GLCI is a nationwide consortium of individuals and organizations working together with NRCS to maintain and improve the management and the health of the nation's grazing lands, mostly private but also public. The Initiative is driven by agricultural producer, conservation, and environmental organizations for the benefit of America's grazing lands resource. GLCI seeks to carry out its activities through local, state and national partnerships. It informs the public of the contributions well-managed grazing lands make to the quality of life of every citizen. GLCI is founded on the principles of voluntary action by those who own and manage grazing lands, and a respect for private property rights. GLCI emphasizes high quality, voluntary technical assistance, expanded grazing lands research and education, and a more knowledgeable and informed public.