Canada's Land Capability Inventory Program

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The Canada Land Inventory was conducted cooperatively by the federal and provincial governments to provide an information base for a variety of land-use planning and rural development activities, including recent applications in assessment of potential environmental impacts. This inventory program comprised a series of interpretive classifications developed for agriculture, forestry, wildlife, and recreation. The land-capability ratings were based on an evaluation of information available in existing soil-landform and vegetation surveys, or obtained through new biophysical land-classification surveys in previously unsurveyed areas.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Lands Directorate, Department of Fisheries and Environment, Vancouver, B.C.

Publication date: October 1, 1978

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