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: ). 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!

  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
  March 16 update: The meeting has been postponed. No new date has been set. The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is set to meet March 27-28 in Salt Lake City. At its last meeting, the independent board voted to call on the Bureau of Land Management to shoot ... Read More
March 13, 2018Cory Golden
  The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet Oct. 18-19 in Grand Junction, Colorado — the board’s first meeting since recommending that the Bureau of Land Management euthanize captive wild horses and burros. In September ... Read More
October 14, 2017Cory Golden
As published by The Salt Lake Tribune Utah’s most visible wild horse herd may get a lot smaller next year. The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to remove up to three-fourths of the 450 horses that populate the Onaqui herd about 40 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The move ... Read More
October 6, 2017Cory Golden
  A deadline of April 4 has been set for public comments on the Bureau of Land Management's plan to capture and remove next fall 1,029 wild horses from Herd Management Areas in Wyoming's Checkerboard region. BLM's goal is to reach the low end of Appropriate Management Levels at the Salt Wells Creek (current ... Read More
March 17, 2017AnnieFannie
  The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations for three seats on the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Nominations are due Feb. 10. For more information, including guidelines for submitting a nomination, please click here. The independent Advisory Board's task to provide "advice concerning the ... Read More
December 30, 2016AnnieFannie
North Lander Complex Wild Horse Gather
Bureau of Land Management press release The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is requesting public input prior to analyzing a proposed wild horse gather in the North Lander Wild Horse Complex. The North Lander Complex is located in southeast Fremont County and is made up of the ... Read More
December 26, 2016AnnieFannie
Pine Nuts Wild Horses
As published by The Record Courier Nearly 600 wild horses are wandering the Pine Nut Mountains, and their numbers are increasing an average of 17 percent a year, documents released by they Bureau of Land Management reported on Thursday. According to the initial report, the horses are having an adverse ... Read More
December 23, 2016AnnieFannie