PLC Announces 2020 Grant Recipients: WRLC And ICA

WASHINGTON (Sept. 28, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement announcing the Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC) and the Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) as recipients of grant funding from PLC for the upcoming fiscal year. Both WRLC and ICA submitted successful applications for PLC grant funding that is set aside to promote ranching and livestock production through a variety of projects and educational programs each year.

“WRLC is critical to the function of the Public Lands Council. They are training the next generation of natural resource lawyers and advocates, which ranchers are always in need of. We are excited to partner with Caroline and her team this year to continue the mission of the Public Lands Council.” – Bob Skinner, PLC President 2018-2020

“WRLC is honored to continue its partnership with the Public Lands Council. WRLC remains dedicated to educating law students and having them enter the legal and political fields with knowledge and expertise of public lands and the ranching industry. PLC enables our educational program to grow and succeed beyond our wildest dreams.” – Caroline Lobdell, WRLC Executive Director

“ICA has a great suite of programs designed to educate the public on what cattle producers do for rangeland and for the country. Thank you to ICA for creating engaging ways to tell our story year after year.” – Niels Hansen, PLC Vice President 2018-2020

“Thank you to PLC for funding research and projects that improve livestock production in the west. ICA’s mission is to promote the benefits that livestock production provides to the land and public and to tell the incredible stories of those raising high-quality U.S. beef and lamb on federal lands.” –  Dawn Anderson, Idaho Cattle Association President

The Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC) is an independent education program affiliated with the Lewis and Clark Law School and housed on its campus in Portland, OR. WRLC is currently the nation’s only hands-on legal training program specializing in legal education advocacy on behalf of natural resource users located throughout the U.S. WRLC’s goal is to expose law students to and stimulate their interest, advocating for public lands and natural resource use.

The Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) is the official voice for all segments of the beef industry in Idaho, from seedstock breeders to commercial operators to cattle feeders. ICA is the grassroots policy development organization for Idaho’s second-leading agricultural industry–cattle. Through ICA, cattlemen and women work to create a positive business environment, while providing consumers with a safe and wholesome product.