• Cattlemen Object to Biden Administration’s Plan to Introduce Grizzly Bears in Pacific Northwest

    WASHINGTON (November 13, 2023) – Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Public Lands Council (PLC), and Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA), alongside other leading national agricultural organizations, filed comments opposing the Biden administration’s plan to introduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem (NCE) in Washington state. This latest proposed rule from the U.S. Fish […]

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  • PLC Honors Awardees from OR and NV During 55th Annual Meeting

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 14, 2023) – During their 55th Annual Meeting, the Public Lands Council (PLC) honored two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the public lands ranching community. PLC selected Oregon rancher John O’Keeffe as the 2023 President’s Award recipient and Dr. Barry Perryman as the 2023 Friend of PLC. PLC President Mark Roeber recognized […]

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  • BLM Announces Winners of the 2023 Rangeland Stewardship and Innovation Awards

    PENDLETON, ORE. (Sept. 7, 2023) – At the Public Lands Council (PLC) annual meeting this week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced winners of the 2023 Rangeland Stewardship and Rangeland Innovation awards to recognize exemplary management and outstanding accomplishments in restoring and maintaining the health of public rangelands. PLC and BLM have partnered for […]

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  • Federal Lands Ranchers Convene for 55th PLC Annual Meeting

    PENDLETON, ORE. (September 6, 2023) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) 55th Annual Meeting starts today, where ranchers, Congressional representatives, administration officials, and industry stakeholders from across the country will convene in-person to discuss the pressing issues facing public lands ranching. This event gives federal grazing permittees the opportunity to set policy priorities for the […]

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  • California Rancher Urges Congress to Address Wildfires Through Livestock Grazing and Effective Land Management Tools

    YOSEMITE VALLEY, CALIF. (August 11, 2023) – Today, Dr. Dave Daley, a leader in the California Cattlemen’s Association, Public Lands Council, and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association testified before the House Natural Resources Committee in a field hearing titled “Conservation in a Crown Jewel: A Discussion About Wildfires and Forest Management.” “In the wake of historic […]

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  • Public Lands Ranchers Speak Out Against Biden Antiquities Act Designation

    WASHINGTON (August 8, 2023) – Today, the Public Lands Council (PLC) spoke out against President Biden’s decision to designate over a million acres of land in Arizona under the Antiquities Act. This designation is the latest in a long series of recent actions from the Biden administration that has disenfranchised communities across the West. “Rural […]

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  • PLC Leads Coalition Comments on BLM Public Lands Rule

    WASHINGTON (July 6, 2023) – Last night, the Public Lands Council (PLC) submitted grazing coalition comments raising concerns with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed rule titled “Conservation and Landscape Health.” Together with PLC affiliate members the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), as well as partners from the […]

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  • Registration Opens for 55th PLC Annual Meeting

    WASHINGTON (June 20, 2023) — Registration is now open for the Public Lands Council’s (PLC) 55th Annual Meeting to be held September 5-7, 2023, in Pendleton, Oregon. “PLC Annual Meeting is where federal lands ranchers reflect on the past year and formulate policy for the year ahead. As an industry, we make the commitment to […]

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  • PLC Launches Grassroots Campaign Against BLM Public Lands Rule

    Urges Producers to Sign a Letter to the BLM in Opposition to the Rule WASHINGTON (June 19, 2023) – Today, the Public Lands Council (PLC) launched a grassroots campaign regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed rule “Conservation and Landscape Health.” The proposed rule would create significant, concerning changes to the BLM’s authority to […]

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  • Nevada Ag Director and Livestock Industry Leader Testifies Before House Natural Resources Committee

    Highlights Issues Facing Public Lands Ranchers WASHINGTON (May 24, 2023) – Today, Nevada Department of Agriculture Director J.J. Goicoechea, D.V.M., testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations regarding the Biden administration’s burdensome regulations on public lands, including the highly controversial proposed rule entitled “Conservation and Landscape Health” issued by the Bureau […]

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  • WATCH: Latest PLC Video Highlights a Fifth-Generation Montana Ranch

    WASHINGTON (May 5, 2023) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) recently released a new video in their “Range Reels” series, spotlighting the work of Montana rancher Chisholm Christensen and his family. The video debuted during PLC’s Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Christensen’s family has run cattle on both public and private lands for five generations, […]

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  • PLC Calls for Project Proposals to Strengthen Ranching on Public Lands

    WASHINGTON (April 11, 2023) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) has launched a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) to find research ideas designed to strengthen the long-term viability of livestock production on our nation’s public lands. Tailored to producer-designed research questions each year, the RFP for Fiscal Year 2024 focuses on key themes, including: Comparative […]

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  • NCBA and PLC Denounce BLM’s New Public Lands Rule

    WASHINGTON (March 30, 2023) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) expressed serious concern with the Bureau of Land Managment’s (BLM) proposed rule titled “Strengthening the Stewardship of America’s Public Lands” that would completely upend BLM’s multiple-use mandate and jeopardizes the agency’s ability to be a good partner to the […]

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  • Rancher Profile: Scott Stubbs

    Scott Stubbs is no stranger to hard work. From an early age, Scott threw himself into his family’s sheep business, learning the ropes from his father and grandfather. Scott shared that whether it was on the winter range or on the mountain, he grew up helping his dad work the farm and sheep. It comes […]

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  • Rancher Profile: Ron Cerri

    Ron Cerri’s ties to Nevada are deep – and not just because he is the 4th generation in Humboldt County, where he and his wife, Denise, own a family cow/calf ranch in Orovada. Cerri is currently serving his third term as a Humboldt County Commissioner, all while ranching at Orovada and in nearby Eureka County. As […]

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