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All books are available as free PDFs. We've included a preview of each viewable here. Carving Up the Commons: Congress and Our Public Lands is also available in hard copy at cost ($10.00). Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to order a hard copy of that book, or the full PDF of any of the books.

Cover of Carving Up The Commons: Congress and Our Public Lands

Carving Up The Commons: Congress and Our Public Lands

In Carving Up the Commons: Congress and Our Public Lands, Western Lands Project Director Janine Blaeloch covers the myriad ways the U.S. Congress has traded, sold off, or simply given away chunks of our public land— from the homestead acts to the present day.  The 106-page book describes projects stretching from Washington to Florida and ranging from a fraction of an acre to hundreds of thousands.

Cover of Commons or Commodity? The Dilemma of Federal Land Exchanges

Commons or Commodity? The Dilemma of Federal Land Exchanges

by George Draffan and Janine Blaeloch

Our 104-page report on the land exchange issue includes history, pertinent laws, policy, problems, and seven case studies of land exchanges. Hard copy is $15 to cover printing and postage; PDF is free.

Cover of The Citizens’ Guide to Federal Land Exchanges: A Manual for Public Lands Advocates

The Citizens’ Guide to Federal Land Exchanges: A Manual for Public Lands Advocates

Updated and expanded in 2001, our 100-page Citizens’ Guide provides all the information you need to understand how land exchanges work; what dangers they may pose to public lands; how to evaluate and understand an individual land trade proposal; and how to fight land swaps that don’t serve the public interest. Hard copy is $15 to cover printing and postage; PDF is free.

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Western Lands Update, Volume 18, Number 2

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Relevancy of Wilderness • Grand Bargain in Utah • Solar Development Denied Permit

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