tracts of forestland through grants authorized by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. County-owned forests, located primarily in the Lake States region, were acquired primarily through tax delinquency.

Summary of Findings

Nonfederal forests occupy about two-thirds of the nation's forestland area. During the decade 1982 to 1992, a modest increase in the area of nonfederal forests occurred. Urban and community forestland exceeds 20 million acres. Nonfederal forests are owned primarily by individuals and forest industry. Data sets describing nonfederal forests are frequently inconsistent and incomplete.

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