Colorado Public Lands Council

Since 1968, the Public Lands Council (PLC) has actively represented the cattle and sheep producers who hold public lands grazing permits. PLC advocates for these western ranchers who preserve our nation’s natural resources, while providing vital food and fiber to the nation and the world. PLC seeks to educate and inform policy decision-makers about public lands ranching to ensure the success and longevity of the industry in the United States. 

Colorado Public Lands Council works on behalf of federal lands grazers in Colorado and our bordering states. Thank you to those who continue to support PLC through your voluntary annual assessment! This assessment is based on the animal unit month (AUM) numbers provided by the BLM and USFS. The assessments collected annually by Colorado PLC are used in Washington, D.C. and Colorado to ensure public lands grazing continues for generations to come.

BLM and Forest Service Collaboration
CO PLC has earned a trust-based relationship with agencies that allows us to address annual and ongoing improvements that benefit permittees and administration of grazing allotments. Meetings are held with regional, state, and local agency staff multiple times per year. In addition, CO PLC is the ONLY organization in Colorado, and one of a handful nationally, that hold MOUs that empower the organization to represent permittees on monitoring, dispute resolutions, and cost-share programming. 

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