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NRI Pastureland Soils

NRI Pastureland

Total Pastureland acreage declined from 5,634,500 acres in 1982 to 5,167,500 acres in 2007, a loss of 467,000 acres equaling an 8% decrease. (Figure 6) The largest loss in a 5-year period occurred during 1992-1997 with a loss of 204,700 acres. (Figure 7) Pasture land was converted to other landuse categories, primarily forest and developed lands shown in Figure 8.


(Figure 6) - Pastureland

 

 

 
   

(Figure 6) - Pastureland

(Figure 7) - Loss of Pastureland by 5-year Intervals

(Figure 7) - Loss of Pastureland by 5-year Intervals

Cattle grazing photo

(Figure 8) - Net Loss of Pastureland to other Landuse, 1982-2007
(Figure 8) - Net Loss of Pastureland to other Landuse, 1982-2007
Last Modified: 02/02/2011