"Presumably the lands the agency will propose to sell will be surrounded by private lands, or in some other way undersirable".
Undesirable? Exactly which parts of our precious mother earth are "undesireable"?
Hmmm, let's see - maybe Mt St Helens, that dirty filthy undesireable volcano
and it's surrounding valuable recreational land$.
I get it: Sell OUR trees to help finance endless global wars.
article buried here (and buried on several corporate news sites):
Oh, and, many thanks to channels 2,6,8,10,12 for not
finding this a "story of interest" to we Cascadians...
All this happening to the USA, meanwhile in CANADA:
The Canadian federal government plans an aggressive expansion of the national parks system in Canada, adding 10 new national parks in the next five years, and creating five new marine conservation areas.
Peace to all. Visit the forest right away, while you still can.