BLM at PLC Meeting

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Colorado Cattlemen's Association as one of the three 2017 Rangeland Stewardship Award recipients at the Public Lands Council (PLC) Annual Meeting in Flagstaff last week.

“Public lands ranchers plan their operation around sustaining a healthy, diverse and productive rangeland,” said Dave Eliason, Utah rancher and president of the Public Lands Council. “They invest time, money and resources into the process and it’s exciting to see some of these phenomenal ranchers recognized for their efforts.”

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association received The Rangeland Stewardship Collaborate Team Award. CCA is celebrating its 150th year as an organization, and has promoted multiple use and sustainable land management through producer-facing programs. CCA was also commended for establishing a productive setting for mediation services and supporting Sagebrush Steppe management objectives. Past Presidents Tim Canterbury, Mark Roeber and Robbie LeValley received the award on behalf of the organization.

Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council emphasized the importance of the stewardship awards.

“Public land ranchers continually exemplify the best conservation and stewardship practices, and are highly deserving of the recognition" said Lane. "Our team is thankful for the importance the BLM places on recognizing these stewards."