Public Lands Council Calls for Project Proposals to Strengthen Federal Lands Ranching


WASHINGTON (May 22, 2018) – Today the Public Lands Council (PLC) launched a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects designed to strengthen the long-term viability of the public lands ranching industry. Funded by the PLC Endowment Trust, the RFP calls for submissions that address key issues facing federal lands ranchers. Desired project themes include: 

Generating current, relevant data on the public perception and misconceptions amongst suburban/urban and non-western consumers and voters regarding public lands ranching and surrounding issues;
Strategies for young livestock producer engagement and development;
Contributing to the body of science and data illustrating the importance of grazing to western land management, ecosystem services and other benefits of grazing, and other such relevant science and data; and
Exploring the topics of feral horse and burro numbers as well as potential solutions to solve the overpopulation problem. 

With more than 22,000 public land ranchers maintaining 250 million acres of U.S. public land, grazing on federal lands contributes to the economic and social sustainability of America’s rural communities. All those interested in submitting a proposal should click here for the full RFP. The proposal form and any additional materials should be submitted via email to no later than Sunday, July 15, 2018.


The PLC Endowment Trust was established for the purpose of maintaining an endowment to protect, enhance and preserve public lands and the public lands livestock grazing industry. For more details please visit


The Public Lands Council consists of state and national cattle and sheep affiliates throughout the West, representing approximately 22,000 federal grazing permit holders. National affiliates include the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, American Sheep Industry Association, and Association of National Grasslands. Since 1968, PLC has worked with Congress and the federal land management agencies to maintain a stable business environment in which livestock producers can conserve the West and feed the nation and world.  Visit to learn more.

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