DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/ek.jvolsu.2020.2.21

Valerij N. Minat

Candidate of Sciences (Geography), Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Management, Ryazan State Agrotechnological University named after P.A. Kostychev, Kostycheva St., 1, 390044 Ryazan, Russian Federation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8787-4274

Abstract. The paper studies the experience of American land use in the twentieth century on the territory of 48 contiguous continental states. Changes in time and space (dynamics) of the main indicators of distribution and use of land resources that form the structural appearance of the U.S. land fund are shown. Based on the analysis of the countrys land use structure, the resulting part of which is a summary table, the periodic dynamics of the land use structure (in twenty-year time intervals) is considered, and the dependence of structural changes in land use on the level and nature of the socio-economic development of American society is shown. The study of the age-old dynamics of structural features of American land use conducted on the basis of scientific materials of American scientists and data from official American statistics makes it possible to draw generalizing conclusions about the nature of land use in the United States, both in the whole country and in the regional aspect. As a result, the author has obtained a generalized scientific picture of how the structure of land use in the continental part of the country (without Alaska) has changed over the course of a century in the direction from maximum to optimal use of natural resources.

Key words: nature management, land use in the United States, spatial and temporal basis of land use, structure and dynamics of land use, U.S. land fund. 

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