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PLF Awards Scholarships for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

The PLF awarded two $5,000 George Lea Founder’s Scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Recipients are Jill Young of the Western Colorado University and Dylan Stewart of the University of Arizona.

PLF Announces Membership Survey Results

Our 2019 membership survey results are now available! Read or download the results.


2019 PLF Annual Meeting

The PLF’s annual meeting will be held in Reno, Nevada from September 10-13, 2019 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Details are in the Winter 2019 edition of the Monitor and on the website.

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

PLF Releases Position Statement on the Need to Keep the BLM’s Headquarters in Washington, DC.

The Public Lands Foundation (PLF) strongly believes the BLM Headquarters should be located in the Washington, D. C. area to provide rapid and efficient support to the Department, Administration, Congress, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and other closely aligned Federal agencies. The perception that most BLM decisions are made in the Washington Office, far removed from local communities, local interests, and the States, is simply not based on the facts and should not be used to justify a move of the BLM Headquarters to the West.


PLF President Ed Shepard Testifies Before Congress on BLM’s FY 2020 Budget.

Ed Shepard testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. Read his testimony here.

Jack Wilson Interview

Jack Wilson interviewed by PLF’s John Fend

Watch our interview with Jack Wilson, who turned 100 years old. Jack joined BLM shortly after it was established and played a central role in establishing what would later become the National Interagency Fire Center.

Watch “Horse Rich & Dirt Poor” – a Wildlife Society film

Ecologist Charles Post travels across Nevada to explore how overpopulated wild horses effect native wildlife. A Wildlife Society film by Charles Post, Phillip Baribeau, and Ben Masters.