than 40 inches deep and occurring on ridge positions.
4Poorly and very poorly drained fibrist greater than 60 inches deep, occurring in depressions and former lake beds.
5Well drained, 2.5YR to 10YR, sandy loam or loam 8 inches deep over bedrock, occuring on ridge top and upper slope positions. Bedrock out-cropping can range from 5 to 50 percent.
7Somewhat poorly drained, 10YR or 2.5Y, sandy loam, loam and/or silt loam greater than 40 inches deep, occurring in drainways, lower concave slopes, and in a transitional postion between well drained and poorly drained sites. Coarse fragment content can range to 35 percent.
8Somewhat poorly drained, 10YR or 2.5Y, silty clay loam, silty clay or clay, greater than 40 inches deep, occurs on lower elevation valley bottoms and plains, usually less than 1350 feet. Clay content is greater than 35 percent.
9Well drained; 10YR to 2.5Y gravelly sandy loam greater than 40 inches deep, fragipan occurs at a depth of 14 to 28 inches, occurring on ridge positions.
10Moderately well or well drained, 10YR to 2.5Y sandy loam and/or loam greater than 40 inches deep, occurring on ridge positions. Clay content is less than 18 percent. B horizons are 10YR.
11Well drained, 7.5Yr or 5YR, sandy loam or loam 8 to 20 inches deep over bedrock. Bedrock controlled ridge tops and upper slopes.
13Well drained 5YR to 10YR, gravelly sand, gravelly loamy sand or gravelly sandy loam less than 20 inches deep over 5YR to 10YR very gravelly sand greater than 40 inches deep and occurring on eskers and kames. Sand size includes fine, medium, coarse, and very coarse. Coarse fragment content is typically greater than 35 percent and includes gravel cobbles, stones, and boulders.
14Well drained 7.5YR or 10YR sandy loam and loamy sand, greater than 50 percent fine sand, less than 20 inches deep over 10YR gravelly coarse sand greater than 40 inches deep, with greater than 35 percent coarse fragments. Landscape position is upper elevation in outwash plain. Sand size includes fine through very coarse.
15Well drained, 10YR or 2.5Y with 7.5YR in upper horizon, gravelly sandy loam, 20 to 40 inches deep over bedrock, fragipan occurs at depths of 14 to 28 inches, occurs on bedrock controlled ridges.
16Moderately well drained, 10YR, loamy sand less than 12 inches deep over 10YR sand greater than 40 inches deep with less than 35 percent gravels. B horizons can be 7.5YR. Distinct mottling occurs within 60 inches of the surface. Occurs on lower elevation rises or plains. Sand size includes fine through very coarse.
17Well drained, 10YR or 2.5Y, loamy very fine sand, very fine sandy loam, or silt loam greater than 40 inches deep, occurring on sideslopes and level areas between ridges.
18Well drained, 5YR to 10YR, sandy loam and/or loam, 20 to 40 inches deep over bedrock, occurs on bedrock controlled ridges.
21Well drained, 10YR to 2.5Y, sandy loam or loam 8 to 20 inches deep over bedrock, 7.5YR B horizons are common. Controlled ridge tops and upper slopes.
22Poorly drained, variable texture with banding of silts, sands, and organic matter, greater than 40 inches deep and occurring on large river floodplain.
23Well drained 5YR to 10YR, loamy sand, greater than 40 inches deep and occurring on low ridge positions. Sand size includes fine, medium, coarse, and very coarse.
24Poorly drained, hemist greater than 53 inches deep, occurring in depressions and former lake beds.
26Well to poorly drained, surface coarse fragment content is greater than 90 percent with interstice generally devoid of soil or organic material. Occurs in drainways and on talus slopes.
28Well drained 10YR loamy sand or loamy fine sand less than 12 inches deep with over 2.5YR to 2.5Y sand greater than 40 inches deep occurring upper elevation positions on outwash or lacustrine plains. Sand in size includes fine through very coarse. Gravel content is less than 35 percent.
29Moderately well or well drained, 10YR or 2.5Y, loamy fine sand, loamy sand, or sand 20 to 60 inches deep over 10YR to 2.5Y clay loam, silty clay, or clay, greater than 40 inches deep occurring on lower elevation slopes, terraces, and plains. Sand size includes fine, medium, coarse, and very coarse.
30Well drained, 7.5YR or 5YR, fine sandy loam, 16 to 24 inches deep over 10YR, very gravelly sandy loam or very gravelly loamy sand, greater than 40 inches deep and occurring on ridges. A discontinuous fragipan can occur at 16-24 inches. CF content of the C horizon ranges from 35 to 50 percent.
32Poorly drained, organic material 18 to 53 inches deep over mineral soils occurring in drainways and depressions.
33Moderately well or well drained, 10YR extremely gravelly or extremely cobbly sandy loam or extremely gravelly or extremely cobbly loam greater than 40 inches deep, occurring on ridges. Coarse fragment content is greater than 70 percent.
34Somewhat poorly drained, 2.5YR to 2.5Y, loamy sand or sand, greater than 40 inches deep, occurring on lower elevation plains. Sand size includes fine, medium, coarse, and very coarse.
35Moderately well drained, 5YR or 7.5YR, fine sandy loam, loam, or silt loam less than 20 inches deep over 2.5YR or 5YR silty clay loam, silty clay or clay greater than 40 inches deep and occurring at side slopes and ridge tops.
38Somewhat poorly drained, 2.5YR to 7.5YR, sandy loam, loam and/or silt loam greater than 40 inches deep, occurring in drainways.
40Well drained, 7.5YR to 10YR sandy loam or loam 20 to 40 inches deep over 7.5YR to 5YR very gravelly coarse sand, greater than 40 inches deep occurring at lower elevation side slopes. Gravel content is greater than 35 percent. Sand size includes fine, medium coarse, and very coarse.
42Somewhat poorly drained, 7.5YR to 2.5YR sandy clay, silty clay, silty clay loam, and/or clay, greater than 40 inches deep occurring in drainways and terraces. Clay content is greater than 35 percent.
43Poorly drained, 7.5YR to 2.5YR sandy clay, silty clay loam, sandy clay loam, clay loam, loam (18 Percent clay), silty clay and/or clay greater than 40 inches deep, surface coarse fragment content is less than 25 percent occurring in depressions, drainages, beaches.
44Well drained 5YR or 7.5YR sandy loam and loamy sand less than 20 inches thick with a sand content of greater than 50 percent over gravelly coarse sand to greater than 40 inches. Coarse fragment content is greater than 35 percent. Sand content includes fine through very coarse. Landscape position is upper elevation on outwash plain.
46Moderately well drained 5YR to 10YR sandy loam or loamy sand less than 20 inches deep over gravelly sand. Water table and/or mottling within 60 inches. CF content is variable. Landscape position lower elevation concave areas in an outwash glacial drainages and terraces.
47Poorly drained, 10YR or 2.5YR, sandy loam, loam, clay loam, and/or silt loam greater than 40 inches deep, occurs in drainways and depressions. Histic epipedons can occur. Surface coarse fragment content is less than 25 percent.
52Poorly drained, 2.5YR or 10YR, silty clay loam, silty clay, and clay, greater than 40 inches deep. A histic epidedon can occur. Landscape position is depressions and drainways.
53Moderately well drained, 2.5Y or 10YR, silty clay loam, silty clay, or clay, greater than 40 inches deep, occurring on lower elevation valley bottoms and plains.
55Moderately well or well drained, 5YR to 7.5YR, silt loam, sandy loam and/or loam greater than 40 inches deep, occurring on ridges. Clay content is less than 18 percent.
56Moderately well drained, 10YR or 2.5Y, loam, silt loam, or fine sandy loam, 12 to 20 inches over 2.5Y or 10YR silt loam, clay loam or loam, greater than 40 inches deep, occurring on ridges. Clay content ranges from 18 to 35 percent.
57Well drained, 10YR to 5YR, loam 12 to 20 inches deep over 10YR to 2.5Y, gravelly loamy sand, or gravelly sand greater than 40 inches deep, occurs on ridges and plains. Sand size includes fine, medium, coarse, and very coarse.
58Somewhat poorly drained, 10YR or 2.5Y, sandy clay loam, clay loam, loam, and/or silt loam, greater than 40 inches deep, occurring in drainways and depressions. Coarse fragment content less than 35 percent.
59Moderately well or well drained, 10YR or 2.5Y loamy fine sand, or fine sand, 20 to 40 inches deep over 10YR or 2.5Y lacustrine fine sandy loam or loam, greater than 40 inches deep, occurs on ridge top and side slopes.
60Well drained, 7.5YR or 5YR, sandy loam, silt loam or loam; 10 to 20 inches deep over 5YR to 7.5YR gravelly sandy loam or gravelly loamy sand greater than 40 inches deep, occurs on ridges, usually at higher elevations. Coarse fragment content is greater than 35 percent.
61Moderately well drained, 7.5YR to 5YR, fine sandy loam, loam or silt loam, 12 to 20 inches deep over 5YR loam or clay loam till, greater than 40 inches deep, occurring on ridges and "flats." Clay content ranges from 18 to 40 percent.
62Somewhat poorly drained, 7.5YR to 2.5YR, clay loam, sandy clay loam, or loam greater than 40 inches deep, occurring on drainways. Clay content ranges from 18 to 35 percent.
63Well to moderately well drained, 10YR, loam or sandy loam, 20 to 40 inches deep over bedrock, 5YR and 7.5YR colors can occur in the upper B horizons. Landscape position is mid-upper side slopes on Rove Slate formation.
64Well drained or moderately well, 2.5Y to 2.5YR sandy loam or less than 20 inches deep over 2.5YR to 2.5Y sand, gravelly sand, or sandy loam over 2.5YR to 2.5Y loam or sandy loam. Depth of the upper material ranges from 20 to 60 inches. Total depth is greater than 40 inches. Landscape position is typically mid and lower side slopes. Coarse fragment content is less than 35 percent. Sand size include fine, medium, coarse, and very coarse.
65Moderately well drained, 10YR, loam, greater than 40 inches deep, 5YR and 7.5YR colors can occur in the B horizon. Profile coarse fragment occupy less than 35 percent. Landscape position is north facing side slopes and concave areas at ridge tops.
65Well or moderately well drained 10 YR loam, 20 to 40 inches deep over cobbles (fragmental). 5YR to 7.5YR colors can occur in the B horizon. Landscape position is usually north facing talus slopes.
67Well drained, 10YR or 7.5YR, sandy loam 8 to 20 inches over 10YR gravelly loamy sand to sand, greater than 40 inches deep, and occupies ridge positions.
71Poorly drained, 2.5YR to 7.5YR, sandy loam, loam and/or silt loam, greater than 40 inches deep, occurs in depressions and drainways. Surface coarse fragment content is less than 25 percent.
72Poorly drained, 10YR or 2.5Y, sandy loam, clay loam, loam and/or silt loam, greater than 40 inches deep, occurs in depressions and drainways. Historic epipedons can occur. Surface coarse fragment content is less than 25 percent.
73Poorly drained sand or loamy sand, 5YR to 10YR, greater to 40 inches deep, occurs in depressions and drainways. Histic epipedons can occur. Sand size includes fine, medium, coarse, and very coarse.
69Not mapped
79Bedrock
89Water (lake or river), intermittant water body
99Gravel pit, landfill, or quarry
SITEenumeratedSite - A concatenation of the LTP and Slop codes, with the exception of LTPs 79, 89, and 99Superior National Forest ECS
BRBedrock
GPGravel pit
INTIntermittent water body
LFLandfill
NMNot mapped
QQuarry
WWater (lake or river)
SLOPEenumeratedSlope range designationSuperior National Forest ECS
No symbolLess than 6 percent
A0 to 6 percent
B7 to 18 percent
C19 to 35 percent
D36 to 50 percent
E51 plus percent
ACRES
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Area of terrestrial ecological unit
SZNOPRTN
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Season of Operation Restriction2004 Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
LANDINGS
-
Use as Landings Restriction2004 Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
WHLTRLGN
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Whole Tree Logging Guidelines2004 Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
TEMPROADS
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Temporary Roads Restrictions2004 Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
DISCING
-
Seasonal Restriction on Discing2004 Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
MCHNPLNTNG
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Seasonal Restriction on Machine Planting2004 Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
BNBSCRFCTN
-
Bracke & Barrel Scarification Guidelines2004 Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
BLDSHRNRCKRKN
-
Blading, Shearing & Rockraking Guidelines2004 Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
REV_DATE
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DATA_SOURCE
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ACCURACY
-
DD_STD
-
Shape_Length
-
Length of feature in internal units.ESRI
Shape_Area
-
Area of feature in internal units squared.ESRI


Section 6 Distribution
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Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 04/30/2012
Contact Person Information , Forest Soil Scientist

8901 Grand Avenue Place
Duluth, MN  55808
Phone: 218-626-4384
Email:
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