Private Lands Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 16 USCS § 620e (6), [Title 16. Conservation; Chapter 4. Protection of Timber, and Depredations] the term private lands means “lands held or owned by a person. Such term does not include Federal lands or public lands, or any lands the title to which is--

(A) held in trust by the United States for the benefit of any Indian tribe or individual,

(B) held by any Indian tribe or individual subject to a restriction by the United States against alienation, or

(C) held by any Native Corporation as defined in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602).”