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US Forest Service to Sell Off Public Lands for Private Development

The USFS is poised to sell off not only public buildings supposedly of no use to the public anymore, but also to include surrounding lands in order to create incentives for developers to purchase them and then do whatever they want on those lands! This could mean housing developments or whatever right in the middle of a national forest or wilderness!! Incredible, you say? Anything can happen with Bush in power.
Ticketmaster (ReserveAmerica) Becomes Gatekeeper to All National Recreation Sites
Making InterActiveCorp / Ticketmaster the gatekeep to America's public lands is a dreadful mistake which will come to have profound impacts upon how Americans interact with their public lands. I say with much sadness, this is a black day for those who value nature Wild and Free.