Report: Gettysburg battlefield threatened by development

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Look at the figures from one angle, and the majority of land - about 80 percent - within the 6,000-acre boundary of the Gettysburg National Military Park is owned, and therefore protected, by the federal government.

From a different perspective, however, that means one out of every five acres within those same boundaries is considered private property without conservation easements and therefore subject to potential development.

Given the conclusions of a report released Tuesday by the National Parks Conservation Association, preservationists are seeing things from the latter position.

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