The Federal Government Owns 61 Percent Of Idaho, 64 Percent Of Utah And 84 Percent Of Nevada
"Did you know that the federal government owns 28 percent of all land in the United States?
Today, the feds control approximately 640 million acres of land, and after decades of very poor management, many are calling on the states to take a larger role.
This is particularly true in the 11 western states where the federal government collectively owns 47 percent of all land.
East of the Mississippi River, the feds only own 4 percent of all land, and there is no reason for such a disparity to exist.
In Connecticut and Iowa, the federal government only owns 0.3 percent of all land..."