Land Capability

The inherent ability of land to be used without permanent damage. Land capability, as ordinarily used in the United States, is an expression of the effect of physical land conditions, including climate, on the total ability to be used without damage for crops that require regular tillage, for grazing, for woodland, and for wildlife. Land capability involves considering (1) the risks of land damage from erosion and other causes and (2) the difficulties in land use owing to physical land characteristics, including climate.