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Using a pilot study conducted in Itasca County and completed in 2007 by University of Minnesota and USDA Forest Service researchers, the MFRC was able to translate what had been only anecdotes into actual evidence that large blocks of forestland are being divided into smaller pieces (a process called “parcelization”) and undergoing subsequent development.


Assessing Trends in Forest Parcelization and Development in Minnesota: An Itasca County Case Study
Forest Land Parcelization in Northern Minnesota: A Multicounty Assessment

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