I read most of the comments here, and realize most of the commenters are completely ignorant of the purpose of the National Forest system, and what the real issue is: the National Forests are not parks. They are resource areas to be managed for extraction of timber and minerals. Recreation is a secondary benefit, but they are not parks, or nature preserves. Secondly the small parcels that might be sold are typically administrative sites, that no longer serve any real purpose. A hundred years ago, the forest service ran on horses and mules. Left over from that time are are administrative sites that are separate from the forest itself, that used to be winter pasture for the horses, housing for seasonal employees, that no longer exist. The forest I work on owns a forty acre pasture that is ten miles outside the first boundary, and hasn't seen a horse in fifty years. The ranchers on three sides of it would love to buy it from us, and the land would then be taxable, and generate money for the local community. The money from the sale would stay on the forest, and is greatly needed to pay for maintenance of the facilities that are used.