• PLC Applauds Nomination of David Bernhardt to Be Interior Secretary

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council today released the following statement regarding the announcement that President Trump is nominating David Bernhardt to be the next U.S. Secretary of the Interior: “NCBA has worked very closely with Deputy Secretary Bernhardt over the past two years, and he […]

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  • Western Ranching Community Disappointed by Lack of Forest Management in Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON (December 11, 2018) – Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council, issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report: “The 2018 Farm Bill negotiators elected to advance a bill that abandoned Western communities by stripping away all provisions for responsible forest management. The agriculture […]

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  • Livestock Producers Praise Modifications to Sage Grouse Land Use Plans

    WASHINGTON (December 6, 2018) – Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Federal Lands, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s modified state-by-state Resource Management Plan Amendments and Final Environmental Impact Statement contributing to the ongoing effort to overhaul the 2015 Obama-era sage grouse plans: […]

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  • Western Ranchers Recognized by BLM During PLC Annual Meeting

    PARK CITY, UTAH (September 27, 2018) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 2018 Rangeland and Sagebrush Steppe Stewardship Awards were presented Thursday during the Public Lands Council (PLC) 50th Annual Meeting in Park City, Utah. The awards recognize the effort of individuals and organizations who are dedicated to improving the health and productivity of […]

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  • The Public Lands Council Turns 50

    WASHINGTON (August 6, 2018) – Today the Public Lands Council (PLC), America’s only organization dedicated solely to representing the 22,000 western ranchers who hold federal grazing permits, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since incorporation in 1968, the national organization has served as a vital voice for the West on Capitol Hill and around the country. “Very […]

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  • Livestock Groups Launch Media Campaign in Support of Barrasso Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

    WASHINGTON (July 17, 2018) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today launched an online campaign to educate the public on the need for a modernized Endangered Species Act. The campaign, which focuses on the ranching industry, highlights the importance of working landscapes in improving ecological services and achieving […]

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  • Public Lands Council Urges Lawmakers To Restore Balance To NEPA Process

    WASHINGTON (April 24, 2018) – Today the Public Lands Council released policy proposals for reducing the abuse of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and restoring much-needed balance to federal land management decisions in the West. As Congress debates NEPA reform, including at a hearing tomorrow in the House Committee on Natural Resources, PLC is […]

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  • Public Lands Ranchers Gather in the Nation’s Capital

    WASHINGTON DC (April 10, 2018) – Western cattle and sheep producers gathered in Washington, DC this week for the 2018 Public Lands Council (PLC) Legislative Conference. Conference attendees received updates on public lands ranching policy and provided insight and direction for current and future legislation impacting the industry. “Congress and the Administration are debating issues […]

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  • PLC Thanks You

    Thank you for your purchase. Together, we can raise awareness of critical facts in the national monuments debate.

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  • Livestock Producers Encouraged by Report on National Monuments, Urge Swift Action from White House

    WASHINGTON (August 24, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association were encouraged by the Department of the Interior’s report on National Monuments released today. The final report comes after an extensive review of Antiquities Act designations, ordered by President Trump, which included listening sessions in the field and a public […]

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  • Livestock Industry Reacts to Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Report

    WASHINGTON (August 7, 2017) – Today the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) issued the following statement after the release of the Department of the Interior report on Order 3353, “Greater Sage Grouse Conservation and Cooperation with Western States”: “During an initial review of the report, I was encouraged by […]

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  • NCBA, PLC on DC Circuit Court Decision on Gray Wolf: “Perfect Example of Need to Modernize Endangered Species Act”

    WASHINGTON (August 1, 2017) – Ethan Lane, executive director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA federal lands, today released the following statement in response to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes Region: “Today’s ruling is a perfect example of the need to […]

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  • Ranchers Applaud U.S. Senate’s Confirmation of Bernhardt As Deputy Secretary of Interior

    WASHINGTON — Ethan Lane, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Executive Director, Federal Lands, and Executive Director of the Public Lands Council today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of David Bernhardt to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior: “One of any Administration’s most important jobs is to staff key positions with knowledgeable, […]

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  • Livestock Producers Applaud Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

    WASHINGTON (June 22, 2017) — Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Dave Eliason, president of the Public Lands Council, today released the following statement in response to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement that the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear is being delisted under the Endangered Species Act (ESA): “This is good news for […]

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  • Livestock Producers Support Nomination of Susan Bodine to Key EPA Enforcement Post

    WASHINGTON (June 12, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council today sent a letter to U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) urging them to support the nomination of Susan Bodine to be the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) assistant administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance […]

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