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Summary Report 1997 National Resources Inventory

(Revised December 2000)

Citation for this Report:

U.S. Department of Agriculture.  2000.  Summary Report: 1997 National Resources Inventory (revised December 2000), Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC, and Statistical Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 89 pages.

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Contents

Figures

  1. How our land is used, 1997
  2. Changes in erosion, 1982 - 1997
  3. Losses and gains in Palustrine and Estuarine wetlands between 1992 and 1997, by NRCS region
  4. Causes of Palustrine and Estuarine wetland losses between 1992 and 1997, by NRCS region

Tables

  1. Surface area of nonfederal and federal land areas,by state and year
  2. Land cover/use of nonfederal rural land, by state and year
  3. Cropland use, by state and year
  4. Land cover/use on nonfederal rural land, by land capability class and subclass, by year
  5. Changes in land cover/use between 1982 and 1997
  6. Changes in land cover/use between 1982 and 1987
  7. Changes in land cover/use between 1987 and 1992
  8. Change in land cover/use between 1992 and 1997
  9. Prime farmland, by land cover/use, by state and year
  10. Estimated average annual sheet & rill erosion on nonfederal land, by state and year
  11. Estimated average annual wind erosion on nonfederal rural land, by state and year
  12. Estimated average annual sheet & rill erosion in relation to T value on nonfederal rural land, by land cover/use and year
  13. Estimated average annual wind erosion in relation to T value on nonfederal rural land, by land cover/use and year
  14. Erodibility index for cropland, by state and year
  15. Habitat configuration patch size diameter on nonfederal rural land in 1997, by land cover/use, by state
  16. Wetlands and deepwater habitats on water areas and nonfederal land in 1997, by state
  17. Palustrine and Estuarine wetlands on water areas and nonfederal land 1997, by land cover/use, by state
  18. Changes in wetlands and deepwater habitats between 1992 and 1997
  19. Losses and gains in Palustrine and Estuarine wetlands between 1992 and 1997, by NRCS region

Appendices

  1. Statistical reliability
  2. 1997 National Resources Inventory data gathering protocols, processes, and procedures
  3. Glossary of selected terms