Friday, February 01, 2008

"Making moves on the Sierra checkerboard"

"Making moves on the Sierra checkerboard: Conservation groups and the Forest Service have been left with a land-ownership legacy left by the railroad" by Greyson Howard, © Sierra Sun, February 1, 2008. (News Article)

"... 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]

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