Checkerboarding (land)

Checkerboarding (land)

Checkerboarding refers to a situation where land ownership is intermingled between two or more owners, resulting in a checkerboard pattern. Checkerboarding is prevalent in the Western United States due to its extensive use in railroad grants for western expansion, although it had its beginnings in the canal land grant era.

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Checkerboarding (land) - Problems
... Checkerboardingcan create problems for access and ecological management ... As is the case in Northwestern California, checkerboardinghas resulted in issues with managing national forest land ... Checkerboardingwas previously applied to these areas during the period of western expansion, and they are now commercial forest land ...