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.
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.
The completed study produced a tremendous amount of material that is available for use by the citizens and municipal officials of Wayne County. The information below provides an overview of the study and the county-wide results. Also, there is information for each specific municipality that includes: Municipal Narrative, 1959 Land Use / Land Cover Map and a 2002 land Use / Land Cover Map.
Wayne County Overview
To view the ‘Municipal Report’, click on the municipal name below:
To view the ’1959 Land Use/Land Cover Map’, click on the name below:
To view the ’2002 Land Use/Land Cover Map’, click on the name below: