NB_180_22_4 - NB 180-22-4 CPA – National Planning Procedures Handbook (NPPH) Updated to Add Urban Land Use Modifier
NB 180-22-4 CPA – National Planning Procedures Handbook (NPPH) Updated to Add Urban Land Use Modifier
National Bulletin: 180-22-4    Date: January 3, 2021  
Subject: CPA – National Planning Procedures Handbook (NPPH) Updated to Add Urban Land Use Modifier  


  
 
Purpose.   Notification that NPPH (Title 180, Part 600) Edition 1, Amendment 9, dated December 2021 added “Urban” as a land use modifier for use in conservation planning.     
 
Expiration Date.   September 30, 2022   
 
Background.   The NPPH includes land uses associated with the purpose of human activity on the land and in several cases the type of land cover. The NPPH also provides a list of land use modifiers that allow description of a land use at another level of specificity. Conservation planners append land use modifiers to land use names to appropriately describe land use characteristics. Land uses and land use modifiers are significant to conservation planning, programs, and results reporting.

The new land use modifier added to NPPH reads:

    Urban - Used when land is located in a landscape predominated by residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation uses.         
 

Explanation.   Conservation planners determine when the urban land use modifier is appropriate to describe a planning land unit based on:

  • The predominance of all or some uses listed in the modifier’s definition; and
  • Analysis of how the uses listed in the modifier’s definition influence the planning unit’s natural resource capabilities, limitations, or management.  
 
Contact.   Questions concerning this national bulletin should be sent to Matt Flint, National Planning Technology Lead, in the Conservation Planning Branch at matt.flint@usda.gov       
 
 

 /s/

CLINT EVANS   
Acting Deputy Chief for Programs   

 
 
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