WSGA: In the News

Date: 1/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Title: Student applications sought for Public Lands Council Conference

CHEYENNE - The Public Lands Council is once again offering two Nick Theos scholarships of $250, complimentary hotel accommodations on Capitol Hill, and complimentary conference registration to attend the annual Spring Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, March 23-26, 2015.


PLC represents public lands ranchers in Washington, DC. Since 1968, PLC has worked with Congress and the federal land management agencies to maintain a stable business environment in which livestock producers can conserve the West and feed the nation and world.

Nick Theos, a founding member of PLC and great supporter of the livestock industry, passed away on April 11th, 2013 at the age of 92. It is because of the Theos family and the Nick Theos PLC Scholarship Program that young people are able to attend our annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.


In an effort to get more college students involved with PLC issues and provide them with an unforgettable learning experience, we are offering this chance to meet members of Congress and their staff; attend meetings with agency officials; and hear from the leading experts and influencers in the industry. Scholars will be able to actively participate in our efforts to promote and support public lands grazing at our Nation’s Capital.


Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public lands ranching. We ask that they complete the attached form and include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor, FFA mentor, livestock association, or other leader that can attest to the professionalism and interest of the applicant. If selected, applicants should be prepared to give short remarks to meeting attendees during lunch on Tuesday, March 24th. PLC will provide hotel rooms and registration fees. The Wyoming Public Lands Coalition will cover the cost of travel to Washington, D.C.


For application details and more information, visit or contact WSGA Communication Director Haley Lockwood at or 307-638.3942. Applications are due Friday, January 23, 2015 by 5 p.m. to the email address above or to P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, Wyo., 82003. One or two students will be nominated by the Wyoming Public Lands Coalition leadership and the final winners will be chosen by the national Public Lands Council from a nationwide pool of applicants. These winners will be notified by the National Public Lands Council.




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