Table Lu01: Land Cover and Change in Current River Watershed

Table Lu01: Land Cover and Change in Current River Watershed

Land cover/ land use change from pre-settlement period conditions (1820's) to the 1970's in the Jack's Fork Watershed, Missouri (Jacobson and Primm 1994).
1820's 1970's %
Category Area sq. miles Category Area sq. miles
Shrub and brush rangeland 55.4 Urban/developed 1.6 3
Pasture/cropland 26.5 48
Deciduous forest 27.3 49
Deciduous forest 242.0 Pasture/cropland 59.9 25
Deciduous forest 178.6 75
Evergreen forest 3.5 Deciduous forest 3.5 100
Mixed forest 323.1 Pasture/cropland 34.5 11
Deciduous forest 281.6 87
Mixed forest 7.0 2
Barrens 29.2 Pasture/cropland 15.5 53
Deciduous forest 13.7 47

 

 

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