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  • Is the great federal land debate over?

    The writer, a public policy professor in Idaho, warns that the impulse to sell off or trade public lands is only temporarily blocked

  • GAO blasts land exchanges

    A report from the Government Accounting Office says that land exchanges by the Forest Service and BLM are rarely in the public's best interest.

  • Another compromise plan falls flat

    In Utah, a huge swap of state and federal lands in the western part of the state falls through when environmentalists and anti-wilderness locals object.

  • Baca Ranch buy-out has strings attached

    The deals made to get support from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, for buying the Valles Caldera or Baca Ranch in northern New Mexico have some conservationists troubled that too much will be lost in the process.

  • Court nixes land exchange

    In Washington, a federal appeals court has ruled that the controversial Huckleberry Mountain land exchange needs more study.

  • A muckraker throws a well-aimed wrench

    Public-lands watchdog John Jolley's opposition to a controversial land swap involving Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains didn't halt the deal, but it did change the way land swaps are now handled in the state.

  • Wheeling and dealing

    Land swaps, in which the Forest Service and BLM trade odd parcels of public land for ecologically valuable private land, have a long history in the West, but some say the trades too often profit land spectators at the expense of the public and the land.

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