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Monday, March 13, 2006
Forest Service selling off 300,000 acres
The list of available forest lands is 304,370 acres. This is less than 1% of all national forests and all of the parcels are considered isolated or inefficient to manage due to their location or other characteristics. Detailed maps of each parcel can now be found on the Forest Service website (www.fs.fed.us). Local and state government agencies and nonprofit land trust organizations have the first right to buy these parcels at market value.