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Background on Environment


    Federal Lands
    The federal government owns 27% of all US land (more than the combined area of Alaska, Texas, & California).
  1. BLM: The Bureau of Land Management owns 270 million acres of cattle grazing land.
  2. USFS: The US Forest Service owns 185 million acres of timber land.
  3. FWS: The Fish & Wildlife Service owns 90 million acres of waterways and surrounding lands.
  4. NPS: The National Park Service owns 75 million acres of national parks and national rivers.
  5. States: State and local governments own 200 million acres of land (another 9% of total US land area).
Amendment V to the US Constitution
...nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.(1791)

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