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    Author(s): David L. Azuma; Gary Lettman; Erica Hanson
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 79-82.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    Over the past 8 years, the Pacific Northwest Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis unit, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, has researched the effect of Oregon's land use laws on the conversion and development of land. The studies have used aerial photography photopoints to classify land use into broad categories and to count the number of structures in an 80-acre circle around the photopoint. Several studies have looked at the probability of management on forest land as a function of increased structures and proximity to more developed zones. A recent State ballot measure has established a system to challenge some of the land use restrictions, and a new study is under way to establish a new baseline for evaluating future development within the State. Using digital imagery, we will be capturing a digital version of the land use polygons, enabling ease of future assessments.

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    Citation

    Azuma, David L.; Lettman, Gary; Hanson, Erica. 2009. A method for examining the impacts of Oregon land use laws on forest lands and farmlands. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 79-82.

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