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Read the Latest Edition of our newsletter the “Public Lands Monitor!”

Registration is now open for PLF’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Billings, MT from September 11-14! View the Draft Agenda and Download the registration form below.

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PLF and NASFR Submit Joint Comments to CEQ on Possible NEPA Procedural Changes

The Public Lands Foundation and National Association of Forest Service Retirees submitted joint comments to the Council on Environmental Quality in response to a request for public comment on potential revisions to update and clarify CEQ National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations and procedures.

New Publication about BLM’s History

The Bureau of Land Management has released a new publication titled “Our Heritage, Our Future: the BLM and America’s Public Lands.”
The publication is available for downloading in multiple formats or for online reading. The publication highlights the significant events and changes that occurred within the Bureau of Land Management from 1976, when Congress passed the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, through 2012.  It includes numerous articles written by current and former employees, who share their firsthand experiences in helping to shape public land management and accomplish the BLM’s mission. Several PLF members contributed content to the publication.

Wilderness Study Areas

PLF issues Position Statement on WSA’s.

4th Biennial Student Congress

PLF selects participants for the 4th Biennial Student Congress. See the list of participants and the colleges they represent, along with participant’s bios.

BLM Law Enforcement

PLF issues letter to BLM’s Acting Director in support of BLM’s Law Enforcement program, including recommendations for the program.

BLM Law Enforcement

PLF submits statement on BLM’s Law Enforcement program to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining.


Renewable Energy Program Support

PLF communicates support and offers suggestions for the BLM’s renewable energy program.


PLF Earns 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar!

The Public Lands Foundation has earned the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress. We’re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach the Platinum level, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals, strategies, and progress toward our mission.

Issues of Interest to the PLF

We’ve updated our Advocacy webpage to list some of the many issues that we follow and address through letters, testimony, position statements and publications.

Useful Links, Maps, Locators and Recreation Information

We’ve added new webpage content! Find links to maps, site locators and recreation information! We’ve also added links to Federal agency websites, to those of our fellow Federal agency retiree organizations, and to our partnering organizations.