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Title Definition

A term denoting the entire complex of surface and near-surface attributes of the solid portions of the surface of the Earth which are significant to people. Water bodies occurring within... read more

Land and Water System

One of the six "systems" established by the U.S. Forest Service to have a systematic, orderly way to view and evaluate its many diverse but interrelated activities. The role of this system is to... read more

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... read more

Land Capability Class

One of the eight classes of land in the land capability classification system of the Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The eight land capability classes in... read more

Land Capability Classification

 A grouping of kinds of soil into special units, subclasses, and classes according to their capability for intensive use and the treatments required for sustained use.

Land Classification

Land classification is the process whereby the complex of surface and near-surface attributes of the solid portions of the Earth's surface are identified and organized into some system of mappable... read more

Land Management

The intentional process of planning, organizing, programming, coordinating, directing, controlling, and adapting land use actions to achieve stated objectives.

Land use

the way in which land is used, especially in farming and city planning.

Land use

The human use of a piece of land for a certain purpose (such as irrigated agriculture or recreation). Influenced by, but not synonymous with, land cover

Land, Marginal

Land of questionable abilities to be used economically for a specific purpose.


Lands of one ownership enclosed within the boundaries of another ownership. Often refers to land in private ownership within the boundaries of public land.


an aggregate of landforms, together with its biological communities, often comprised of a mosaic of varying land uses. (Source: DRobinson). [ALSO] A heterogeneous land area composed of a... read more

Landscape ecology

The study of the distribution patterns of communities and ecosystmes, the ecological processes that affect those patterns and changes in pattern and process over time. [fn]Source:(EFI 2002)... read more


the temporary use of funds or resources with interest charges levied for their use. [fn]Source: (USAID 2005) from "USAID Biodiversity Primer"[/fn]

Local government

the level of government (rural, city, town, country) that is closest to the average citizen. [fn]Source: (IISD 2005) from IISD website; http://www.iisd.org/sd/glossary.asp (updated: Aug 2005... read more

Low-input agriculture

a system of farming methods that minimize reliance on expensive inorganic fertilizers, pesticides, and other purchased materials by using these "inputs" as efficiently as possible, or by replacing... read more