Public Lands

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Under the Special Areas Act, the Special Areas Board is responsible for the administration of approximately 2.5 million acres of public land within the area. These lands consist of 1.6 million acres of Crown land and 0.9 million acres of Municipal Tax Recovery land.


The Special Areas Board leases these lands to local farmers and ranchers for grazing and cultivation purposes. The Special Area Board also issues leases to oil and gas producers for the development and production of natural gas and oil reserves.


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Trent Caskey, Director of Property Administration