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The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 repealed homesteading laws. Although homesteading is a thing of the past, the BLM has classified some lands suitable for purchase by private citizens. These are lands that have been identified as unneeded by the federal government or as better utilized in private ownership. By law, these lands are made available for sale at no less than fair market value. The lands to be sold are typically small, isolated tracts; some have public roads leading to them and some do not.  For more information on public land sales, click here.