This Land Is Whose Land? A History Of Federal Land Ownership
The U.S. government owns about 640 million acres of land, mainly in the West.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 7, 2016
The U.S. government owns about 640 million acres of land. That's almost a third of the country's landmass.
The ownership is concentrated in the West where the government is the majority landowner in states like Nevada, Utah and Idaho.
"Once they can use these lands as free men, then we will have accomplished what we have come to accomplish," Ammon Bundy said.