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Title:
Forest ownership in the conterminous United States circa 2017: distribution of eight ownership types - geospatial dataset Data publication contains GIS data
Author(s):
Sass, Emma M.; Butler, Brett J.; Markowski-Lindsay, Marla A.
Publication Year:
2020
How to Cite:
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Sass, Emma M.; Butler, Brett J.; Markowski-Lindsay, Marla A. 2020. Forest ownership in the conterminous United States circa 2017: distribution of eight ownership types - geospatial dataset. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2020-0044
Abstract:
This geospatial dataset depicts ownership patterns of forest land across the conterminous United States. Eight ownership categories are modeled, including three public ownerships: federal, state, and local; four private categories: family, corporate, Timber Investment Management Organization (TIMO) and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and other private (including conservation organizations and unincorporated associations); and Native American tribal land. The data are modeled from Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) points from 2012-2017 and the most up-to-date publicly available boundaries of federal, state, and tribal lands.

Keywords:
boundaries; environment; planningCadastre; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Resource inventory; Environment and People; Impact of people on environment; forest ownership; forest land; non-forest; owner types; public; private; timber investment management organization; real estate investment trust; corporate; tribal; United States of America; lower 48; contiguous; conterminous; CONUS
Related publications:
  • Sass, Emma M.; Butler, Brett J.; Markowski-Lindsay, Marla A. unknown. Estimated distribution of forest ownerships across the conterminous United States. Research Map. NRS-11. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. IN PRESS https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RMAP-11
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Liknes, Greg C.; Butler, Brett J. 2010. Forest ownership in the conterminous United States: ForestOwn_v1 geospatial dataset. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2010-0002
  • Hewes, Jaketon H.; Butler, Brett J.; Liknes, Greg C.; Nelson, Mark D.; Snyder, Stephanie A. 2014. Public and private forest ownership in the conterminous United States: distribution of six ownership types - geospatial dataset. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2014-0002
  • 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
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