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Agricultural Land Use 2013

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Layer name: AG_LANDUSE2013
Subject category: natres
Title: Agricultural Land Use 2013
Feature Count: 25445
Feature Type: Polygon
Abstract: Agricultural Land Uses identified through aerial photography and confirmed in some areas with field verification. Complete coverage within the Agricultural Production Districts and on Vashon-Maury Island; partial coverage in rural areas. Notes: 1. Depending upon the use of rotation and presence of activity, some parcels categorized as Managed or Unmanaged Grassland could be categorized as Livestock/Forage. Attempts were made to determine if any grassland fields were previously used or looked as if they were being kept up for future use (i.e. well-managed fencing, electrical tape). 2. When a parcel had multiple land types it was divided into multiple records to indicate these uses. This was not done for buildings on an agriculturally-used parcel (such as a house on a livestock property) or when the other land type was insignificant (such as some trees on a property).
Purpose: To assess agricultural activity and land use in King County.
Status: Complete
Updated: None planned
Time period of content: (single date,as YYYYMMDD)::
Time period of content: (date range, as YYYYMMDD):: 20120604 - 20130726
Spatial reference: WA State Plane North
FGDC Documentation: Classic or FAQ
Open Data Availability: Not Available
Place Keywords: Pacific NW, King County, WA, Washington state,
Theme Keywords: agriculture, natural resources, farming, land use, environmental, natres, farming, environment,
Lineage: Not available


Maintained by:
King County King County Dept of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Lands Resource Division
Primary: Todd Klinka, GIS Analyst, 206-477-4412
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Secondary: KCGIS Center; This mailbox is monitored during business hours.

Attribute Information

_PIN_10 digit Parcel Identification Number
_APD_Agricultural Production District
Enumclaw Plateau
Lower Green
Upper Green
_LUcode2013_Unique values to identify land uses, created for ease of coding.
1Livestock, Forage
10Too Wet to Farm
11Topsoil Production
12Marsh or Wetland
13Other (roads, residential, water bodies, buffers, etc.)
1aManaged Field, Grassland
1bCorn (Field)
3Market Crops (Produce)
4Unmanaged Grassland
6Tree Farm
6bUnmanaged Orchard
7Sod Farm
9Developed Recreation
_LUdesc2013_Land Use Description
Corn (Field)Stand alone corn field use for grain or silage (vegetable corn included in Market Crops/Produce). Recorded as Livestock/Forage in 2009 survey.
ForestedPresence of forest, typically continuous multi-parcel tracts of trees; small, isolated groves not included
GrapesPresence of grapes
HorseHorses present
Livestock, ForageLivestock present on the field, visible animal waste, presence of hay bales, visible tire tracks from cutting, baling or chopping, manure spreading
Managed Field, GrasslandGrassland or field where there are no signs of livestock/forage but is being cut at agronomic stubble heights (<3 inches)
Market Crops (Produce)Flower and vegetable gardens (must be larger than only self-sustaining)
Marsh or WetlandMarsh or Wetland either containing or adjacent to a Sensitive Areas Ordinance Wetland
NurseryPresence of a nursery
OrchardPresence of at least 8 orchard trees
Other (roads, residential, water bodies, buffers, etc.)Roads, rivers and lakes, buildings, any lawn or grass cut too short to be used for grazing, houses, mining or construction, non-tillable surfaces, non-agriculture parcels that are not covered by other categories
Sod FarmPresence of sod farm
Developed RecreationPresence of ball fields (baseball, soccer, etc.), parks, golf courses, grassland preserves that can be used for recreational hiking, sports complexes, campgrounds
Too Wet to FarmNot currently being farmed, and presence of standing water visible from road or in aerial photos in both wet and dry seasons, or year-round open water.
Topsoil ProductionTopsoil Production
Tree FarmPresence of a tree farm (e.g. poplar plantation)
Unmanaged GrasslandGrassland or field where there are no signs of livestock/forage that is not being cut for length
Unmanaged OrchardPresence of orchard trees that show no signs of being harvested, pruned, fruit falling to the ground; collection must be visible on aerial photos
_GIS_Acres_Acres calculated from GIS
Range Min:5.6e-07
Range Max:525.8909622


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