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. Because local governments are unable to tax the property values or products derived from federal lands, PILT payments are necessary to support essential local government services. Unless Congress acts, counties will have received their last fully-funded PILT disbursement in 2019. 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.

Latest Resources

  • Video | Sep. 11, 2019

    As part of the 2019 PILT Fly-In, NACo hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to share the importance of the PILT program with Members of Congress and their staffs.

  • Video | Jul. 25, 2019

    San Bernardino County, Calif. Supervisor Robert Lovingood from testifies before the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on H.R. 3794, the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act

  • Advocacy | Jul. 12, 2019

    In this toolkit you will find several useful resources designed to help county officials educate Congress, the administration and the public on the importance of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program

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Public Lands Steering Committee

Chair

Greg Chilcott
Commissioner
Ravalli County, Montana

 

Vice Chair

Elizabeth Archuleta
Supervisor
Coconino County, Arizona

 

Todd Devlin
Commissioner
Prairie County, Montana

 

Bob Gardner
Supervisor
Mono County, California

 

Larry Don Suckla
Commissioner
Montezuma County, Colorado

 

Subcommittee Chair

Mark Owens (Payments)
Commissioner
Harney County, Oregon

 

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

 

Subcommittee Vice Chair

Joel Bousman
Commissioner
Sublette County, Wyoming

 

Kathy Chandler-Henry
Commissioner
Eagle County, Colorado

 

Stacy Corless (Land Management)
Supervisor
Mono County, California

 

Kuyler Crocker (Payments)
Supervisor
Tulare County, California

 

Jack Lytle (Payments)
Commissioner
Daggett County, Utah

 

Tommie Martin
Supervisor
Gila County, Arizona

 

Contact

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