Land Resources

Demonstration of U. S. Department of Agriculture research exploring alternative uses for land near airports

Land Use
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Describes research and technical assistance in these topic areas: erosion by wind and water, maintaining and enhancing soil quality, water quality and quantity, plant condition and health, and wildlife habitat.

Farmland Information Center
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service; American Farmland Trust.
Acts as a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship.

Major Land Uses: Overview
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Contains reports and data compiled by the Major Land Uses series: the longest running, most comprehensive accounting of all major uses of public and private land in the United States. Includes estimates relating to cropland, grassland, forest, and urban areas.

Public Land Statistics
DOI. Bureau of Land Management.
Contains annual reports on various aspects of land use including: commercial uses, recreation, cultural heritage, public health, safety, and resource protection.

Wilderness.net
Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center; Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute; University of Montana. Wilderness Institute.
Collects information about wilderness areas including maps, publications, legislative information, and a photo gallery.

American Farmland Trust
American Farmland Trust.
Gives information about this organization's efforts to protect farmland, promote sound farming practices, and keep farmers on the land.

Welcome to the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR)
Cornell University.
Provides data resources with a special emphasis on natural features relevant to agriculture, such as ecology, natural resources, and human-environment interactions. Includes materials on landforms and topography, soils, hydrology, environmental hazards, agricultural activities, wildlife, and natural resource management.