LAY OF THE LAND
WHAT’S AT STAKE IN THE PUBLIC-LANDS BATTLE? HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF ALL THE FEDERAL LAND LEFT IN THE U.S., NEARLY ALL OF WHICH COULD BE SOLD OFF IF TRANSFERRED, AND THE PERCENTAGE THAT IT COMPOSES OF EACH STATE
Montana has largely opposed a federal-lands transfer and retains 88 percent of its publictrust land—more than any other state.
THE ALL-IN STATE
Nevada stands to gain the most from a lands transfer, since federal land composes 85 percent of the state. What’s more, Nevada has liquidated 99 percent of the lands granted to it at statehood, the worst record in the nation.
the alone-star state
Texas has only 3 million acres of federal land, and has sold 41 million acres, or 98 percent, of the state land set aside for the public.
Pennsylvania has a whopping 970,000 hunting-license holders. A transfer could boot them from the state’s mere 617,000 acres of federal public land.
Blown Off States don’t have to permit hunting on energydevelopment sites.