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Main Title Federal land management agencies : background on land and resources management /
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Author Title of a Work
Vincent, Carol Hardy.
Corn, M. Lynne
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 62521356
Subjects Public lands--United States--Management ; Forest reserves--United States--Management ; National parks and reserves--United States--Management
Additional Subjects United States.--Forest Service ; United States.--Bureau of Land Management ; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ; United States.--National Park Service
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EJBM  HD221.F43 2004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/09/2005
Collation 80 p. : ill., charts (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references, appendices, and index.
Contents Notes
Federal lands financing -- The National Forest System -- Bureau of Land Management -- The National Wildlife Refuge System -- The National Park System -- Special systems on federal lands -- The National Wilderness Preservation System -- The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System -- National Trails System. The federal government owns about 671.8 million acres (29.6%) of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States. Four agencies administer 628.4 million acres (93.5%) of this land: the Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture, and the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service, all in the Department of the Interior. Most of these lands are in the West, including Alaska. They generate revenues for the U.S. Treasury, some of which are shared with states and localities. The agencies receive funding from annual Interior and Related Agencies appropriation laws, trust funds, and special accounts.