(Washington, DC) -- The U-S House passed legislation today (Wed) that would swap federal property for 86-thousand acres of state land inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Congressman Chip Cravaack (kruh-VACK') contends his bill merely implements a state decision passed by the legislature and signed by the governor. Cravaack adds School Trust Fund Lands have been locked in the BWCA for more than 30 years. But Congressman Keith Ellison says hunters and anglers oppose the bill because it provides no protection for land with high recreational value. Ellison says the legislation "explicitly says that land acquired by the state should be used first for revenue generating activities such as mining and logging." Minnesota's U-S House delegation voted along party lines with four Republicans in favor and four Democrats opposed.