The Cliven Bundy ranch standoff in Nevada with the Federal ‘BLM’ agency during April-2014 peaked my curiosity to research how much land in the United States is under the control of the Federal government.
I looked on in amazement as I discovered a map produced by the Bureau of Land Management which shows the extent to which the government controls land mass in the United States – especially in the West…
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages more surface land than any other Federal agency – approximately 245 million acres.
Much of these lands are located primarily in the West, but the bureau has a national presence with control for some 700 million acres of sub-surface of both Federal and non-Federal lands.
The BLM administers lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Additionally, the BLM manages 58 million acres owned by non-Federal entities such as States and private landowners.
The BLM also oversees operations on 56 million acres of Indian lands.
The massive U.S. government land ownership states:
Nevada: 84.5 percent
Alaska: 69.1 percent
Utah: 57.4 percent
Oregon: 53.1 percent
Idaho: 50.2 percent
Arizona: 48.1 percent
California: 45.3 percent
Wyoming: 42.4 percent
New Mexico: 41.8 percent
Colorado: 36.6 percent
Washington: 30.3 percent
Montana: 29.9 percent
Total Federal Land As A Percentage Of State Land
image source: EconomicPolicyJournal.com
There is an ongoing land grab (especially in the West), while Federal agencies are controlling and seizing control of more land (and water), and private property in the United States.
That said, you might want to research the United Nation’s ‘Agenda 21’ to discover more about the U.N. vision for the rest of us with regards to many things including our private lands and their desire to move us from the rural areas into the city regions. By the way, our current Executive Branch fully supports this agenda and has been implementing executive orders to enable favorable actions in this regard.
One way they the feds are gaining more control of the lands is through all things ‘water’.
Reported from The Independent Sentinel, the EPA is redefining the meaning of the word ‘water’ in such a way as to allow them to seize control over all water and, as a consequence, all private property in the United States.
The Supreme Court of the United States has defined the meaning of ‘water’ as ‘navigable water.’ The EPA seeks to redefine the meaning of water as all ‘connected water,’ and they are seeking to define ‘connected water as all water, so they can assume power to regulate every body of water in the United States. Any water, even ditches, on private property will be controlled. They are using a bizarre theory found in a study which says all water is connected underground.
On August 2011, Executive Order 13575 was issued and it gave the government control over 16% of our rural lands. For what reason? Are the rural lands doing badly? Did the farmers ask for this?
Executive Order 13575 allows the President to develop “sustainable communities”. The government has no constitutional authority to do this but they are. Last year, Mr. Obama announced his plan to develop “promise zones.” He’s starting small.
The order is in complete agreement with the UN’s Agenda 21 – The UN’s View on Property Rights – Straight From the Marxist Manual.
– The Independent Sentinel
– Chilling Truth: The Seige of the Bundy Ranch reaches into the White House
In July 2011, the federal government agreed to allow China to buy up 600,000 acres of gas & oil fields in Texas.
In April 2014 it was uncovered that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has apparently colluded with the Chinese energy giant, ENN, in a $5 Billion deal for Nevada land – which apparently requires the removal of Cliven Bundy and his cattle from his ranch in Bunkerville, NV – hence the BLM invasion and attempted removal of his cattle in the guise of protecting a desert tortoise turtle…
China is buying up land all over the United States and it’s being done with the apparent full support of our Federal government.
And this all just the tip of the iceberg…
I wonder how the Federal land map will look in the future… more red blotches I suppose…
On a related note (property grab) this is a good brief synopsis of what happened at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada where Americans drew a line in the sand: