Land classification and determination of highest and best use of Hawaii"s agricultural lands by Harold L. Baker

Cover of: Land classification and determination of highest and best use of Hawaii

Published by Land Study Bureau, University of Hawaii] in [Honolulu .

Written in English

Read online


  • Hawaii


  • Land use -- Hawaii -- Classification.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statement[by] Harold L. Baker.
SeriesUniversity of Hawaii. Land Study Bureau. Special study series. LSB report no. 10
LC ClassificationsHD211.H3 H38 no. 10
The Physical Object
Pagination26 l.
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5026480M
LC Control Number73620944

Download Land classification and determination of highest and best use of Hawaii"s agricultural lands

Agricultural use. Lands not considered for classification include: 1. Developed urban lands greater than 10 acres in area. Natural or artificial (man-made) enclosed bodies of water of more than IO acres. Fore st reserves. Public use lands such as parks and historic sites. Lands with slopes in excess of 35 percent.

The Hawaii Classification System identifies three categories of land (equivalent NRCS categories in Parentheses): Prime Agricultural Lands (Prime Farmlands), Unique Agricultural Lands (Unique Farmlands), and Other Important Lands (Additional Farmland of Statewide and Local Importance).

These maps show designations of Important Agricultural Lands (IAL) done through the Commission’s declaratory ruling process. DR Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. – Kaua`i (pdf) *reference docket DR Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. – Maui (pdf) *reference docket DR Moloka`i Properties Limited – Moloka`i WITHDRAWN DR Castle & Cooke, Inc.

– O`ahu. Determining highest and best of use (HBU) is necessary for supportable Ag land assessments. We determine HBU and most probable use (MPU) of South Dakota Ag land. LAND USE PLANNING AND PRIORITIES IN HAWAI'I David L. Callies The use of land in Hawai'i is intensely regulated.

A recent partial list- ine of maior ~ermits reauired for residential and resort develooment runs to complex THE LAND REGULATORY SYSTEM IN BRIEF Land use controls in Hawai'i are exercised at two levels of government: State and Size: 2MB. According the Hawaii Data Book, there is an approximate total of 4, acres of land in the State of Hawaii, of which about 48 percent is designated as conservation, 47 percent is designated as agricultural, 5 percent is designated as urban, and less and 1/2 percent is designated as rural.

With just 5 percent of state lands urbanized, landowner’s first land use. Uses permitted in the highest productivity agricultural categories are governed by statute. Uses in the lower-productivity categories – C, D, E or U – are established by the Commission and include those allowed on A or B lands as well as those stated under SectionHawaii Revised Statutes.

The Statewide Agricultural Land Use Baseline study updates a survey and provides current information and maps on the locations of Hawaii’s farms and ranches. The baseline study is intended to help industry, government and the community in making decisions that affect agriculture land use in the state.

This traditional setup allows for simple searches of LCAs by Book (Volume) and page number. If you would like to cross-search multiple LCA documents, it is recommended to use the "Knowledge Well" database (link located on bottom of page). Land Commission Awards (LCAs): NOW AVAILABLE. Buke Mahele (MAs): NOW AVAILABLE.

The record of the distribution of lands in the three classifications was set forth in the Mahele Book. The Great Mahele is the single most important event in the history of land title in Hawai`i. It essentially abolished the feudal system and gave rise to an allodial system of land tenure.

Callies has a different take. “The original intent of the Land Use law,” he says, “was, first, to preserve large areas of agricultural land for plantation use, and second, to prevent sprawl.

A distant third was concern for the lack of staff and expertise on the Neighbor Islands. The first and third are no longer relevant. State Land Use District Map (updated ) ALISH Map; IAL (Important Ag. Lands) Map (updated Feb ) Large Landowners: Island of Hawaii ( MB) Island of Kauai and Niihau ( MB) Islands of Maui and Kahoolawe ( MB) Islands of Molokai and Lanai ( MB) Island of Oahu ( MB) Land Study Bureau (LSB): State of Hawaii; Island of Hawaii.

The Statewide Agricultural Land Use Baseline was produced for the Department of Agriculture by the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Lab (SDAV). Using a combination of satellite imagery, related geospatial datasets, and statewide farm interviews, they produced a new digital GIS layer to identify commercial agricultural crops.

Note 1: Lands having the LSB rating of “U,” which the Land Study Bureau assigned to built-up or urbanized areas (as of the date of the studies), were not digitized. Note 2: All classified lands falling within the State Land Use Urban District were.

The OCCL is responsible for overseeing approximately 2 million acres of private and public lands that lie within the State Land Use Conservation District. In addition, to privately and publicly zoned Conservation District lands, OCCL is responsible for overseeing beach and marine lands out to the seaward extent of the State’s jurisdiction.

“(c) An application for registration of a project in the state agricultural land use district or a county agricultural zoning district or preservation zoning district shall include a verified statement, signed by an appropriate county official, that the project is in compliance with section B-5 and any.

Home to 7, crop and livestock farms averaging around acres in size, over 30 percent of Hawaii’s land usage – or around 1 million acres – is dedicated to farming. Overall, agriculture has a $ billion economic impact on this tropical state. Greenhouse and nursery products are the leading agricultural commodities in the Aloha State.

Land And Farm has almost $2 billion in land and rural real estate for sale in Hawaii, including country homes, farms and other rural land for recreation and development. The median price of Hawaii farms and rural land for sale is $, Of all the counties in Hawaii, Hawaii County has the most land and rural real estate for sale.

Shows ALISH land classification and state land use districts. Description: 7 maps: color ; 28 x 59 cm or smaller: Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scales differ; (W °15ʹ--W °45ʹ/N 22°14ʹ--N 18°52ʹ).

Responsibility: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service. Land put to non-agricultural uses 3. Barren and unculturableland 4. Permanent pastures and other grazing lands 5.

Miscellaneous tree crops and groves, not included in the net area sown 6. Culturablewaste 7. Fallow land, other than current fallows Classification of land use mixing some categories. Loa’a Ka ‘Āina Ho’opulapula Aloha Kākou.

Welcome to the Hawaiian Home Lands program. The program has its roots in the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act ofas amended.

It provides native Hawaiians with several benefits that we hope will assist you and your ‘ohana for generations to come. Entry into the program, however, depends largely upon you. Large contiguous lands including poor, marginal, fair, good, and prime agricultural areas.

The purpose of this land use is for commercial level agriculture and land banking until opportunities for higher and better uses are available. Lands with this designation being land banked are subject to re rdesignation.

use of their land, one must try to learn the meanings, or the implications, of the terms they used. Some words are direct and descriptive: the ahupua'a, a major land division that usually extended from the uplands to the ocean, was so named, apparently, because its boundaries were marked by a heap (ahu) of stones and tax for its use was paid by.

The first step in the valuation of land is determining the highest and best use of the site. The four criteria that highest and best use must meet are: physically possible, legally permissible, financially feasible, and maximally productive. Two types of analyzes are made in determining the highest and best use.

Funded by the Land Use Commission and the County of Kauai, the Department has conducted various studies on the designation of important agricultural lands. In addition to operationalizing various criteria and objectives, the Department produced various tools and databases for mapping, modeling, and deliberating policy choices related to land.

County Code Governs Permitted Uses For Each Zoning Classification. The first place to start in understanding the rules for what can and can’t be built on land zoned “agricultural” in Hawaii County would be to consult Chapter 25 of the county code regarding zoning.

•allow tillable land (assuming agricultural use is the land’s highest and best use) F •oad right of way, ponds, depleted gravel pits R • Land because of soil or site conditions is not producing or capable of producing commercial forest products. tural forest (Class 5m) A • Sec. (2)(c)1d, Wis. Agricultural land classification systems in Hawaii.

Land Classification Systems 1. Land Classification Systems and Agricultural Land Use Planning in Hawaii Mele Chillingworth Masters Candidate, UH Manoa Department of Urban and Regional Planning Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management Presentation to HIGICC.

Browse Hawaii for sale on Lands of America. Compare properties, browse amenities and find your ideal in Hawaii. Conservation Values: Agricultural lands, wildlife habitat Land Features: Forest.

Kiolaka’a (Macadamia Nut Farm), Kealakekua, Kona, Hawai’i. Size: acres Year Protected: Land Protection Strategy: HILT Conservation Easement Conservation Values: Agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, watershed.

Divergences in Use and the Current Method for Highest and Best Use Determination. Using the USDA-NASS CDL, we found that the actual use on a large amount of agricultural land does indeed appear to diverge from the current HBU formula used to make an assessment in South Dakota (see Figure 1).

Current restrictions on use of agriculturally zoned land. Even now, the number of dwellings, and the type of occupants of dwellings, are restricted on some agricultural lands. Some lands are governed by the State Land Use Commission, and lands classified as less productive are subject to County regulation.

Over the past several decades, most land that converted to developed uses was previously in an agricultural use. Although only 3 percent of the land base, urban areas-which are defined by the Census Bureau as densely populated areas with at least 2, people-increased to.

Those lands, much of which are offered in long-term leases via lottery to Native Hawaiians on waiting lists, range from rural tracts in Wainiha and Anahola on Kauai to suburban homesites in the.

lands to the moist ridges of most islands. This is well illustrated in Figure 1 with a view of the northeast shore of O‘ahu. On the coastal plains of Kahuku, where an-nual rainfall is around 40 inches, the soils are mostly fertile Mollisols. Further up the mountain, as rainfall increases to above 59 inches, the soils have weathered.

highest and best use. _____ _____ is the awarding of a use classification to an isolated parcel of land which is detrimental or incompatible with the uses of the surrounding area, particularly when such an act favors a particular owner.

_____ _____ is an area at the edge of an urban area usually made up of mixed agricultural and urban. The state Land Use Commission often lacks the power to enforce the conditions that developers agree to. Civil Beat has been named the best overall news site in Hawaii for the 9th year in a row.

part of an enterprise (farm) and does not sell without agricultural land. The principle of highest and best use guides the assessor to the appropriate valuation approach.

VIII. Examples – Agricultural and Other Classifications. Example 1. Scenario •, barn, silos and sheds are on 3 acres of an operating acre farm House. • The Primary Purpose Requirement — The first criteria for rescue horse ranches to qualify for agricultural status requires that the agricultural use be the “primary” activity that takes place on the land.

24 Although the presence of a house on the part of the lands used for agricultural purposes does not itself preclude agricultural. AGRICULTURAL LANDS Section 3. The State shall conserve and protect agricultural lands, promote diversified agriculture, increase agricultural self-sufficiency and assure the availability of agriculturally suitable lands.

The legislature shall provide standards and. Voluntary Long-Term Protection of Agricultural Land in Hawaii In the past five years, local land trusts have become better established in Hawaii to provide voluntary protection for open space lands. These land trusts have helped establish public funding sources at the state level and in every county that are now able to leverage funding value.

an accounting term for the cost of real estate less depreciation recorded for accounting & tax purposes whereby the tenant pays the landowner a specified amount of money in advance in exchange for the right of the tenant to use the agricultural land to plant, maintain, & harvest a crop on the land highest & best use.

the.• Agricultural Assessment Guide for Wisconsin Property Owners provides classification examples 5.

Undeveloped (Class 5) – sec. (2)(c)4., Wis. Stats. • Areas commonly called marshes, swamps, thickets, bogs, or wet meadows • Fallow tillable land (assuming agricultural use is the land’s highest and best use).

68587 views Wednesday, November 4, 2020