Understanding LUC and NZLRI

The Land Use Capability (LUC) system is defined as a system for arranging different kinds of land (arable cropping, pastoral grazing, production forestry, and general) according to the properties (rock types, soils, landform and slopes, erosion types and severities, and vegetation cover) that determine its capability for long-term sustained production.

The LUC system has two key components: the LUC mapping & classification, and the New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (NZLRI) based on this approach.

A (brief) history of NZLRI and LUC
Why bother about LUC?
An introduction to NZLRI
An introduction to LUC classification
LUC and scale
Soils and LUC

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