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NRI Overview Soils

Overview of NRI Survey Findings for Arkansas

Arkansas covers approximately 34,036,900 acres of land and water; of which, 85.6% of this area is non-Federal rural land or about 29,123,400 acres. Non-federal rural lands are predominantly forest land (15,095,900 acres), cropland (7,379,500 acres), and pastureland (5,167,500 acres) along with minor components of water (902,100 acres), CRP Land (156,300 acres), other rural land (384,500 acres), and rangeland (37,600 acres). The broad land cover use of federal Lands (3,104,200 acres) and developed land (1,809,300 acres) make up the last 14.4% of the surface area. (Figure 1)

During the 1982-2007 time period, other broad cover types gained in acreage; but cropland and pastureland had net losses in acreage. (Figure 2)

(Figure 1) - Percent of Surface Area, by Land Cover/Use, 2007

(Figure 1) - Percent of Surface Area, by Land Cover/Use, 2007

 

 

2007 Cropland Data Layer - State of Arkansas

(Figure 2) - Gain/Loss by Broad Cover, 1982-2007
(Figure 2) - Gain/Loss by Broad Cover, 1982-2007
Last Modified: 02/02/2011