What percentage of New Mexico is public land?

How much land in New Mexico is public?

More than 45% of New Mexico is in public ownership. You can explore our state’s public lands here or at the New Mexico Public Lands Information Center Online, or in person at 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 87508.

How much of NM is privately owned?

New Mexico has 77 million acres of land, about half of which is privately owned. Much of the wildlife habitat, rivers and glorious open space in New Mexico are in private ownership.

What percent of New Mexico is BLM land?

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management owned nearly half of all federal land in New Mexico (13.4 million acres) compared to 11,833 acres in Texas and zero acres in Massachusetts.

Land ownership.

[hide]Federal land ownership in New Mexico and other states by agency State U.S. Bureau of Land Management
49.94%
11,833
0.40%

How much of the land in NM is owned by the state government?

Federal Land By State 2021

State Federal Land Percentage Federal Acreage
California 45.77% 45,864,800
Arizona 38.61% 28,064,307
Colorado 35.90% 23,870,652
New Mexico 34.70% 26,981,490
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Is there public land in New Mexico?

New Mexico’s public lands are diverse, encompassing high deserts, rugged lava flows, deep canyons, badlands, world-class National Monuments and other National Conservation Lands.

What percent of US land is privately owned?

Private individuals and corporations own about 60 percent of U.S. land while Federal, State, and local governments own the rest.

What percentage of US land is publicly owned?

The federal government owns around 640 million acres of land (about 28 percent) of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States.

Can you shoot on BLM land in NM?

Shooting and possession of firearms is allowed on most public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. … Shooting glass is prohibited.

Are BLM lands open in New Mexico?

All BLM lands in New Mexico are open for dispersed, backcountry camping, fishing, hiking, rock collecting, and recreational shooting, unless posted.