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


Highlights from PLF’s 2018 Annual Meeting

The PLF held its 2018 annual meeting in Billings, Montana in September. The theme of the meeting was “Access to Public Lands.”

General Meeting


Billings Field Trip

Tom Allen and Pete Culp Receive Lifetime Service Awards

The PLF recognized the distinguished careers of Tom Allen and Pete Culp during its 2018 awards banquet.

Tom Allen
Carson “Pete” Culp

PLF Issues Position Statement on Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Management.

On September 14th, the PLF issued an updated Position Statement on wild free-roaming horses and burros management. Click on the image to read the Position Statement.

Watch this Short Video from the 4th Student Congress


Student Congress Field Trip

The students participated in a field trip to the Minam State Recreation Area, Wallowa River, Oregon.

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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.

New BLM History Publication

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.

Wilderness Study Areas

PLF issues Position Statement on Wilderness Study Areas.

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.