Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Land Swaps Proposed for Mining where the Public Gets the Shaft

Young Life wants land swap with BLM

By Holly Gill
The Madras Pioneer

A checkerboard of federally owned parcels within the boundaries of the Young Life Washington Family Ranch east of Antelope is fueling talk of a trade.
“We’re working on a very large land exchange between Young Life, a few other private landowners and the BLM,” Forrest Reinhardt, a Young Life youth pastor who represents the Washington Family Ranch, told the Jefferson County Commission Oct. 14.

...More bad news for the public domain

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