The National Forest Service and Beareau of Land Managment allow some degree of harvesting and gleaning from public lands. This includes residence, trees, rocks, berries, mushrooms, water, game, fish, and any number of other things depending on the amount, use, and location. I think this is a great reminder that public lands are by definition owned by each and every one of us, we are entitled to their use and also bound to be their stewards. Last week the US House of Representatives passed a bill opening up large tracks of federal lands, more than one million acres, up to renewed logging. Regardless of your opinion, it is important that you are informed and aware of how your land is being managed, and who is reaping the profits.
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