federal-land-in-the-united-states 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.   click on map for full resolution (2MB) United States Government Owned Land Map 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. Alabama Alaska (10MB) Arizona Arkansas California (5MB) Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming