College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Land Use Education and Research
A CLEAR Mini Research Project

 

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Agricultural Land Use - Portland

Areas actively used for agriculture in 1970 are shown in brown in the map below. Areas that were still used for agriculture in 2006 are shown in green (all 2006 agricultural areas were also agriculture in 1970). The total area of agricultural land use was approximately 1,687 acres which represents over 10% of the area of the town. By 2006, only 660 acres of the original 1970 farmland was still being used for agriculture. Click here to download a PDF file that contains a map of Portland along with tables and charts describing agricultural land use change between 1970 and 2006. (Note: the PDF file is best viewed using Abode reader 7. It contains layers of map data that can be turned on/off for visualization purposes.)