BENEFITING: Public Lands Foundation
Every two years, PLF sponsors a National Student Congress dealing with public land management and natural resource issues. The goals of this program are to: 1. Educate our youth on the history and current issues related to public land management; 2. Engage students in providing input into the future of these lands; and 3. Expand potential career consideration and enrich student resumes. It costs $2,000 to send a student to the Student Congress. This covers all travel, meals, and lodging expenses as well as meeting rooms and speaker fees.
The Public Lands Foundation is working with the BLM in Oregon and the BLM national office to sponsor the fourth biennial Student Congress on Public Land Management.In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the National Trails Act, the fourth Student Congress will be held in Baker City, Oregon from August 22-25, 2018. Approximately 25 college students and recent graduates will be selected from a nationwide competition. Advertising notices will be sent out later this year.The students will explore aspects of Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails including contributions to local economies and rivers and trails as access to other public landsFollowing a half day orientation and a day long field trip, the students will spend a day and a half discussing policy considerations from the perspective of today’s youth. This discussion will lead to a set of recommendations which will be delivered to the BLM Director and Secretary of the Interior.