Matt Lee-Ashley, Director of Public Lands at the Center for American Progress, talks to us about public land use and a recent report called The Disappearing West. This report found every 2.5 minutes, the American West loses a football field worth of natural area to human development. Whoa! Check out the interactive website www.disappearingwest.org for more cool facts from the report. It's not a PDF of the report but rather a very entertaining multimedia presentation of the findings. So you as an American own millions of acres of land through the government. This episode explores how the government came to own so much land and how the land is being used.
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