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public lands

Land owned by central or local government in trust for its citizens. Most federal lands are managed by the following agencies,depending on a grant of jurisdiction to each:

• Bureau of Land Management (www.blm.gov)
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (www.fws.gov)
• U.S. Forestry Service (www.fs.fed.us)
• National Park Service (www.nps.gov)
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (www.noaa.gov)
• Bureau of Reclamation (www.usbr.gov)
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (www.usace.army.mil)

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