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Land Capability
The Land Capability Classification System
Index Map of Available Land Capability Maps
Field Mapped Land Capability Maps and Reports
Modelled Land Capability Maps
Land Capability Handbook

Land Capability

DPIW uses the Land Capability Classification System (LCCS) to assess, classify and map land according to its ability to support a range of crops on a long term sustainable basis. The evaluation is based on the degree of limitation imposed on that land by a variety of physical factors which include erosion, soils, wetness and climate. Land is evaluated on the basis of the range of potential crops, productivity, ease of management and risk of degradation. Only broadacre agricultural crops and pastoral activities are considered, and only where they occur on private freehold and leased Crown land.

The Land Capability Classification System
How land capability is determined and how the information can be used.
Index Map of Available Land Capability Maps
Map showing the availability of field mapped and modelled land capability maps.
Field Mapped Land Capability Maps and Reports
Land capability maps and reports produced by the Department through field surveys.
Modelled Land Capability Maps
Maps generated by computer modelling using available digital information and rules for land capability.
Land Capability Handbook
Revised edition (1999) of the Land Capability Handbook, first published in 1992, to assist non practitioners to understand the land capability classif...
For further information:

  Rob Moreton
  Land Resource Assessment Officer
  171 Westbury Road PROSPECT TAS 7250 TAS
  Phone: 03 6336 5441
  Fax: 03 6336 5365
  Email: Rob.Moreton@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


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