What are Public Lands? Short Answer
Public land is all the land in the public domain, under county, state, or federal management. This term applies most commonly to lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. For the long answer, take about 20 minutes to work through the slideshow and timeline of the history of public lands (The Geography of Freedom) in the United States, funded by the Public Lands Interpretive Association and the New Mexico Humanities Council, produced by Queenellen, and implemented by 1uffakind.
Long Answer: Geography of Freedom slideshow »