Nature of Land and Resource Classification--A Review

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Various approaches to classification have been developed and applied at the local and regional scale. The taxonomic approach seeks to establish land units by grouping sites with similar properties. Under the regionalization approach, land is subdivided into natural units on the basis of spatial patterns that affect resource use and natural processes. The appropriate system depends on the kind of information needed.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology, Department of Forestry and Outdoor Recreation, Utah State University, Logan

Publication date: October 1, 1978

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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