LandPKS in Use


LandPKS offers a suite of tools for researchers. Identify your soil and (for rangeland) your ecological site. Monitor vegetation and soil health. Collect BLM and NRCS-compatible data. Crowdsource management information.

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A Simple Tool for Researchers

With the LandPKS app, you can identify soils at a site based on location and your inputs to the app. Collect BLM-AIM and NRCS-NRI compatible vegetation cover and composition data and automatically graph indicators. Increase replication by crowdsourcing land management information. 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 color measurement

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Soil Identification

  • Identify soil at your sitel based on your location and NRCS (US) or FAO (International) data 
  • Record slope, texture, and color for a 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.
Vegetation data collection

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Collect BLM-AIM/NRCS-NRI-compatible Rangeland Indicators

  • Perform 20-minute cover, composition, and height vegetation monitoring using a yardstick
  • View calculated and graphed indicators
Watering garden

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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 soil health indicators including soil erosion and biological activity
  • Store lab data with your field observations for easy reference
LandPKS Learning

Learning Center

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.

Using app in the field

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Training & User Guides

Videos and downloadable guides to quickly learn how to use LandPKS, as well as tech support.

Woman conducting soil survey in the US

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LandPKS Modules & Functions

Descriptions and background information for each of the LandPKS modules.

Wildflowers, USA

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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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LandPKS in the Field

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Start with the LandPKS app on your mobile device. Record field data and access soil information. Download the app for free.

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View, edit, and download your data from your computer. Explore public soil information and data from LandPKS users worldwide.

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