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Which states have the most federal land?

The preponderance of federal land is a defining feature of the American West, but the states in the region vary quite a bit on this dimension. I’ve created two slides showing what portion of each state is under federal control. Nevada tops the list with 85%, while Washington and Montana have the least federal land among the Western states at about 30%. The data come from the Federal Real Property Profile.

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