Agricultural Land Use / Land Cover Study


In order to assess the changes that had occurred to Wayne County’s land use and land cover over the years, the Wayne County Planning Department initiated an ‘Agricultural Land Use / Land Cover Study’, which covered the years from 1959 to 2002. The project closely examined the changes to the agricultural landscape that have developed over time.

  1. Geographic Information System
  2. Study Findings
  3. Wayne County Overview
  4. Municipal Reports
  5. 1959 Land Use / Land Cover Map
  6. 2002 Land Use / Land Cover Map

Geographic Information System

The project utilized Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to evaluate aerial photography from different periods to assess the changes to land use / land cover. Also utilized were County tax assessment records and input from local citizens who had a knowledge of specific areas of the County.