• Ranchers Cheer For Newly Elected Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 24, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement in response to Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) being unanimously elected as Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus: “From Washington state to Washington D.C., Representative Newhouse has been a legislative champion for public lands ranchers and the natural resources upon which […]

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  • NCBA & PLC Secure NEPA Improvements For Livestock Producers

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 18, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Natural Resources and the Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director Kaitlynn Glover today released the following statement on the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) final rule to update the agency’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations: “Today’s announcement represents decades of work […]

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  • Ranchers Praise Interior Secretary Bernhardt Reining In Land Grab Law

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement in response to Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt’s Secretarial Order on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) that requires written support from local governments for any land or water acquisition: “The LWCF was […]

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  • Livestock Producers Hail Finalized USFWS Rule Delisting Gray Wolf

    WASHINGTON (Oct. 29, 2020) – Today, leaders from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) joined Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith in Minnesota to mark the historic announcement that gray wolves in the contiguous 48 United States have fully […]

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  • PLC Recognizes 2020 Rangeland Stewardship And Sagebrush Steppe Stewardship Award Winners

    WASHINGTON (Oct. 20, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement recognizing recipients of the 2020 Rangeland Stewardship and Sagebrush Steppe Stewardship awards. These annual awards are given by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to those who have displayed exemplary land management and conservation practices. Recipients of the 2020 Rangeland Stewardship […]

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  • Livestock Producers Celebrate Legislation To Protect Calves And Lambs From Vultures

    WASHINGTON (Oct. 1, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives passing bipartisan legislation to protect livestock from predation, compensate livestock producers who experience depredation by federally protected species, and fund methods to reduce conflicts between humans and […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • PLC Announces New President And Executive Committee For 2020-2022

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 25, 2020) – Following a successful virtual annual meeting, the Public Lands Council (PLC) announced Wyoming rancher Niels Hansen will lead the organization as the new president and Steve Osguthorpe will join the PLC Executive Committee as the organization’s secretary. Hansen is a third-generation rancher from Rawlins, Wyoming. His and his family operate […]

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  • PLC Announces 2020 President’s Award and Friend Of PLC Winners

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) during the 52nd Annual meeting today, announced that John Falen was selected as the 2020 PLC President’s Award. PLC leadership also announced they selected Aaron Schlagel as the 2020 Friend Of PLC. Both awards acknowledge individuals who have made significant contributions to the public lands ranching […]

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  • Hundreds Attend As PLC Annual Meeting Enters Final Day

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2020) – The Public Lands Council’s (PLC) 52nd Annual Meeting heads into the final day with hundreds of ranchers registered to take part in virtual sessions. Today’s events will feature remarks from Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Aurelia Skipwith, an expert panel, and several policy committees. Despite meeting virtually […]

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  • Public Lands Ranchers Set to Make Most Of Opportunities At PLC Annual Meeting

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 23, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today kicked off the 52nd Annual Meeting of public lands ranchers with a new twist – several hundred participants will be meeting virtually over the next two days. The meeting will run through Thursday and features an outstanding lineup of speakers that includes PLC leadership, […]

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  • Livestock Producers Welcome Senate EPW Hearing on State Management of Grizzly Bears

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 9, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Natural Resources and the Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director, Kaitlynn Glover, today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) hearing on S.614, the Grizzly Bear State Management Act, introduced by Senator […]

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  • Virtual PLC Annual Meeting on September 23-24 – Registration Open

    WASHINGTON (August 31, 2020) – Registration is now open for the Public Lands Council’s (PLC) 52nd Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will be entirely virtual on September 23-24, 2020. Registration is free for all participants. . “The COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in many of our plans and day-to-day activities. As a result, the 2020 […]

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  • Livestock and Sportsmen Groups Enter Historic Conservation Partnership

    MYAKKA CITY, FL (August 24, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Safari Club International (SCI) to outline the groups’ shared commitment to conservation of natural resources through sustainable multiple use. The MOU outlines these groups’ […]

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  • NCBA & PLC Highlight Importance Of Public Lands Ranchers In Senate Hearing

    WASHINGTON (July 23, 2020) – Ethan Lane, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs and representative for the Public Lands Council (PLC), today testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the public lands cattle industry. The testimony highlighted the importance of […]

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