A public comment submitted to the U.S. Forest Service in support of the proposed East Crazy Inspiration Divide Land Exchange.
- The proposed land exchange is a balanced, collaborative solution developed by landowners, tribal representatives, conservation organizations, and recreation groups.
- The proposed exchange will guarantee access to land-locked public lands while reducing conflict with private landowners.
- It will also conserve a large block of wildlife habitat and improve forest management.
- By reducing checkerboarding, the proposed exchange may benefit the local economy.
PERC respectfully submits this comment supporting the proposed East Crazy Inspiration Divide Land Exchange. This exchange will reduce checkerboarding by consolidating federal lands while also increasing public access, conserving a large block of wildlife habitat, and advancing tribal interest. Indeed, the exchange was developed and proposed by a group of landowners, tribal representatives, conservation organizations, and recreation groups working collaboratively to address long-running access and management challenges. We commend the Forest Service for moving forward with this reasonable solution.