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Applications sought for Public Lands Council conference

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Public Lands Coalition is offering Wyoming high school and college students the opportunity to attend the Public Lands Council Spring Legislative Conference April 15 to April 16 in Washington, D.C.

The Public Lands Council is the national organization representing ranchers in Washington, D.C.

In an effort to get more young people involved with PLC issues and provide them with an unforgettable learning experience, recipients will 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 PLC's efforts to promote and support public lands grazing at our nation's capital.

Applicants must be students of the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college, or be a Wyoming high school senior. Priority will be given to students demonstrating an interest or career path in fostering agricultural use of public lands. PLC will provide for lodging and registration fees. The Wyoming Public Lands Council will sponsor travel expenses.

For more information, visit www.wysga.org or contact WSGA communication director Liz Lauck at liz@wysga.org or 638-3942.

Applications are due at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. 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.

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