It’s critically important that those who care about wild horses and burros weigh in on the plans that guide on-the-ground actions of government agencies tasked with managing our nation’s wild horses and burros. Your voice is needed!

Wild horse supporters can weigh in at a number of steps in the process:
  • Scoping, Notice of Intent: The Bureau of Land Management begins the formal land-management planning process by identifying major resource issues that need to be considered, including by soliciting public input. It does so by publishing a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (hyperlink: https://www.federalregister.gov ). The public then has 30 days to provide comments about the area to be addressed in the plan.
  • Draft Resource Management Plan/EIS: The public has 90 days to comment on draft Resource Management Plans / Environmental Impact Statement. The document will include a preferred management alternative and its environmental impacts. A notice of its availability must be published in the Federal Register.
  • Final Resource Management Plan/EIS: After making revisions, the agency releases a proposed Resource Management Plan and final Environmental Impact Statement. A Notice of Availability must be published in the Federal Register. Any person who has taken part in the process can and may be adversely affected by the plan may file a protest within 30 days.
  • Record of Decision: The process is finalized with the signing of this document, which lays out the objectives and actions to be taken based on the selected alternative in the final Environmental Impact Statement.

Examples of decisions made in land-use plans include designating a Herd Management Area or removing its designation. Examples of implementation planning decisions include setting population targets for a Herd Management Area, also called its Appropriate Management Level, or roundup plans.

In addition to land-use planning decisions, the BLM holds other public meetings, including annual public meetings in each state about the use of helicopters in roundups and meetings of the BLM’s independent Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Watch this page to learn about opportunities to weigh in!

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The National Wild Horse Advisory Board is set to meet Oct. 9-11 in Salt Lake City. At its last two meetings, the nine-member board voted 8-1 to recommend the Bureau of Land Management "euthanize" -- shoot -- wild horses and burros. Fortunately, while the advisory board is tasked with providing ... Read More
September 5, 2018Cory Golden
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A planned roundup of the much-loved Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area wild horses has been postponed until 2019, according to a spokesperson from the Bureau of Land Management. The agency had planned to begin a multiple year removal of 325 of the estimated 455 wild horses there, starting with 50 ... Read More
August 8, 2018Cory Golden
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As published by Craig Press CRAIG, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management is conducting its annual public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the monitoring and management of wild horses on public lands. The hearing is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, July ... Read More
July 13, 2018Cory Golden
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  As published by Herald & News ALTURAS, CALIF. — A public meeting focusing on an upcoming wild horse gather is planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Modoc National Forest Headquarters, 225 W. Eighth St., in Alturas, according to a news release. The meeting will provide updates on ... Read More
June 28, 2018Cory Golden
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The Bureau of Land Management will take public comment during a hearing on the use of helicopters and other motiorized vehicles and aircraft to manage wild horses and burros on public lands in Nevada from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on July 3 at BLM's Carson City District Office,  5665 ... Read More
June 27, 2018Cory Golden
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The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a spending bill amendment that would give wide leeway for the Interior secretary to order the use of dangerous sterilization surgeries on wild horses and burros. “…The Secretary of the Interior may hereafter manage any group of wild horses or burros as a non-reproducing ... Read More
June 6, 2018Cory Golden
Devils Garden Wild Horses
The U.S. Forest Service will hold a public meeting July 11 in Alturas, Calif., to answer questions about its plan to capture and remove 1,000 wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the Forest Supervisors Office, 225 West ... Read More
June 5, 2018Cory Golden
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Secretary Ryan Zinke testified for more than two hours on Wednesday before the House Interior Subcommittee on the Trump administration's Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Department budget, which would allow the Bureau of Land Management to kill healthy wild horses and burros. Zinke spoke for about three minutes on the wild horse ... Read More
April 12, 2018Cory Golden
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  The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting planned for March 27-28 has been postponed because advocates threatened legal action, the Bureau of Land Management announced on Friday. “The meeting was delayed when one of its members threatened to sue the BLM because it did not provide 30 days’ notice ... Read More
March 16, 2018Cory Golden