Land use, maping LULC
Landuse/landcover (LULC} is a function of natural factors such as soils, climate and water and of anthropogenic factors such as predominant use. In Arkansas, the primary use of the land varies depending on the physiographic region. For example, in the Mississippi Delta region of eastern Arkansas row crop agriculture predominates, whereas in the Gulf Coastal Plains forestry dominates. In both regions LULC is spatially and temporally . variable. Knowledge of LULC can be used in estimating the potential for agricultural production, locations of critical ecological areas, siting of homes, small businesses, industries, roads and landfills as well as source areas of pollution.
Scott, H. Don and Hofer, Kimberly. 1996. Landuse and Landcover Classification for Independence, Union, Bradley and Cleveland Counties of Arkansas. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. MSC184. 13