Public Lands

How communities and counties benefit from nearby federal lands as the region’s economy evolves is a critical issue for local leaders, officials, and businesses seeking to remain economically competitive.

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Public Land Ownership in the United States

— Public lands influence the economy, demographics, and fiscal policies of communities. Explore maps and county-level data for the 828 million acres of federal, state, and municipal land in the U.S.

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Report / Series: People and Public Lands

People and Public Lands Essays

— What is the economic impact of America’s public lands and waters? How can we quantify how these remarkable resources contribute to our quality of life? And how are our valuation methods and public policies changing?

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