BLM / USFS seek to fill three seats on National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are seeking nominations to fill three volunteer positions on the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

The nine-member board does not control wild horse and burro management. Rather, it typically meets twice per year to make recommendations to the two agencies. 

Seats on the board due to expire on Sept. 20 after three-year terms represent Wild Horse and Burro Advocacy, Veterinary Medicine, and Public Interest (Special Knowledge / Natural Resources Management).

Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Board; interested parties may also nominate themselves. Current federal and state government employees are not eligible to serve on the Board. 

Interested parties should submit an application packet that includes a resume and nomination letter. The following information should also be provided as part of the application packet:

The nominee’s first, middle, and last name

Position(s) for which the nominee wants to be considered

Business and home addresses and phone numbers

E-mail address

Present occupation/title and employer

Education (colleges, degrees, major field(s) of study)

Career highlights (significant related experience, civic and professional activities, elected offices, including prior advisory committee experience or career achievements related to the interest to be represented)

Experience or knowledge of horses or burros (equine health, training, and management)

Relevant education, training, and experience

Experience or knowledge of wild horse and burro management

Experience in working with disparate groups to achieve collaborative solutions

Identification of any BLM permits, leases, or licenses held by nominee or employer

Indication of whether the nominee is a federally registered lobbyist

Explanation of interest in serving on the Board

At least one reference letter(s) from special interests or organizations the nominee desires to represent

References may include, but are not limited to, business associates, friends, co-workers, and local, state and/or federal government representatives or elected officials.

Submit nominations by e-mail to Dorothea Boothe, Wild Horse and Burro Program Coordinator, at

To send by U.S. Postal Service, mail to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Attn:  Dorothea Boothe, HQ-260; 9828 N. 31st Avenue; Phoenix, Arizona 85051.

To send by FedEx or UPS, please mail to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Wild Horse and Burro Division, Attn:  Dorothea Boothe; 9828 N. 31st Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85051.

For questions, Boothe can also be reached by phone at (602) 906-5543 or at the email address listed above.

Nominations must be received no later than 30 days after the notice has been published in the June 24 Federal Register or postmarked by the same date.

For more information on the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, visit the BLM website at