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Back Story: Nevada Public Lands Under Exclusive Jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Land Management: A Snapshot

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NEVADA PUBLIC LANDS UNDER EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT: A SNAPSHOT
Wild burros at Red Rock Canyon, part of nearly 48 million acres of public land in Nevada under BLM jurisdiction.
Comparison of Federally Owned Land with Total Acreage of Nevada
Total area of Nevada: 70.3 million acres Total of federally owned land in Nevada: 58.4 million acres Percentage of Nevada that is federally owned: 83.08 percent Source: United States Department of Interior, “Public Land Statistics, 1999” (2000) (Table 1-3, fiscal year 1998) (http://www.blm.gov/public_land_ statistics/pls99/99pt1.html).
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Estimated recreational use of land administered by the BLM in fiscal year 2011
Managed Recreation Sites: 2,734,000 visits Dispersed Areas: 4,057,000 visits Source: BLM(http://www.blm.gov/public_ land_statistics/resources.htm)

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