This dataset is a useful tool for determining rural land values. Baisden (2006) developed indices designed to estimate the biological productivity of land when used for pastoral and forestry production. He used a ‘Storie Index’ approach, where indices of co-limiting soil and climate factors are multiplied together to give a productivity index. The Storie Index approach has been actively in use in California for over 60 years. For more information download the dataset documentation. (Motu restricted dataset 7.)
Data Source: Baisden, Troy, "Pastoral Productivity Index Map 2002," obtained by Motu Research in 2003. Restricted dataset 7.