Table 3. Evidence summary for hypotheses.

Hypothesis Support
H1: Decreases in precipitation will drive increased rates of land aggregation Strong, given real constraints on smaller properties
H2: Environmental licensing will lead to better environmental outcomes on properties currently lacking significant forest cover Strong, if licensing implemented effectively; weak, otherwise
H3: Reduced access to markets through environmental licensing will drive increased rates of land aggregation Strong, if licensing implemented effectively, given real constraints on smaller properties
H4: Reduced licensing requirements for small properties will lead to lower rates of land aggregation Weak to fair, depending on how licensing is implemented