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  • Title:
    Forest ownership in the conterminous United States circa 2014: distribution of seven ownership types - geospatial dataset Data publication contains GIS data
    Author(s):
    Hewes, Jaketon H.; Butler, Brett J.; Liknes, Greg C.
    Publication Year:
    2017
    How to Cite:
    Appropriate use includes coarse-scale assessment of forest ownership patterns. These data were collected using funding from the U.S. Government and can be used without additional permissions or fees. If you use these data in a publication, presentation, or other research product please use the following citation:
    Hewes, Jaketon H.; Butler, Brett J.; Liknes, Greg C. 2017. Forest ownership in the conterminous United States circa 2014: distribution of seven ownership types - geospatial dataset. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2017-0007
    Abstract:
    This data publication contains 250 meter raster data depicting the spatial distribution of forest ownership types in the conterminous United States. The data are a modeled representation of forest land by ownership type, and include three types of public ownership: federal, state, and local; three types of private: family (includes individuals and families), corporate, and other private (includes conservation and natural resource organizations, and unincorporated partnerships and associations); as well as Native American tribal lands. The most up-to-date data available were used in creating this data publication. A plurality of the ownership data were from 2014, but some data were as old as 2004.

    Keywords:
    forest ownership; forest land; non-forest; owner types; public; private; corporate; tribal; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Resource inventory; Environment and People; Impact of people on environment; boundaries; environment; planningCadastre; United States of America; lower 48; contiguous; conterminous; CONUS
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