Suggested Dataset: Land Suitability Ranking System (LSRS)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The “Land Suitability Ranking System” (LSRS) is a series of maps that classify agricultural lands by their ability to produce spring grains. Unlike the Canada Land Inventory System (CLI), the LSRS considers climate as a variable when classifying land. In 2019 AAFC provided the Alberta government with a new copy of these maps updated to reflect new climate normals (1981–2010 vs. 1961–1990). Unfortunately, the new maps are only available in Alberta and the old maps are no longer available for download. Both the new maps and the historic maps will be quite useful for assessing the impact of climate change on Canadian agricultural lands.
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Nov 16, 2023
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Nov 30, 2023 Data owner is working on releasing the dataset

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Land Suitability Rating System (LSRS) is a near operational tool for assessing the suitability of growing various crops across the Canadian Landscapes. The outputs from the newly updated LSRS would need to be validated and peer-reviewed first. This system will be released subsequently.

Nov 17, 2023 Data owner is evaluating the request

The data owner is currently reviewing the request.