"Making moves on the Sierra checkerboard"
"... in the mid-1980s, Sierra Pacific Industries, a Redding-based logging company and now largest private land owner in California, bought most of the railroad land ... The public squares — the parcels not earmarked for the railroad — became National Forest lands. And starting in the 1970s, the U.S. Forest Service started consolidating high-priority parcels ... " [More]
[Courtesy Google Alerts.]