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Land and Mineral Ownership

IMPORTANT

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY.

STATE OWNERSHIP INFORMATION
State land ownership information is derived weekly from the Michigan Department of Natural Reources (DNR) Land Ownership Tracking System (LOTS)

Parcel information in LOTS is compiled to the quarter-quarter section level, resulting in eight ownership categories. Mapping in this manner will NOT accurately reflect parcel boundaries, however it does identify the presence of state-owned property WITHIN a quarter-quarter section. Multiple parcels with varying types of ownership within a quarter-quarter section result in the combined ownership categories.

COMPLETENESS and QUALITY
The data DOES NOT identify State-owned properties that have been classified as platted parcels, private claims, or State-owned parcels that lie within the Saint Clair Flats or boundaries of a city or village.

The quality and completeness of LOTS data is unknown. It is suggested that this data be combined with a second source, such as plat maps, to further identify ownership.

OWNERSHIP TYPES
Minerals = State owns the mineral rights only.
Surface = State owns the surface rights only.
Fee = State owns the mineral and surface rights.

OWNERSHIP CATEGORIES
Minerals = State has mineral ownership parcels only within the quarter-quarter section.

Surface = State has surface ownership parcels only within the quarter-quarter section.

Fee = State has fee ownership parcels only within the quarter-quarter section.

Minerals and Fee = State has both mineral and fee ownership parcels within the quarter-quarter section.

Minerals and Surface = State has both mineral and surface ownership parcels within the quarter-quarter section.

Surface and Fee = State has both surface and fee ownership parcels within the quarter-quarter section.

Minerals, Surface and Fee = State has mineral, surface, and fee ownership parcels within the quarter-quarter section.

Rights Only = State has easement rights, but no ownership within the quarter-quarter section.

Reserved Minerals = State owns surface rights; mineral rights are held by private party for a specified period of time. Mineral rights will revert to the state when reservation period expires.

The information displayed on this map is intended for general planning purposes only. Specific ownership should be verified by contacting DNR Forest Management Division.

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