Thursday, April 11, 2019

Public Lands Council to Fund Federal Lands Ranching Projects, Opens Proposal Application Period

Today the Public Lands Council (PLC) launched a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects designed to strengthen the long-term viability of the public lands ranching industry. Funded by the PLC Endowment Trust, the RFP provides financial support to projects addressing key issues across the federal lands ranching industry. While all project proposals are eligible for consideration, the PLC Endowment Trust identified the following priority areas: Generating current, relevant data on the public perception and misconceptions amongst suburban/urban and non-western consumers and voters regarding public lands ranching and surrounding issues; Contributing to the body of science and data illustrating the importance of grazing to western land management, ecosystem services and other benefits of grazing, and other such relevant science and data; and Compiling data related to the regional and local economic impacts of grazing and related industries to rural communities compared to the seasonal tourism and recreational impacts...MORE

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