Erosion susceptibility is defined by the predisposition (of a land unit) to erode, preparatory factors (such as the are removal of forest), the Likelihood and severity of an erosion event, and the consequences of an erosion event.
The Erosion Susceptibility Classification uses 4 fields: Legend (NZLRI Region); LUC (LUC unit code); PolyMaxSev (maximum erosion severity for each polygon unit); ESC (erosion susceptibility class for each polygon).
This version has removed the LUC from the attribute table and dissolved the geometry to the erosion susceptibility class.
The erosion susceptibility classification is prepared to support a national environmental standard for plantation forestry. The data classifies the risks of erosion, sedimentation and environmental harm associated with plantation forestry activities.
Underlying land use capability and erosion severity data derived from NZLRI land use capability data (Landcare Research Ltd)
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