Federal lands are lands in the United States for which ownership is claimed by the U.S. federal government.
As of March 2012, out of the 2.27 billion acres in the country, about 28% of the total was owned by American citizens represented by the National Federal government according to the Interior Department.
Primary federal land holders
- Department of the Interior
Laws regarding federal lands
- Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act (H.R. 697; 113th Congress) - a bill that would authorize the sale of approximately 950 acres of federal land to the city of Henderson, Nevada. The land used to be a mine and now needs significant environmental remediation and reclamation.
- Crown Estate
- Article Four of the United States Constitution#Clause 2: Federal property and the Territorial Clause
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