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.
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.
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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