The Federal Register just published a request for comments notice on the proposed sales of public lands to help fund provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. Instructions for sending comments are as follows:
DATES: You should submit your comments by March 30, 2006 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered only to the extent practicable.ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments by e-mail to SRS_Land_Sales@fs.fed.us, by facsimile to (202) 205-1604, or by mail to USDA Forest Service, SRS Comments, Lands 4S, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Mailstop 1124, Washington, DC 20250-0003. Electronic submission is preferred. If you submit your comments by e-mail or fax, you do not need to send a paper copy by mail.
The administration is proposing to sell more than 300,000 acres of public land to private interests - 300,000 fewer acres that individuals will have access to for hiking, hunting, fishing, bird watching, wildlife viewing or a host of other activities.