Public Land Ranchers Care for the Land
May 6, 2016

Today, more than 22,000 public land ranchers maintain 250 million acres of U.S. public land. These ranchers are widely recognized for their work to protect the environment in which they live and operate, safeguarding open spaces, maintaining water sources and sustaining plant and wildlife populations.

Brenda Richards, president of the Public Lands Council from Reynolds Creek, Idaho, says 2015 was a year of wins and some disappointments for public land ranchers.

Watch what Richards has to say about 2015 and listen to PLC's priorities for 2016 in her interview at

The Northern Ag Network coordinated the selection of topics and subject matter experts to be interviewed during the American Sheep Industry Association's Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz. This is the third in a series of videos that will be released throughout the year. All of the short videos are conveniently placed in a playlist titled Sheep Industry Priorities Video Series at