Why bother about LUC?
Here are some reasons why a LUC system is important:
- To ensure national standards and consistency throughout New Zealand for planning sustainable land use and management.
- To develop national standards for assessing/classifying erosion and implementing erosion control, to achieve consistent soil conservation standards and practices related to erosion.
- To determine if land is suitable for certain uses or where there are any risks of degradation.
- To sustain one or more productive uses based on physical limitations and site-specific management needs.
- To help achieve sustainable land development and management on farms.
Continue reading our introductory sections on LUC
Soil is part of the physical nature of the landscape. It is one of the four limitations within LUC Subclass and it could be limiting sustainable production of the land.
An introduction to LUC
This page summarises the key components of the Land Use Capability classification system.
An introduction to NZLRI
The New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (NZLRI) is compiled as an assessment of physical factors considered to be critical for long-term land use and management.