Overview of Piney Point Tract Anthropogenic Communities/Land Covers
Five anthropogenic communities/land covers fill the Piney Point Tract, three of which, were not present in 1937 (Figure 1, Table 1). All of them, except for agricultural field, have gained in area since 1937. Going from 2002 the trends are mixed. Agricultural, impervious surface and modified land have all gained in the recent period (2002-2012). Semi-impervious surface has lost area. In general, anthropogenic communities/land covers have lost area, both recent and historical.
Table 1. Piney Point Tract
Anthropogenic Communities/Land Covers 1937-2012 (m²)
Overview of Anthro/Land Covers
The amount of land in agricultural use has declined since 1937 at Piney Point. However, it has increased somewhat since 2002.
Lawn, not present in 1937, now covers 1.6 acres of the tract. The area has declined when compared to 2002.
Surface impervious to water includes roads and houses in the tract.
An impoundment, when dry, accounts for most of modified land at Piney Point.
Dirt roads in the tract compose the semi-impervious surface in the tract.