Table Lu01: Changes in Land Use and Cover

Table Lu01: Changes in Land Use and Cover

Land cover/ land use change from pre-settlement period conditions (1820's) to the 1970's in the Little Piney Watershed, Missouri (Jacobson and Primm 1994).
1820's Category 1970's Category Area sq. miles % Change From 1820's
Shrub and brush rangeland Urban/developed 0.9 0
Reservoirs 0 0
Pasture/cropland 36.4 22
Deciduous forest 123.4 76
Evergreen Forest Land 2.4 1
Mixed Forest Land <0.1 0
Deciduous forest Urban/developed 4.3 2
Reservoirs 0.4 0
Pasture/cropland 82.8 25
Deciduous forest 151.0 75
Evergreen forest land 0.1 0
Mixed forest land 0.4 0
Barrens 0.4 0
Mixed forest Deciduous forest 1.6 100
Barrens Urban/developed 0 0
Pasture/cropland 7.6 39
Deciduous forest 11.9 61
Key Messages: 
Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.