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  ERS/USDA Data - Major Uses of Land, 1945-97
Major Uses of Land in the United States, 1997—As the latest in the Major Land Use series, which started in 1945, this report summarizes cropland, forest, pasture and range, and miscellaneous and special uses such as urban, recreational, and parkland.
CROPLAND—Total cropland: cropland used for crops, cropland idled, and cropland used for pasture.
croppast—Cropland used for pasture: land rotated between crop and pasture use or marginal cropland indefinitely used as pasture.
www.ers.usda.gov /data/majorlanduses   (652 words)

  
 ERS/USDA Briefing Room - Land Use, Value, and Management: Major Uses of Land
The ERS report Major Uses of Land in the United States, 1997, shows that major land uses have changed little, in percentage terms, from 1992, for the 48 contiguous States (data are available in the report for Alaska and Hawaii, but not discussed here).
The amount of land converted to urban use rose steadily from 15 million acres in 1945 to an estimated 66 million acres in 1997.
The decrease in cropland used for crops reflects lower harvested acres of wheat and, to a lesser degree, sorghum, barley, oats, and cotton.
www.ers.usda.gov /Briefing/LandUse/majorlandusechapter.htm   (2052 words)

  
 Cropland Converted to Other Land Uses, 1982 - 1992 | Analysis Products | State of the Land | NRCS
Cultivated cropland comprises land in row crops or close-grown crops and also other cultivated cropland, for example, hayland or pastureland that is in a rotation with row or close-grown crops.
Land use is the purpose of human activity on the land; it is usually but not always related to the land cover.
A Land cover/use category on which the climax or potential plant cover is composed principally of native grasses, grasslike plants, forbs or shrubs suitable for grazing and browsing, and introduced forage species that are managed like rangeland.
www.nrcs.usda.gov /technical/land/meta/m5939.html   (1002 words)

  
 EPA: Guide: Major Uses of Land in the United States
Agricultural land uses include: cropland; grazing lands (cropland pasture and permanent pasture and range); grazed forest land; and miscellaneous agricultural uses (farmsteads, farm roads, and farm lanes).
Special land uses include: forest land not grazed; intensive uses (highways and roads, railroads, and airports); and extensive uses (national parks, state parks, wilderness areas, federal wildlife areas, state wildlife areas, national defense areas, and federal industrial facilities).
Because land use data are obtained through efforts that typically differ in purpose, methods, definitions, frequency, and reliability, conflicts and overlaps resulting from combining the data must be reconciled or removed.
yosemite.epa.gov /Guide/guide.nsf/0/bc3c14976b000f01852567a80041de1e?OpenDocument   (643 words)

  
 Land Uses Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Land use planning implies an orderly process by which the use of land within a municipality, a county, or some other jurisdiction is regulated.
To be effective, land use planning should be based upon a comprehensive plan, which we have defined as long-term studies of the jurisdiction, considering broad social, economic, environmental, and political issues.
The land use controls (e.g., zoning, subdivision regulations, etc.) are the legal mechanisms by which the patterns of human growth and activities are directed.
www.rri.wvu.edu /WebBook/McBride/section2.html   (2246 words)

  
 Land Use Controls (LUCs) - FAQs
Land use controls (LUCs), also known as "institutional controls," are administrative or legal mechanisms used to protect public health and the environment from residual contamination at Superfund sites, military bases, or other contaminated properties or former brownfields.
LUCs are used at brownfields to prevent human exposure to residual contamination in the soil or water.
Private controls are often referred to as proprietary controls because they use traditional property law devices, such as deed restrictions, restrictive covenants, and easements to restrict land use.
www.lucs.org /faq.cfm   (1705 words)

  
 The Environmental Literacy Council - Land   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Land is the solid part of the Earth’s surface, which is also known as the lithosphere.
Land use is distinguished from land cover, though the use to which land is put is often either a cause or an effect of its cover.
Land use is just what it sounds like: the use to which people put land, such as for farming, or cities, or harvesting timber.
www.enviroliteracy.org /category.php/2.html   (245 words)

  
 Modern uses of land by the chiefs.
This implied long-term alienation of land and altered patterns of land use in the subsistence communities.
With the enactment of the 1974 Land Ordinances, and as a consequence of local politics, the Fulani graziers were persuaded not to pay this tribute.
In response to this encroachment, the chiefs and their notables have been formulating new strategies such as to share family land among family members, unmindful of the fact that land belongs to a vast community, many of whom are dead, few are living, and many are still unborn.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /Chilver/Paideuma/paideuma-Modern.html   (760 words)

  
 EPA's Clean Air Market Programs - Major Land Uses of the United States (MLU.DBF)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Estimates of major land uses which appear in the 1992 Major Land Uses report are the latest in a series of the land use inventories based on available statistics conducted by the Economic Research Service (ERS) and its predecessor agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Forest land includes transition zones, such as areas between heavily forested and nonforested lands that are at least 10 percent stocked with forest trees and forest areas adjacent to urban and built-uplands.
The forested areas excluded from forest use land totaled 31 million acres in 1969, 30 million acres in 1974, 33 million acres in 1978, 66 million acres in 1982, 83 million acres in 1987 and 89 million acres in 1992.
www.epa.gov /airmarkets/cmap/metadata/met_mlu.html   (3034 words)

  
 Neighborhood Land Use   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Land can be used for many things, such as housing, stores, parks, manufacturing, etc. Building a city is like putting together the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
Some land uses, such as gas stations or sewage treatment plants, need special care in choosing their location to make sure they "fit" well into a neighborhood.
Neighbors may disagree about which land uses belong in their neighborhood and which may be harmful.
www.kidsplan.com /kidlu.htm   (496 words)

  
 The Plan
Non-institutional agencies, as a land use, are in areas predominantly accommodating corporate research, and other space on campus leased to uses not part of CU-Boulder (a bank on Arapahoe Road, for instance).
Land uses in the developing portion of the Mountain Research Station are shown and discussed in Section IV.C.2, the Mountain Research Station Plan.
By categorizing land use by university activities, the variety of outdoor spaces is not clearly shown on the land use map.
www.colorado.edu /masterplan/plan/plan.cgi?2&4&&1   (1291 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Mortmain
Of land directly acquired from the king, the person to whom the grant or feoffment was made, the feoffee, held as tenant in capite of the Crown.
Therefore all persons possessed of land "to the use of religious people or other spiritual persons", of which these latter take the profits, are required upon pain of forfeiture to procure licence of amortization within a time limited, or to "sell and aliene" to some other use.
The expressions quoted from Lord Bacon, and an allusion of his to "plenty and purchasing", suggest the view that holding of land in mortmain, being opposed to land stirring abroad and its ready purchase, was in the nature of a public inconvenience or mischief.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10579a.htm   (2919 words)

  
 Cropland Converted to Other Land Uses, 1992 - 1997 | Analysis Products | State of the Land | NRCS
This pie map shows to what land uses cropland was converted between 1992 and 1997.
The slices of the pie indicate what percentage of the lost cropland was converted to each land use.
Land cover is the vegetation or other kind of material that covers the land surface.
www.nrcs.usda.gov /technical/land/meta/m5941.html   (925 words)

  
 Commercial Land Use Goals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Office land uses in the County are typically found as freestanding developments along the major roads, in the central business districts of the cities, or in shopping centers.
Commercial uses should be located in areas that are well served by the transportation network and should be designed to have minimal negative impact on adjacent, lower intensity land uses.
Commercial uses serving the rural farm population should be encouraged to locate where possible near the intersections of a county collector road with a highway, or near the intersection of two county collector roads.
www.co.taney.mo.us /TaneyCo/LandUse/landuse-n.htm   (1032 words)

  
 The Town of Cary Land Use Plan
The Land Use Plan Map is built using the various types of land use elements that were described in Chapter 6.
That is, the Map indicates where the various land use elements are to be located, and the Plan text -- specifically Chapters 6 and 7 -- provides the complete definition for each land use element, including detailed criteria for the desired form, function, appearance, design, and layout of those elements.
The Land Use Plan also has a strong focus on road network connectivity, and seeks to address areas where connectivity needs to be improved in order for the Plan to work.
www.townofcary.org /depts/dsdept/gmp8.htm   (2697 words)

  
 MAIN.org - Environmental Organizations
Ecotropics maintains that for a culture to be healthy it must exist as in an ecological niche and thereby relate symbiotically with all the fields of forces.
Using geodesic dome greenhouses, alternative power sources, and good people who care about the Earth Mother.
A land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, natural areas and open space.
www.main.org /enviro.php   (803 words)

  
 Eastern Taney County Land Use   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Forest lands and agriculture continue to be the predominant land uses in the eastern section of the County.
Commercial land uses in the eastern section of the County are generally located in close proximity to the smaller residential settlements along the major roads, including Highway 160, Highway 125, and Highway 76.
Figure 7.7 displays the existing land use patterns in eastern Taney County.
www.co.taney.mo.us /TaneyCo/LandUse/landuse-j.htm   (187 words)

  
 Land Uses
The land uses can be thought of as the pieces that can occupy a given space on the game board.
Each land use (LU) in play has an area, and the total area of all the land uses in a particular cell must add up to the area of that cell.
It is primarily used for projects that generate a unique LU that follows special rules.
swiki.ucar.edu /dd/96   (685 words)

  
 Land Uses
Principal uses relate to the main purpose of the district, exist independently of any other use of a property, and are allowed "by right."  Dwellings in a residential district or stores in a business district are examples of principal uses.
Accessory uses are always associated with principal uses, like a garage is always associated with a house.  There can be no accessory use on a property without a principal use.
Uses that were legally established before zoning was enacted, and have existed continuously since that time, may have
www.ci.anchorage.ak.us /zoning/landuses.cfm   (246 words)

  
 20C.40.20 Permitted Land Uses
It indicates land uses permitted within the different districts shown on the Zoning Districts Map (RCDG 20C.40.20-015), in conjunction with the general land use definitions in RCDG 20C.40.20-020 and other restrictions related to these uses.
General retail uses are establishments engaged in selling merchandise to the general public for personal or household consumption; processing of products does not occur or is only a minor part of use (for example; restaurants, butcher shops, breweries with taverns, art studios, etc.).
Except, General Service uses may occupy existing single-family structures provided: 1) On-site parking is not located in the front yard; 2) Substandard curb, gutter, sidewalks, and street trees are improved to current City standards; and 3) The exterior of the structure and landscaping maintains a single-family character.
www.mrsc.org /mc/redmondcdg/cdg20C4020.html   (891 words)

  
 EPA's Clean Air Market Programs - MAJOR LAND USES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1969-PRESENT (MLU.DBF)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Major Land Uses (MLU) database contains acreage estimates of MLU by state for each Census of Agriculture year between 1969 and 1992.
3= Cropland Used for Pasture: Land rotated between crop and pasture use or marginal cropland indefinitely used as pasture.
Tables for each land use were combined into one table of all land uses called mlu.dbf.
www.epa.gov /airmarkets/cmap/summary/sum_mlu_sum.html   (691 words)

  
 Online TDM Encyclopedia - Clustered Land Use
Transportation Options (walking improvements and transit services are tend to be most feasible and cost effective with clustered land use), encourage use of alternative modes, and reduce per capita automobile costs and impervious surface.
These benefits tend to be greatest if complementary land uses are mixed and supported by other TDM and land use management strategies, such as Smart Growth.
A mixed use center is planned adjacent to the station and more than 2000 housing units in the balance of the area.
www.vtpi.org /tdm/tdm81.htm   (4792 words)

  
 4-2-050 PERMITTED LAND USES ESTABLISHED
Any use not specifically listed as a permitted, conditional, or accessory use is prohibited, except those uses determined to be unclassified and permitted by the Development Services Division Director pursuant to RMC 4-2-040C6.
UNCLASSIFIED USE: A use which does not appear in a list of permitted, conditionally permitted, or accessory uses, but which is interpreted by the Development Services Division Director as similar to a listed permitted, conditionally permitted or accessory use, and not otherwise prohibited, pursuant to RMC 4-2-050C6, Unclassified Uses.
These uses may be remodeled without limitation on value and may be enlarged subject to current code requirements (e.g., height limits, lot coverage, density limits, setbacks, parking, etc.), unless otherwise specifically conditioned in RMC 4-2-080.
www.mrsc.org /mc/renton/renton04/ch02/ch02050.html   (1193 words)

  
 Urban Mixed Residential Land Uses_ccl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At the July 16, 2002 Workshop, the Council discussed the potential extension of the Urban Mixed Land Use Assessment Policy to other permitted land uses within the Urban Mixed Residential Land Use District.
The most likely permitted land uses which would occur in a mixed urban land use district would be churches, schools, and daycare centers.
However, the council indicated it did not wish to extend the assessment policy to for-profit land uses such as day care centers or other potential land uses allowed by special use permits.
www.ci.woodbury.mn.us /govt/aug142002/ccl/8b.htm   (292 words)

  
 025 Pa. Code § 77.462. Postmining land uses and alternative restoration.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The statement shall demonstrate that the operation will restore the affected land to a condition capable of supporting the uses it was capable of supporting prior to mining or higher or better uses.
(I) The proposed postmining land use is compatible with adjacent land use and consistent with applicable land use policies, plans and programs and Federal, State and local law.
(II) Describe the postmining land use and demonstrate that the proposed postmining land use has been designed and certified by a registered professional engineer in conformance with professional standards to assure the stability, drainage and configuration necessary for the intended use of the site.
www.pacode.com /secure/data/025/chapter77/s77.462.html   (395 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
An inventory of existing land uses identifies the various types of development within Doylestown and is useful in distinguishing patterns and trends in development.
Agricultural land uses are located on a few large properties throughout the Village.
This includes land that does not appear to be in use as one of the above classifications.
www.doylestown.com /future/cplan/Sect_VI.htm   (158 words)

  
 Future Development Plans vs. Typical Land Uses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The comparison found below provides examples of the types of land uses that are typical for each category of the Future Development Plan map.
The comparison should, however, be useful in identifying the usual category a particular land use would fall under.
Also, some uses may be found in other categories, but, in general, they will fall under the Future Development Plan land use categories as listed.
www.opkansas.org /_Bus/Zoning_and_Planning/land_use.cfm   (424 words)

  
 Land O'Lakes Uses Stellent Universal Content Management to Tackle Enterprise-Wide Content Management Challenges
Land O'Lakes has partnered with Stellent since the late-1990s to power a variety of content-related initiatives.
Land O'Lakes, Inc. (www.landolakesinc.com) is a national farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative with annual sales of more than $6 billion.
Land O'Lakes does business in all 50 states and more than 50 countries, and provides agricultural training and technical assistance in more than 30 developing nations.
www.tmcnet.com /usubmit/2004/Nov/1091792.htm   (1404 words)

  
 Hay In Art: Hayana.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In her 2003 thesis (Archaeological land evaluation: a reconstruction of the suitability of ancient landscapes for various land uses in Italy focused on the first millennium BC), Ester van Joolen placed the invention of haymaking in Italy at roughly 1000-700 BC, associated with the appearance of the first bronze scythe.
Used as a timber barge in the 1950s, and then, in 1965, restored and used as a charter boat for birdwatchers, photographers and other tourists.
Known for their skill in creating fertile farmland by draining marshlands using a series of dykes known as aboiteau, this Festival demonstrates the traditional Acadian method of harvesting salt hay.
www.hayinart.com /000427.html   (2280 words)

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