Definition of presettlement
- the presettlement wildlife population
- historical descriptions of presettlement forests
- In presettlement times, heavily vegetated surroundings contributed small amounts of sediment and nutrients to these wetlands.
- —Jon A. Kusler et al.
- … a reasonable midpoint between the extremes of doing nothing and trying to return the bay to its presettlement condition.
- —Deborah S. Knopman and Megan M. Susman
- a presettlement hearing/conference
- She estimated that about 25 percent of presettlement loans result in a loss to the lender because the settlement did not come through.
- —Ken Belson