Forest land conversion is a significant issue for Minnesota forests. It reduces the forest land base for industry, contributes to forest fragmentation and habitat loss, and can result in degraded water quality in lakes and streams. A precursor to conversion is forest land parcelization, the division of tracts of land into smaller holdings. This is often accompanied by changes in ownership, changes in land use/land cover and public access, and development. The increased trend toward divestiture of land holdings by forest products companies is well-documented in Minnesota and elsewhere.

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Last Updated July 26, 2022, 02:21 (UTC)
Created May 13, 2022, 02:42 (UTC)