Property bordering public land is valuable to most people and very highly sought after in many areas. What if you own property that borders National Forest and without your knowledge that property is acquired by a private party from either a direct sale or a land swap with the Forest Service, now essentially land locking you and blocking your property's direct access to those public lands? I'm not sure there is an exact way to put a dollar value on bordering public land but when buying or selling a piece of land it's almost always advertised as a benefit of owning the land so it obviously has tangible value. So this move potentially devalues the property instantly and without the adjacent property's owner having a chance to say or do anything about it. It seems like a rotten deal for the property owner that now suddenly has no access. At the very least, that landowner should have been given notice from the Forest Service that the land will be going up for sale. Has this happened to anyone? If so how much (if any) would you say your property value decreased because of it?