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Table 1 Description of LULC types identified in the Gelana sub watershed, Northern highlands of Ethiopia

From: Land use/land cover changes and their environmental implications in the Gelana sub-watershed of Northern highlands of Ethiopia

LULC class Description
Forest Areas dominantly occupied both by planted and natural forests
Shrub land Area covered by small trees, bushes, and shrubs mixed with grasses; less dense than forests
Cultivated and rural settlement land Areas covered with annual and perennial crops and scattered rural settlements
Grass land areas predominantly covered with grasses
Bare land Areas with little or no vegetation cover consisting of exposed soil and/or rock outcrops
Urban built up area Residential houses, administrative buildings, and small industrial areas
Wet land Areas that are waterlogged and swampy in the wet season, and relatively dry in the dry season