• 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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  • Ranchers Decry House Passage Of Reckless Land Grab Legislation

    WASHINGTON (July 22, 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 passage of the Great American Outdoors (GAO) Act by the House of Representatives: “This is a sad day for public […]

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  • Arizona Rancher: Administration Succeeded in Removal of “Soul Crushing” Regulations

    WASHINGTON (July 16, 2020) – Arizona federal lands rancher Jim Chilton today joined President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler on behalf of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) to celebrate modernization of environmental regulations including the Navigable Waters Protection Rule that replaced the ill-conceived […]

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  • NCBA, PLC Celebrate Vast Improvements to Environmental Policy

    WASHINGTON (July 15, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today celebrate landmark improvements to environmental policy through finalization of the Trump Administration’s rulemaking on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA updates make the process more efficient and timely, while also laying the groundwork for healthy […]

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  • Ranchers Applaud Decision to Scrap Grizzly Bear Introduction Plans in North Cascades

    WASHINGTON (July 7, 2020) – Kaitlynn Glover, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association executive director of natural resources and Public Lands Council executive director, today released the following statement in response to the Department of the Interior’s announcement that the Department will not move forward with the introduction of grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem: “Secretary […]

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  • Ranchers Applaud Trump Administration’s Steps to Provide Permanent BLM Leadership

    WASHINGTON (June 26, 2020) – Kaitlynn Glover, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association executive director of natural resources and Public Lands Council executive director, today released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s intent to nominate William Perry Pendley as director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “We appreciate the President’s focus on providing […]

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  • Ranchers Criticize Senate for Irresponsible Passage of Land Grab Legislation

    WASHINGTON (June 17, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Natural Resources and the Public Lands Council Executive Director, Kaitlynn Glover, today released the following statement in response to the Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act: “Today’s passage of the Great American Outdoors Act is a disappointment to those who […]

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  • Senate Receives Letter from 48 Livestock and Natural Resource Groups Opposing the Great American Outdoors Act

    WASHINGTON (June 8, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) and many other affiliate organizations today wrote Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Energy and Natural Resources Chair Lisa Murkowski, and Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member […]

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  • Why Congress shouldn’t pass the Great American Outdoors Act

    Originally published in The Daily Sentinel If we learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is to become financially prepared for the unexpected — and to wash your hands often. As we care for both our personal and financial hygiene, we should expect the same from our elected officials as they set national budgets. Unfortunately, […]

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  • Behind COVID-19, Old Threats Linger

    Originally published in the Wyoming Livestock Roundup Public lands ranching is a bit like three-dimensional chess with a board that rotates after every move: you navigate markets, weather, and consumer preference, while dealing with the added – and often unexpected – challenges that come with operating on public lands. When COVID-19 swept through the United […]

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  • Letter from PLC President Bob Skinner

    Originally published in the Western Livestock Journal To my fellow public lands ranchers – In any typical year, you would be celebrating your new calf or lamb crop, having your first round of branding, or worrying about when it is going to rain. Instead, this year you are monitoring the markets and questioning what the […]

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  • Rancher Profile: Mark Roeber

    Those who have had the opportunity to marvel at the foot of the geographic feat truly understand the beauty of the West Elk Mountain range in Colorado. Winding trails give way to gorgeous views of western Colorado and cold creeks run clear all summer long. Yet, many who travel to the hot tourist destination stop […]

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