Specifications include, but are not limited to: Task 1: Inventory of Existing Data and Plans
Collect natural resource data from all readily available mapping sources, databases, past
plans, and site-specific work completed on public lands to summarize existing natural
resource conditions, management opportunities, and constraints. Combine all data into a
geodatabase to assess the resource health and determine data gaps. Document the data
inventory in a technical memorandum.
Native Plant Communities of Minnesota – The Minnesota Department of Natural
Resources classification system, Minnesota's Native Plant Community Classification, is a
key source the Contractor is expected to utilize.
The geodatabase should include:
a. areas where Native Plant Communities data exist
b. areas where Native Plant Communities condition rankings exist
c. priority areas where Native Plant Communities survey data is needed
Invasive Species–Review past control work and prioritize projects and monitoring actions
to work toward the eradication or control of invasive plant species on municipal lands
where native plant communities are threatened. EDDMaps and, ISMTrack are key
sources the Contractor is expected to utilize.
The geodatabase must be able to:
a. map existing invasive species and areas
b. identify priority areas for invasive species surveys to reduce threats to Native