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    Stable property rights and the assurance that those rights will be protected, or disputed through due process, are essential for sustainable forest management, particularly for those who depend on forests for sustenance or income. With mounting pressures to convert forests to more profitable uses, such as agriculture or urban development, innovative ownership and tenure mechanisms have evolved to protect forest land in its natural state or managed condition. These mechanisms include the purchase and reservation of development rights, through payments for environmental services, or through fee-simple purchase by public owners.

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    Cubbage, Frederick W.; McGinley, Kathleen A. 2018. U.S. Forest Sustainability Indicator 7.48. Clarity and security of land and resource tenure property rights. 3 pp.

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