Developed Prime Agricultural Land 1982-1997
Source: Natural Resources Conservation Service - National Resource Inventory
Map Description:
This shaded polygon map shows the amount of 1982 prime farmland that was converted to developed land in 1997 within each 8 digit hydrologic unit. Developed land includes urban areas and rural transportation land. The data are presented in four categories based on the following divisions: 20,000 or more acres converted, 5,000 to 20,000 acres converted, 2,000 to 5,000 acres converted, and less than 2,000 acres converted. A total of 8,807,800 acres were converted. Metropolitan Statistical Areas with a population greater than 100,000 in 1996 are indicated by black squares. Areas with 95% or more federal lands are shaded gray.

Cautions for this Product:
This map does not show the total amount of prime farmland or developed land. Data are not collected on Federal land. Data are not available for Puerto Rico, Alaska, and the Pacific Basin.

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