Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board set for Wed.-Thurs. virtual meeting

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Photo taken at RTF’s San Luis Obispo, Calif., satellite sanctuary by Deb Hofstetter.

The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will hold a videoconference Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 23-24. 

The board will meet using Zoom video conferencing. The meeting will be streamed both days on the BLM’s website from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain Time.

The agenda includes discussions of the Bureau of Land Management’s report to Congress, fertility control and range conditions.

The nine-member, all-volunteer advisory board typically meets twice per year. It provides recommendations to the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service on the management of wild horses and burros from the perspective of different interest groups. The board does not control BLM or USFS policy.

The Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture select board members based on education, training or experience that would enable them to represent a particular interest group.

RTF biologist Celeste Carlisle is in her second year on the board, representing wild horse and burro advocates. 

Board openings

BLM is currently seeking nominations to fill three seats for 2021: those that represent natural resource management, public interest (with special knowledge of equine behavior), and wild horse and burro research. For more information on completing a nomination, click here.