Utah's Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office

Established in 2005 by the Utah Legislature

R.S. 2477 Roads

Securing Public Access

Resource Development Coordinating Committee

Coordinating and Facilitating Between Government Agencies on Public Lands Policies

Constitutional Defense Council

Protecting State's Rights


Preserving Our Heritage


Our Mission: to Preserve and Defend Rights to Access, Use, and Benefit from Public Lands within the State.
More than half of the lands in Utah are federally owned and managed. The Utah Legislature has created our office to develop and coordinate the State's public lands policies. Learn more about our mission, objectives, current projects, and accomplishments.

Featured Project

Since 2013, PLPCO and the team of economists have been working on the study examining the transfer of public lands. The study is now complete.


Sage-grouse Hearing Before House Committee
On May 19, 2015, PLPCO Director Kathleen Clark testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources arguing that state, not federal control, offers the best bet to conserve the bird.