Major Land Resource Area

Major Land Resource Area

Description:
Major land resource areas (MLRAs) are geographically associated land resource units (LRUs). Identification of these large areas is important in statewide agricultural planning and has value in interstate, regional, and national planning.

Resolution/Data Scale:
1:250,000 and 1:1,000,000

Unit Type:
gC/m2

Data Type:
Vector

Projection/Datum:
Geographic, NAD83

Data Source:
USDA-NRCS

Update Schedule:
5 to 10 years

Notes:
The 278 major land resource areas are designated by Arabic numbers and identified by a descriptive geographic name in Agriculture Handbook 296. For example, MLRA 1 (Northern Pacific Coast Range, Foothills, and Valleys) is on the west coast; MLRA 157

Website:
http://soils.usda.gov/survey/geography/mlra/index.html

Creator:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

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