Sometimes folks don't understand why I get frustrated with Obama on some of the issues involving public Lands. This chart pretty much sums it up. What protected acreage he is given credit for in this graph was actually put together during the bush administration. His performance in this arena of protecting watersheds and ecosystems is very strange. Maybe his new Interior Secretary can help after she is confirmed. It is said that he will let his appointees run with policy initiatives in this term of office. Let's hope that pubic land protection is one of them.