PLC Legislative Conference

It’s time to amplify your voice in our nation’s capital! PLC’s Legislative Conference is going virtual.

While we had hoped to move forward with a “normal” meeting in the new year, it has become clear that significant portions of the typical legislative conference agenda would be impossible to carry out due to local COVID restrictions in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person portion of the 2022 Legislative Conference.


Don’t erase the days from your calendar just yet! We have crafted an exciting day of virtual meetings with members of Congress, agency staff, partner groups, and more!

Join us on Wednesday, March 30 for half a day of interactive sessions and policy briefings with the BLM, Forest Service, Congressional Western Caucuses, and more.

Curious to see what’s on the schedule? Click here to view the agenda (subject to change).

Wait – there’s more! To prevent you from melting into your chair, we’ve kept the agenda short to keep you coming back for more! During March and April, PLC will host issue-specific policy roundtables to do a deep dive into some of the more challenging issues facing public lands ranchers: recreation partnerships, recruitment and retention of range and forest professionals, grazing as conservation, and more.

We know some of you may want to make a trip to Washington this year when COVID restrictions lift. If you make the trek east, please reach out to Kaitlynn and we are happy to make your time in Washington welcoming, productive, and just a little bit of fun, too.

Register now to secure your spot for our virtual event.

There is no cost to attend this virtual event.


Why should I attend PLC Leg Con?

Engaging with lawmakers and agency officials at the federal level is a powerful investment in the future of your operation. You and your family have a stake in the future of public lands ranching — make sure your views are being represented!

Sharing your story with policymakers is THE most effective tool in our toolkit. Members of Congress and regulators tell our staff all the time that the most impactful evidence we can present to them is your voice. They want to hear your firsthand experiences and perspective on the ground.

The Public Lands Council is member-led and member-directed. If you have been on the fence about getting involved, now is the time to jump in and start shaping the policies and priorities that you want to see us working on all year.