Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board to meet June 30-July 1

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Photo taken by Irene Vejar at RTF’s San Luis Obispo, Calif., satellite sanctuary.

The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet virtually June 30-July 1.

The meeting will be held virtually using Zoom video conferencing. It will be live-streamed at http://blm.gov/live. For the agenda, please click here. A more detailed agenda will be published at http://blm.gov/whb/advisoryboard at least 15 days before the meeting.

Public comment periods are scheduled for both June 30 and July 1. Those who wish to deliver public comment must register at least three days before the meeting. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For a full description of public comment procedures, please click here.

Speakers and those who cannot attend the virtual meeting can also submit a written copy of their comments to whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov. Please include “Advisory Board Comment” in the subject line of the e-mail. Written comments emailed three days prior to the meeting will be provided to the board for consideration during the meeting.

In September, the board voted to call for immediate use of fertility control to slow herd growth, comprehensive planning approaches for Herd Management Areas, and an outside audit of the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse program’s organizational and decision-making structure.

The nine-member volunteer board provides recommendations to the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service on wild horse and burro management. Board members are appointed by the secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture. The board cannot control policy, only make recommendations.