Protected Lands

Numerous studies show that protected federal land–such as Wilderness, National Parks, or National Monuments–are important economic assets that attract people and businesses as well as new jobs and income.


Public Land Ownership in the United States

— Public lands influence the economy, demographics, and fiscal policies of communities. Explore maps and county-level data for the 828 million acres of federal, state, and municipal land in the U.S.

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National Parks Economic Impacts

— Explore National Parks economic impacts from estimated visits, jobs, and labor income created by visitor spending in National Park Service lands.
Updated August 2019 with latest available data.

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Economic Impact of National Parks

— This interactive and background materials show visits, spending, and the number of jobs created in gateway communities for every National Park Service unit.

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