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 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

  • Advocacy | Jul. 9, 2018

    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

  • Reports & Toolkits | Jul. 9, 2018

    Sixty-two percent of the nation’s counties contain federal lands. The PILT program helps to offset costs incurred for county services — including road and bridge upkeep, public safety and emergency medical services — provided to the users of untaxable federal public lands.

  • Reports & Toolkits | Mar. 23, 2018

    Nearly six months after the start of federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, Congressional leaders have reached agreement on a spending package that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2018.

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Public Lands Steering Committee

Chair

Randy Hanvelt
Supervisor
Tuolumne County, California

 

Vice Chair

Elizabeth Archuleta
Supervisor
Coconino County, Arizona

 

Greg Chilcott
Commissioner
Ravalli County, Montana

 

Susan Flores
Commissioner
Otero County, New Mexico

 

Larry Suckla
Commissioner
Montezuma County, Colorado

 

Subcommittee Chair

Todd Devlin (Payments)
Commissioner
Prairie County, Montana

 

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

 

Subcommittee Vice Chair

Kathy Chandler-Henry (Land Management)
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 (Land Management )
Supervisor
Gila County, Arizona

 

Mark Owens (Payments)
Commissioner
Harney County, Oregon

 

Contact

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