List of National Forest Land to Be Sold


The Forest Service hopes to raise $800 million by selling 300,000 acres of national forest land in “isolated parcels” to secure funding for rural schools. That amounts to 469 square miles and is less than 1 percent of the National Forest Land. By contrast Rhode Island is 2,000 square miles and Manhattan is 31 square miles. Here’s a calculator.

Amazingly Missouri ranks fourth in acreage identified for sale behind California (85,000), Idaho (26,000) and Colorado (21,572). Since I’m originally from Missouri I’ll break down the numbers further. The 21,000 acres in Missouri amounts to approximately 34 square miles. The City of St. Louis consists of an area of 61 square miles.

The National Forest says most of the land is “orphan” non-contiguous with other Forest property and thus hard to manage. The Highpointers Club ran into this problem when it tried to donate Jack Longacre’s property on Taum Sauk to the State of Missouri. Missouri won’t take it because it doesn’t adjoin Taum Sauk State Park or the Missouri Department of Conservation Land. The Club is now considering going it alone.

Here’s a list of national forest land to be sold sorted in descending order by Forest Region:


AcresForest RegionRank
32921 Klamath 001
21566 Mark Twain 002
19436 Plumas 003
14350 BLACK HILLS 004
14051 Lassen 005
07920 THUNDER BASIN NG 006
07906 Ouachita 007
07337 Boise 008
06937 Kaniksu 009
06740 PAWNEE NG 010
06671 BUFFALO GAP NG 011
06117 ROOSEVELT 012
05717 GW/Jefferson 013
05458 Sawtooth 014
05436 Shasta 015
05200 Cibola 016
04860 Kootenai 017
04836 Monongahela 018
04513 Stanislaus 019
04193 Wallowa-Whitman 020
04083 Homochitto 021
04025 Wasatch-Cache 022
03973 Chattahoochee 023
03895 Kisatchie 024
03835 Nantahala 025
03620 Hiawatha 026
03586 Bienville 027
03569 Sumter 028
03552 DeSoto 029
03090 Coeur d’Alene 030
02996 Cherokee 031
02929 Flathead 032
02874 Ozark 033
02782 Humbolt-Toiyabe 034
02781 Pisgah 035
02697 Wenatchee 036
02523 Six Rivers 037
02503 Holly Springs 038
02409 Sabine 039
02317 Uwharrie 040
02290 ARAPAHO 041
02260 Ottawa 042
02184 Eldorado 043
02122 Tahoe 044
01966 Ochoco NF/Crooked River National Grassland 045
01913 Talladega 046
01878 Colville 047
01760 MEDICINE BOW 048
01745 Custer 049
01742 Fremont-Winema 050
01707 Lincoln 051
01620 COMANCHE NG 052
01460 Caribou-Targhee 053
01400 SAN ISABEL 054
01370 Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie 055
01370 Rogue River-Siskiyou 056
01281 Tomigbee 057
01261 Lolo 058
01240 WHITE RIVER 059
01142 St. Joe w/Palouse 060
01096 Francis Marion 061
01091 Bitterroot 062
00973 Ocala 063
00895 Croatan 064
00879 Bridger-Teton 065
00852 Okanogan 066
00834 Bankhead 067
00808 Davy Crockett 068
00802 Manti-LaSalle 069
00755 Clearwater 070
00750 PIKE 071
00729 Columbia River Gorge NSA 072
00670 Apache-Sitgreaves 073
00630 Trinity 074
00550 Oconee 075
00540 Kiowa NG 076
00473 Conecuh 077
00454 Angelina 078
00440 SAN JUAN 079
00430 Los Padres 080
00428 Caddo-LBJ NG 081
00420 Wayne 082
00415 Rita Blanca NG 083
00400 C-T Curlew GL 084
00397 Deerlodge 085
00388 San Bernardino 086
00377 Mount Hood 087
00370 UNCOMPAHGRE 088
00360 Kaibab 089
00360 OGLALA NG 090
00355 GUNNISON 091
00347 Cabinet RD-KootNF 092
00336 Helena 093
00320 Willamette 094
00318 Sierra 095
00313 Sam Houston 096
00298 Sequoia 097
00250 RIO GRANDE 098
00240 Fishlake 099
00220 Gallatin 100
00200 Nez Perce 101
00170 Payette 102
00161 Deschutes 103
00160 Umatilla 104
00140 Siuslaw 105
00125 Inyo 106
00090 Angeles 107
00090 Tongass 108
00080 Chequamegon-Nicolet 109
00080 Olympic 110
00040 FT PIERRE NG 111
00040 Umpqua 112
00028 Chugach 113
00022 Malheur 114
00007 Dixie 115
00003 Lewis & Clark 116
00000 Gifford Pinchot 117
00000 Cleveland 118
00000 Daniel Boone 119

Here’s My Spreadsheet

Bush administration moves to sell national forest land

February 9, 2006

Kight Ridder

Official National Forest list of the land to be sold.

This entry was posted in Forest Service, General. Bookmark the permalink.