Public Lands Steering Committee

All matters relating to federally-owned public lands including federal land ​management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, payments in lieu of taxes, and property tax immunity concerns.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Policy Briefs

  • Policy Brief

    Provide Full Mandatory Funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program

    Urge your members of Congress to support mandatory full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Unless Congress acts, counties will have received their last fully funded PILT disbursement in 2018. Without mandatory full funding, PILT will remain a discretionary program (subject to the annual appropriations process) and could fall back to pre-2008 funding levels, which would devastate local government service delivery in areas with significant federal land ownership.
  • Policy Brief

    Continue Revenue Sharing Payments to Forest Counties: Support the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program

    Urge your members of Congress to enact a long-term legislative solution for continued revenue sharing payments to forest counties through the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. The SRS program expired in September 2015 and has not been reauthorized for FY 2016 or beyond. Forest counties received their last authorized SRS payments (FY 2015) in calendar year 2016 and the availability of future SRS payments remains in jeopardy.

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Public Lands Steering Committee


Tommie Martin
Gila County, Arizona


Vice Chair

Elizabeth Archuleta
Coconino County, Arizona


Greg Chilcott
Ravalli County, Montana


Susan Flores
Otero County, New Mexico


Subcommittee Chair

Todd Devlin (Payments)
Prairie County, Montana


Leland Pollock (Land Management)
Commission Chair
Garfield County, Utah



  • Associate Legislative Director – Public Lands and Liaison to the Western Interstate Region  
    (202) 942-4207