Land Suitability Assessment for Reforestation in Southern Sri Lanka

Perera, L. Kithsiri and Kajiwara, Koji and Tateishi, Ryutaro (1993) Land Suitability Assessment for Reforestation in Southern Sri Lanka. Journal of the Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 32 (5). pp. 4-12. ISSN 0285-5844


Abstract

Digitally processed Landsat MSS data and GIS technology were applied to work out a Land Suitability classification for reforestation activities in southern Sri Lanka. The methodology was designed to solve three main problems, i, e., 1) Where dose forest cover exist? 2) Where are the regions suitable for reforestation? and 3) Where are the regions impossible for reforestation?. About 17% of the total land area was classified as practically considerable for reforestation directed to the land suitability classification. More than 80% of this area was categorized as highly suitable or suitable lands for reforestation. If this reforestation program is implemented, the total forest area will increase from 12% to 25% in the study area.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2020 01:07
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2020 01:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sri Lanka, Reforestation, Land suitability
Fields of Research (2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0499 Other Earth Sciences > 049999 Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3799 Other earth sciences > 379999 Other earth sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1899 Other environmental management > 189999 Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4287/jsprs.32.5_4
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40334

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