Public Lands Policy Steering Committee
Policy Platform & Resolutions 2023-2024
Public lands are a defining feature of the United States, particularly in the West. NACo, its Western Interstate Region, state associations of counties, and individual county governments have a critical role in policy development, planning, and management of federal land through the coordination process mandated by federal law.
Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program Advocacy Toolkit
Treasury releases Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund payments to eligible consolidated city-county governments
Updates & Analysis
NACo testifies on county role in combatting wildfires and forest management at U.S. House Natural Resources Committee hearing
On Friday, August 11, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing titled “Conservation in a Crown Jewel: A Discussion About Wildfire and Forest Management.” The hearing investigated the tangible consequences of poor and failed forest management policies and the impacts of catastrophic wildfires.
Preserving the Farm Bill’s programs is key to the strength and stability of the American economy and the continued resilience of county governments across the country
On March 8, two county commissioners delivered testimony before Congressional Committees on behalf of the National Association of Counties (NACo).
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