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Federal Land Swap With Wexner In Colorado Draws Opposition

Feb 9, 2017

Les Wexner
Credit Forbes

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is finalizing a land swap in Colorado with central Ohio billionaire Les Wexner.

An environmental group called Colorado Wild Public Lands is appealing the decision, which will give Wexner nearly 13-hundred acres adjacent to his ranch near Aspen, in exchange for 670 acres of public recreational land at the base of Mount Soporis.  The group says the bureau under-valued the land.  In a separate action, Wexner is also donating a 235 acre parcel to the bureau, and 100 thousand dollars for maintenance.