Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board to hold virtual meeting Sept. 23-24

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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 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.

A more detailed agenda will be released in advance of the meeting.

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. 

Public comment

Three public comment periods are part of the agenda on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who wish to give public comment must be registered by Sept. 17. 

Speakers and those who cannot attend the meeting can submit written comments to whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov at least two weeks before the meeting with the subject line “Advisory Board Comment.”