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Land Use

Multiple Land Uses


National Resources Inventory

terraced farm aerial viewProvides updated information on the status, condition, and trends of land, soil, water, and related resources on the Nation’s non-Federal lands. Non-Federal lands include privately owned lands, tribal and trust lands, and lands controlled by State and local governments. Read more.


Land Evaluation and Site Assessment 

New LESA imageHelps state and local officials make sound decisions about land use. Combined with forest measures and rangeland parameters, LESA can provide a technical framework to numerically rank land parcels based on local resource evaluation and site considerations. Read more.


Farmland Protection Policy Act 

New FPPA imageMinimize the impact federal programs have on the conversion of farmland to nonagricultural uses. Read more.

Urban Agriculture

urban ag in Jacksonville, Fla.Learn how NRCS provides technical and financial assistance for urban growersRead more.