Public Lands Council: 50 Years of Advocacy for Ranchers

Podcast: August 6th, 2018, the Public Lands Council (PLC) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since its incorporation in 1968, PLC has served as a vital source for the West on Capitol Hill around the country. The Public Lands Council is rumored to have begun at the iconic Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C., where public lands ranching leaders first discussed the need for a centralized advocate for western cattle and sheep producers.

Wyoming rancher Jim Magagna is well versed in the PLC’s 50-year history. Magagna is the Executive Vice President of the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association and a past president of both the PLC and American Sheep Industry Association.

On today’s LaneCast Podcast, Jim shares the history of how two ranchers from Montana and New Mexico saw the need to have a voice for public lands ranchers in Washington D.C. In addition, we discuss the changes public land ranches have seen over the last 50 years and what the next 5 decades will look like.

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Celebrate with PLC on social media by using the hashtag, #PLCturns50!

PLC’s 50th-anniversary celebration is coming to the heart of Utah! Join The PLC this September 26-29 in Park City, Utah and explore how the history of public lands ranching shapes today’s political battles. Industry leaders will be on-hand for seminars covering all the topics you need to know, from natural resources policy and consumer marketing to fighting big government in Washington, D.C. See the full schedule of all sessions and save your spot today!

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