WASHINGTON (December 17, 2021) — Today, the Public Lands Council (PLC) opened registration for its annual Legislative Conference on March 28-29, 2022. Returning to an in-person format in our nation’s capital, the event will provide a platform for ranchers to speak directly with key policymakers at federal agencies and on Capitol Hill.
Registration is open at publiclandscouncil.org.
“The policies made in Washington directly impact ranchers’ lives and businesses across the West, and each year PLC connects our members with those decisionmakers. This event is an excellent opportunity for cattle and sheep producers from across the West to make their voices heard on the issues they care about,” said PLC Executive Director Kaitlynn Glover. “Lawmakers tell us constantly that firsthand accounts from producers are the most impactful advocacy tools we have to offer. They want to hear your stories directly, and ask questions about what you’re seeing on the ground on your allotment. I encourage all federal grazing permittees to take advantage of this opportunity.”
PLC Legislative Conference will kick off on Monday, March 28, with policy committee and board meetings. That evening, the “Best of the West” Cookoff will return to downtown Washington to showcase delicious, public lands-grown beef and lamb. Teams who wish to compete in this crowd-favorite event must contact Allie Nelson by Monday, March 14. Guests who wish to attend the event (not compete) may RSVP here until March 21.
On Tuesday, March 29, conference attendees will receive briefings and have open dialogue with guest speakers including Members of Congress, industry leaders, and agency officials.
Full registration is $165, then increases to $185 after March 1. To register, visit publiclandscouncil.org.
We offer a reduced registration cost of $60 for students. We also encourage students to apply for the Nick Theos Scholarship, which is available to assist with travel expenses. Click here to view details and apply.