Special Report

How Much Land the Government Owns in Every State and What It's Used For

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5. Oregon
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 53.0%
> Federal land acreage: 32.6 million of 61.6 million
> Leading agency: Bureau of Land Management (16 .1 million acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.5%

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4. Alaska
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 61.3%
> Federal land acreage: 224.1 million of 365.5 million
> Leading agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (76.6 million acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 4.6%

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3. Idaho
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 61.6%
> Federal land acreage: 32.6 million of 52.9 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (20.4 million acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.8%

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2. Utah
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 63.1%
> Federal land acreage: 33.3 million of 52.7 million
> Leading agency: Bureau of Land Management (22.8 million acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 2.4%

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1. Nevada
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 79.6%
> Federal land acreage: 55.9 million of 70.3 million
> Leading agency: Bureau of Land Management (47.0 million acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.4%

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