The Use of Amenity Indicators in Anticipating Private Forestland Parcelization: A Look at the Lake States' Northwoods
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Fragmentation 2000 Conference. p. 170-181. (2000)
The subdivision of privately owned parcels of forestland is increasing across the country, but little is known about the rate and magnitude of this change. In trying to better understand how such change is distributed spatially and temporally across the landscape, we examined private forestlands in the nonmetropolitan counties of the Northwoods of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. We hypothesized that parcelization would be greater where lands were associated with amenity attributes identified through forest inventory and other methods. Study results show that such attributes may be of some use as indicators for detecting patterns of landscape change, but that additional research and perhaps other indicators are needed to better understand the parcelization process. Implications for policy, planning, and research are discussed.
KeywordsNorthwoods of Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan parcelization process fragmentation United States
Gobster, Paul H.; Schmidt, Thomas L. 2000. The Use of Amenity Indicators in Anticipating Private Forestland Parcelization: A Look at the Lake States'' Northwoods. Fragmentation 2000 Conference. p. 170-181. (2000)