09/26/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/26/2019 13:38
GREAT FALLS, MT. -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) presented its 2019 Rangeland Stewardship Awards today, which are given in recognition of an individual or group's commitment to the stewardship of public rangelands and sagebrush steppes under BLM management. This year's recipients include the Garfield County Conservation District in Montana, the Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission and Weimer Ranches of Colorado..
'The BLM is proud to recognize our outstanding partners who have demonstrated their commitment to public lands stewardship,' said William Perry Pendley, BLM Deputy Director for Policy and Programs. 'They are working to ensure healthy public lands for the benefit of current and future generations.'
The awards included:
The awards were presented by Brian St. George, BLM Deputy Assistant Director for Resources and Planning, at the annual fall meeting of the Public Lands Council, which represents more than 22,000 cattle and sheep producers who hold public lands grazing permits. The council in active partnership with the BLM, the National Forest Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and local land management offices to provide food and other resources for the nation.