2.3.1 Vegetation

Figure 5a and Figure 5b showing land cover as classified by the Minnesota Land Cover Classification System (MLCCS) illustrates the wide variety of land cover types in the subwatershed.  Wetland and forest/woodland covers dominate the central subwatershed along the Painter Creek corridor, while low-density development is dispersed throughout the subwatershed.  There is a small area of higher density development in the City of Maple Plain.  Large areas of agricultural use are present in the lower subwatershed.