Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Land-use

Aerial photograph of Canterbury Plains showing irrgated pasture.

Aerial photograph of Canterbury Plains showing irrgated pasture.

This project will characterise external environmental and anthropogenic pressures (such as land use). Land use is a critical pressure indicator that repeatedly appears within the environmental framework. We will collate information on land use from a variety of sources such as AgriBase, LCDB, LUCAS, satellite imagery and record rules for creating a combined national land use map. This information will then be used to model indicators that can be used to guide potential indicators currently being developed by MfE for environmental reporting.