Special Report

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

45. Maine
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 1.1%
> Federal land acreage: 210,678 of 19.8 million
> Leading agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (68,950 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 2.4%

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44. Nebraska
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 1.1%
> Federal land acreage: 546,976 of 49.0 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (351,205 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.6%

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43. Illinois
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 1.1%
> Federal land acreage: 411,319 of 35.8 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (304,480 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.3%

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42. Ohio
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 1.2%
> Federal land acreage: 307,180 of 26.2 million
> Leading agency: Forest Service (244,420 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.4%

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41. Massachusetts
> Pct. of land owned by federal gov’t: 1.2%
> Federal land acreage: 61,265 of 5.0 million
> Leading agency: National Park Service (32,961 acres)
> Federal gov’t as pct. of workforce: 1.2%

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