Question by  Beth47 (26)

How much land in Alaska is owned by the federal government?

I've heard they own most of it.


Answer by  rhelt (461)

The federal government controls roughly 60% of the land in Alaska (222 million acres). Most of this land is designated as parks or wildlife refuges.


Answer by  Chris48 (475)

As of 2000, The federal government owned about 65 percent of the surface area in Alaska and another 24 percent was owned by state agencies. The majority of federal land is national parks, preserves, and wildlife refuges as well as petroleum reserves.


Answer by  Peter1563 (265)

Yes, about 60% of the state is owned by the government in the form of state forests, parks, and other protected natural areas.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Alaska is the largest and also the least populated state in the United States. That could be because the Federal Government owns about 65% of the state of Alaska. Alaska has the largest percentage of land owned by the Federal Government than any other state.


Answer by  Shankalot (484)

It is true the Federal government owns a great deal of Alaska. The United States Bureau of Land Management has studied the question and states about 65% is owned and managed by the U. S. government.

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