As many who live in big cities may not know...
On many counties, the federal government ownes between 90 percent to 99 percent of the land.
It is like living on an island, where you have to get permission from Washington and pay money to Washington to use and/or visit the public land.
The environuts, socialists, and other DUmmies think that it is "government land."
I covered public land use for Southwest newspapers for about 12 years. "Government land" really gets my goat. If I remember correctly, just 15 percent of Nevada is privately owned.
Re story: "Surrounded on three sides." I made that mistake in my first week, and got laughed at by the whole newsroom.
Been there and had to cater to those nutjobs.
I still own 50 acres that are bounded by NFS. I hope they sell my adjoining parcels, hope they notify me....and I hope I have enough money to buy them.
Back in the 70's, my congressman Wayne Owens (D) somehow managed to purchase several hundred prime lakefront acres. My dad owned the adjoining parcel, and was never notified that it was for sale. Afterward there was a survey that pushed my father's land down under the lake in order for the congressman's new aquisition to be more favorably situated.
Owens' partner in this investment was the State Director of Transportation. My father didn't have the time or money to fight them. He died not long afterwards from his ongoing battle with cancer.....just a side story.