Effects

Forest Parcelization may have a number of social, economic, and environmental impacts:
Social 
  • Changes in property access for recreation and hunting
  • New community infrastructure needs and stresses
  • Challenges to property rights
  • Influxes of new owners
  • Aesthetic changes

     

        Economic
        • Economic development
        • Shifting taxation due to rising land values
        • Unaffordable land
        • Increase in tax base
        • Loss of traditional land uses and supporting infrastructure
        • Forest industry and timber production
        Ecological
        • Forest fragmentation
        • Development
        • Changes in wildlife habitat
        • Threats to species dependent on contiguous forest
        • Increases in deer from less hunting, effects on forest regeneration
        • Increased pressure on public recreation lands
        • Water resources/quality
        • Changes in forest health and composition
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