Yeah, I'm not sure OIA (and similar) is one to partner with. Also, I find their $646 billion figure is inflated 12 times over the goverment's figure of $51 billion, of which $13 billion and 220,000 jobs are attributable to USFS lands.
This is from a NYT article back on Dec 16th, 2016, which further indicates that Zinke (and Trump) are not interested in selling off public lands (in contrast to mainstream Republicans):
[Trump] was so taken with Mr. Zinke during their meeting on Monday at Trump Tower that he offered him the position. Mr. Trump’s son Donald Jr. quashed a competing candidate, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State, because of her support for selling off public land, a senior Republican official said.
Mr. Trump’s defiant selection of Mr. Zinke, 55, dismayed Republicans in the capital and raised suspicions about how reliable an ally he will be for the party. Even as Mr. Trump has installed party stalwarts in a few cabinet departments, he has repeatedly shrugged off the requests of Republicans who have asked for help reinforcing their power in Congress.
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/us/p ... binet.html
Another NYT article, this one detailing Zinke's 'lack of judgment' issues during his military career:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/us/p ... -seal.html
Zinke strongly and repeatedly favors increasing access for sportsmen. Given the locally controversial National Monument designations such as Gold Butte, it's seems likely Zinkle would support reversals of the designations.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/loc ... /97379270/
http://www.economist.com/news/united-st ... s-so-bears
My impression was that creation of a new National Monument entails a new designation on existing federal lands, so the term 'land grab' doesn't make sense, as it does for eminent domain actions (railroads, pipelines, ...)
Lastly, during his Senate confirmation hearings (link above) for DOI Secretary, Zinke was asked about forest management. Zinke replied by ridiculing current practice as being "management by fire", the implication being that he would sign off on logging as a means to prevent forest fires. He'd likely support "Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act" bills, such as S2286 from 2015, which calls for logging to prevent catastrophic wildfires (in the name of protecting endangered species). Specific wording calls for logging in inventoried roadless areas and wilderness study areas ... [snark]increased access for sportsmen[/snark].
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-con ... -bill/2286
Post-lastly, a great article with depth and some numbers I haven't seen elsewhere:
http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/2/144869 ... nvironment