LandPKS in Use
LandPKS offers a suite of tools for land-use and conservation planners. Identify soils and document site characteristics and determine Land Capability Class to support land-use planning and land restoration.
A Site-Specific Tool for Land Planning
With the LandPKS app, you can identify soils at a site based on location and your inputs to the app. Use your data to determine Land Capability Classification. Collect BLM-AIM and NRCS-NRI compatible vegetation cover and composition data and automatically graph indicators. Keep data private or share with others on the Data Portal. For instructions on getting started with LandPKS for land-use planning, download the user guide below.
Soil Identification and Site Characterization
- Identify soil at your site based on your location and NRCS (US) or FAO (International) data
- Record slope, texture, and color for more accurate soil ID
- Access estimates of the infiltration rate and water holding capacity of the soil at your site. View how these change with increased soil organic matter.
Determine Land Capability Classification (LCC)
- For international users: Calculate LCC to determine potential uses and degradation risks based on soil identification and limitations of your site. Remove limitations for a user-defined LCC based on your management.
- For US users: Access USDA-determined LCC based on your soil identification.
Collect BLM-AIM/NRCS-NRI-Compatible Vegetation Monitoring Indicators
- 20-minute cover, composition, and height vegetation monitoring using a yardstick
- View calculated and graphed indicators
Monitor Soil Health and Land Management Activities (North America only)
- Plan and track land management activities like plantings, weed and pest management, and erosion control
Track visual observations like soil smell and biological activity
- Store lab data with your field observations for easy reference
Find tutorials, videos, and helpful guides for using LandPKS. Learn more about the methods used in the app. Access student and teacher resources. Access helpful resources for managing your land.
Training & User Guides
Videos and downloadable guides to quickly learn how to use LandPKS, as well as tech support.
Examples of how LandPKS is being used across the globe.
LandPKS Modules & Functions
Descriptions and background information for each of the LandPKS modules.
From Our Blog
News, updates, and deep-dives into the LandPKS platform and resources for sustainable land management.
Since 2019, soilID, which links LandPKS users to existing soil maps of their location, has been at the core of LandPKS, and we just released a new version, available now.
LandPKS in the Field
Download LandPKS today for free and discover the value and potential of your land. Use this information to plan and track management actions, and to monitor soil health and vegetation indicators over time.
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