Land exchanges trading Fed. lands for lands that are owned by corp., individuals, or state or local governments who are willing to trade have long been used by the Dept. of the Interiors Bur. of Land Mgmt. & the Forest Service as a tool for acquiring nonfederal land & disposing of Fed. land. In 1998 each agency announced several initiatives designed to improve its land exchange program. This report determines: the agencies use of land exchanges since 1989; the extent to which the agencies ensure that their land exchanges meet exchange require.; & the effect of the agencies recent efforts to improve the mgmt. of their exchange programs.