County and Citizen Participation


Locally elected governments and elected officials have far ranging and important responsibilities to their constituents, described by state statutes as protecting their “health, safety and welfare.” That responsibility includes specifically interacting with federal agencies on all federal issues impacting the local community, county or conservation district. To give the locally elected government the strongest voice it can have during this “government-to-government” interaction, local governments should adopt “local land use plans” or “resource plans” to set local policy regarding the use and management of federal lands and the adoptions of federal policies, programs and other types of federal decision-making.

  1. Local Government Involvement
    1. Protecting Community Stability
    2. Local Participation in Federal Decisions
  2. Use of Citizen Rulemaking Petitions
    1. Petitions for solutions

Speaking Engagements

  • Nebraska Environmental Trust Meeting

    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Providing information regarding conservation easements.

    August 6, 2018 | Columbus, Nebraska

    Speaker: Karen Budd-Falen

  • Big Game Forever: Wolf Symposium

    Symposium and dinner where Karen and other experts will be speaking about wolves and their impact on big game populations, the disease they carry, and their affect on the West.

    August 11, 2018 | Grand Junction, Colorado

    Speaker: Karen Budd-Falen

  • 101st South Dakota Farm Bureau Convention

    November 17, 2018 | Rapid City, South Dakota

    Speaker: Karen Budd-Falen


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