Well let's see. Are those forests in a state? 10th Amendment! Is the federal government a better steward of natural resources than the state in which those resources reside? Is the federal government a better steward of a forest than a private citizen with a vested interest in the long term health of that forest, his investment? So, yeah. The STATES should be able to sell land without asking permission of the fed. In addition the fed owes those states an apology and restitution for industry that was thwarted as a result of the Feds illegal ownership of that land.