Public Lands Council urges ranchers to sign letter against BLM conservation rule

According to PLC Executive Director Kaitlyn Glover, the Bureau must follow the law in managing public lands for multiple uses and sustained benefits for all.

The Public Land Council (PLC) has started a grassroots campaign asking ranchers to join their fight against the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed rule on conservation and grazing, which the cattle- and sheep producers advocacy group says is “controversial.”

They are asking ranchers to sign a pre-written letter, letting the Bureau know their position on the proposal, which was released in early April. The official public commenting period on the proposal ends today, June 20.

According to PLC Executive Director Kaitlyn Glover, the Bureau must follow the law in managing public lands for multiple uses and sustained benefits for all. Glover also says public land grazing is an important tool that protects landscapes as well as the nation’s food supply.

The letter asks the Bureau to withdraw its rule until the agency can hear from more farmers and ranchers who would be impacted.

To sign the PLC letter, click here. You can also read the BLM’s full proposal by clicking here.

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