2019 Annual Meeting

Register here for PLC Annual Meeting! 

Save the date for the 2019 Public Lands Council Annual Meeting – the premiere federal lands ranching event. The meeting is scheduled for September 25-28 in Great Falls, Montana.

Schedule Highlights:


Wednesday, September 25

Endowment Trust Board Meeting

PLC Welcome BBQ & Block Party Sponsored by Farm Credit Services


Thursday, September 26

Public Lands Council Policy Update

Multiple Use: An Even Playing Field? (Panel Discussion)

Federal Agency Updates

Bureau of Land Management Awards Luncheon

The Business of Grazing: Protecting Ranchers’ Rights (Panel Discussion)

Bugs, Bunnies, and Wildlife: All Things ESA (Panel Discussion)

Committee Breakouts (Closed Press)

Sip & See Walking Cocktail Hour Sponsored by Great Falls Chamber of Commerce, Great Falls Tourism, Great Falls Chamber Agriculture Committee (Closed Press)


Friday, September 27

Beef: There’s No Alternative

PLC Board of Directors Meeting

Navigating our Future: Public Lands Ranching (Panel Discussion)

Documenting our Legacy: A Glance at the U.S. Forest Service Museum 

PLC Business Meeting

Annual PLC Cocktail Reception and Banquet (Closed Press) Sponsored by Montana PLC 


Saturday, September 28

Valier, Mont. Predator Tour


Keep in mind, the schedule is subject to change. For more information, explore our detailed agenda.


Hotel Options:
1) Hotel Arvon – Finished and opened in June of 1890, just six short months after Montana achieved Statehood, the Arvon Block, housing The Historic Hotel Arvon, The Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant and The Darkhorse Hall and Darkhorse Wine Snug, is the Oldest Commercial Building in Great Falls. Located in the heart of downtown Great Falls, we guarantee you’ll love this historic hotel. Call the hotel (406-952-1101) and mention Public Lands Council to receive the special rate.

2) LaQuinta Inn and Suites – Welcome to La Quinta by Wyndham Great Falls, located near Giant Springs State Park, museums, and Great Falls International Airport (GTF). Enjoy a scenic hike along the Missouri River on the River’s Edge Trail, accessible just behind the hotel. Call the hotel (406-761-2600) and mention the Public Lands Council to receive a discount on your room.

3) O’Haire Motor Inn/Sip n Dip – There is no other place like the O’Haire Motor Inn. They are a full service property, with a great restaurant that the locals even love to eat at. The legendary Sip ‘n Dip Lounge has swimming mermaids, definitely one of a kind. Yes, we said it, swimming mermaids! This tiki bar is world famous – don’t believe us? Check it out. Call the hotel (406-454-2141) and mention the Public Lands Council to receive a discount on your room.