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PERC report: Divided Lands - State vs. Federal Management in the West

February 9, 2015
By Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan of PERC

Summary of PERC report: There is a great land divide in the United States: with most land east of the Rocky mountain being privately owned, while approximately half of land west of the Rockies is owned by the federal government.

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Summary of PERC report: There is a great land divide in the United States: with most land east of the Rocky mountain being privately owned, while approximately half of land west of the Rockies is owned by the federal government. States also own land, and state agencies manage their land far better than federal managers. The federal government often loses money managing valuable natural resources, while states consistently generate significant amounts of revenue from state trust lands. In addition, states lands usually provide better environmental amenities than is found on even adjacent federal lands.

Read the report here: http://perc.org/articles/divided-lands-state-vs-federal-management-west