Q: Does adverse possession apply to federal land
Generally, one cannot acquire title to federal land by adverse possession as one would under 'normal' adverse possession law. However, there is, in my opinion, a little known law named the Color of Title Act, which establishes a procedure by which an individual may be able to obtain clear title of federal land he/she believes is his/hers. It is not exactly adverse possession, but many of the same requirements must be established, too.
If you want to gain clear title to the federal land, you will almost certainly benefit with the help of an attorney.
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