Land Resources

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

USDA ARS LTAR Network.

The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network consists of 18 Federal and university agricultural research sites with an average of over 50 years of history. The goal of this research network is to ensure sustained crop and livestock production and ecosystem services from agroecosystems, and to forecast and verify the effects of environmental trends, public policies, and emerging technologies.

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.

American Farmland Trust.

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

American Farmland Trust.

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

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.

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.

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.

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service; American Farmland Trust.

Acts as a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship.

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.