Government Owns 28 Percent of Land in United States

Movement grows to transfer land from federal government to states

The federal government owns 28 percent of the land in the United States, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.

“Federal land ownership is concentrated in the West,” explains the service. “Specifically, 62% of Alaska is federally owned, as is 47% of the 11 coterminous western states. By contrast, the federal government owns only 4% of lands in the other states.” Continue reading