And when both the land and the money are gone...then what will rural schools do?
They bought 2,000,000 acres recently from American citizens.
Now, they are proposing to sell 200,000 acres, nationwide. These unrelated acres are inaccessable ( inholdings already surrounded by private land, etc. )
The would be a net gain of 1,800,000 acres (since 1990). Thus the public owned land is expanding, not declining.
"The national forest system encompasses about 193 million acres nationwide, and the agency doesn't expect a net loss of lands due to other ongoing acquisition programs."
Hopefully, the rural communities and rural schools will not die. They have been under attack for many decades.