Split but keep results in a single shapefile?

Discussion created by forreste on Mar 5, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 5, 2012 by bruce.nielsen
I'm trying to split land ownership polygon (private timberlands) along sub-watersheds so that the resulting shapes can be measured, and summarized after a spatial join. 

I tried using split, then merging them back together, which sort of works.  Split creates a whole batch of new shapefiles, and does split them along watershed lines.  However in the process loses split loses about 1/3 of the portions of the ownership polygons on the process so I have an entirely incomplete set of data.

Is there a better way to accomplish this or a way to not have split lose a bunch of data that I need?  Thanks for any suggestions.