Comment: In our region the Feds are

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In our region the Feds are

In our region the Feds are buying up large tracts of farm and wetlands. In several cases the Nature Conservancy buys the land at above market rates, then sells it to the USA for the same price. There is a lot of formerly private land that is now off the property tax rolls, starving the local jurisdictions.

As mentioned in the article, the Feds are also cutting off timber sales on federal lands which plays havoc on the local economy. Not only do we lose the logging and mill jobs, we used to rely on the timber money for schools and roads, Oregon counties have been scrambling.

I also know that the Bureau of Land Management has a project going to clean up their data on access easements and roads over and to Federal lands. That would support a plan to close off access roads.