Physical Land Classification (PLC)
Physical Land Classification (PLC) is a mapping system that was designed to describe the landscape in terms of landform, soils, drainage and slope. It is a hierarchical system that captures physiographic information.
The objective of the PLC mapping program is to delineate relatively homogeneous land units, based on their physical characteristics, and to describe these units such that their suitability for various land uses could be assessed in a standardized manner using a documented methodology. PLC information is input into wildlife habitat suitability, terrain sensitivity, groundwater vulnerability, agricultural capability and forest capability assessments.
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