Public Lands

Illinois Won the First Sagebrush Rebellion

Nevada currently holds the unenviable record for the highest percentage of federally controlled lands within its borders – more than 80%! But this is not just a Nevada problem; the federal government controls about half of the all lands within the western states. In contrast, States east of Colorado have, on average, less than 5% federally controlled lands. But Nevada doesn’t even come close to the all-time record holder for federally controlled lands within a state.

Ed Britton/US Fish & Wildlife Service