The United States Federal Government owns nearly 650 million acres of land – nearly 30 percent of all the land within the country.
The federal land includes that of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), Fish & Wildlife Service, DoD (Department of Defense), Forest Service, National Park Service, and others.
I came across the following map which shows all of the government owned land in the United States, which may interest some of you.
You might be curious to know how close (or far) you are from federal land.
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Incredibly when looking at the national map, it appears that approximately 90% of Nevada is fed managed land (mostly BLM – the yellow shaded areas). A significant portion of Utah, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Oregon are also federal ‘owned’ land (many with large chunks of National Forest or BLM land).
The following individual maps of each state show where the federal land is located.
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