The bottom line on state taking control of federal land

The preliminary draft report from the Nevada Public Land Management Task Force goes quickly to the bottom line: It costs the federal government to manage public lands, while states earn a profit when they take over the land.

The BLM loses 91 cents an acre on land it controls, while the average income for the four states that have public trust land is $28.59 per acre.

The draft report said the state could net $114 million by taking over 4 million acres of BLM land. Taking over all 48 million acres could net the state more than $1.5 billion — about half the current annual general fund budget.

The R-J has a story on the draft.

Read the report.

7 comments on “The bottom line on state taking control of federal land

  1. Jo Mitchell says:

    The bottom line on state taking control of federal landby Thomas Mitchell The preliminary draft report from the Nevada Public Land Management Task Force goes quickly to the bottom line: It costs the federal government to manage public lands, while states earn a profit it take over from the feds. The BLM loses 91 cents an acre on land it controls, while the average income for the four states that have public trust land is $28.59 per acre. The draft report said the state could net $114 million by taking over 4 million acres of BLM land. Taking over all 48 million acres could net the state more than $1.5 billion — about have the current annual general fund budget. The R-J has a story on the draft.

  2. Athos says:

    “Dirty Harry scum Reid is not only a traitor, the scum is a liar, and a fascist thief.”

    Quotes like this are from other blogs across the internet.

  3. Rincon says:

    I guess that explains why he’s done so well in Washington. Cream rises to the top you know….although come to think of it, so does scum.

  4. […] preliminary draft report from the Nevada Public Land Management Task Force noted that the BLM loses 91 cents an acre on land […]

  5. […] A preliminary draft report from the Nevada Public Land Management Task Force noted that the BLM loses 91 cents an acre on land it controls, while the average income for the four states that have public trust land is $28.59 per acre. […]

  6. […] number of state occupational license boards. Acquire federal land for state and private use. The Nevada Public Land Management Task Force estimated acquiring 4 million acres of federal land would add $114 million to state coffers, and […]

  7. […] report from the Nevada Public Land Management Task Force noted that the BLM loses 91 cents an acre on land […]

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