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PLF and partner organizations oppose legislation to terminate BLM and Forest Service Law Enforcement programs. On April 5, 2017, PLF and partnering federal retiree organizations issued a letter to Congress opposing H.R. 622, the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act, which would terminate the law enforcement programs of the BLM and the Forest Service. Read the letter here.

PLF Objects to U.S. House of Representatives’ Rule 5 and the Holman Rule

The PLF notified the House Rules Committee about its concerns and objections to language in House Rule 5 and the Holman Rule and its potential impacts to Federal employees. Read the letter here.

Continue to Grow With Short-term Overseas Work as a Retiree!

As a DOI employee, you made an important contribution to furthering DOI’s domestic mission, but did you know that as a retiree you can continue to use your skills and expertise to further DOI’s mission internationally? Click here to find out how: Former Employee Handout

PLF Annual Dues are Now Due!

Members who pay annually can conveniently pay online!

PLF Op-Ed Published in the Hill

Read PLF President Jesse Juen’s op-ed to Rep. Ryan Zinke on BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule and Potential House Action under the Congressional Review Act.

PLF releases its 2016 Annual Report.

The Public Lands Foundation has prepared and posted its Annual Report for 2016.

PLF endorses Rep. Ryan Zinke for Secretary of the Interior. Read our letter here.

2016 PLF Landscape Stewardship Awards and Certificates of Appreciation

PLF awarded the Crawford Area Gunnison Sage-Grouse Working Group with its 2016 Landscape Stewardship Award. Read the citation here.

PLF also presented Landscape Stewardship Certificates of Appreciation to several groups:

Jason & Maureen Oedekoven and Family; Idaho Sage-Grouse Action Team; Johnson County Natural Resource Habitat Restoration Team; and the Working Group Members for the BLM Colorado Southwest Resource Advisory Council’s Tres Rios Master Leasing Plan Area of Interest.

PLF Welcomes New Officers and Board of Directors Members

Our election results are in! PLF welcomes Jesse Juen as our new President, and Don Simpson as new Vice-President. Geoff Middaugh takes over as Secretary. Other additions include:

New Past President:  Ed Shepard.

New Directors-at-Large:  Glen Collins, John Fend, Linda Rundell, and Maggie Wyatt.

New Idaho State Representative:  Anna Steele.

New New Mexico State Representative:  Rosemary. Thomas

Student Congress Representative:  Mackenzie Case.

PLF Supports BLM Foundation Legislation

On October 1, 2016, PLF expressed support for legislation that would establish a BLM Foundation. If the legislation is passed and enacted, the BLM Foundation would serve similar roles as those that support other federal agencies. Read the letter here.

PLF Presents Lifetime Service Awards

The PLF presented Lifetime Service Awards to Henri Bisson, Judy Nelson and Mike Pool during ceremonies at its 2016 meeting in Las Cruces, NM. Click on the above names to read the award citations.

PLF Presents Volunteer of the Year Award to Tom Allen

Tom Allen, a member of PLF’s Board of Directors, is recognized for his commitment over the last several years as the Public Lands Foundation’s representative on the Executive Committee of the Wild Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition.

PLF 2016 Annual Conference Held in Las Cruces, New Mexico

The PLF held its 2016 annual conference in Las Cruces at the Ramada Las Cruces Hotel and Conference Center during September 13-16. The theme for the conference was “Keeping National Public Lands in Public Hands”.

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Attention Federal Employees: Donate to PLF through the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign!

PLF is a CFC-approved charity! Our CFC # is 11786.

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National Horse & Burro Rangeland Management Coalition

Advocating for commonsense, ecologically-sound approaches to managing horses and burros to promote healthy wildlife and rangelands for future generations.

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