April 27, 2018

BLM Announces Call for Nominations to Serve on Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a call for nominations to the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, a Federal Advisory Committee tasked with advising federal agencies concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands.

Issues surrounding the management of wild horse and burro populations are of interest to the sportsmen’s community because of their impacts to indigenous wildlife species, habitat, rangeland resources and federal agency budgets. Given these factors, it is important that the nation’s sporting conservation advocates are engaged in the management of wild horses and burros.

Current vacancies on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board include the following appointment categories: Public Interest; Wild Horse and Burro Advocacy; and Veterinary Medicine. For more information about the qualifications necessary to meet the requirements for these appointment categories or to apply for a position on the Advisory Board, visit the Federal Register. Nominations must be post marked or submitted no later than May 29, 2018.

Wild Horse and Burro Facts

For more information about wild horses and burros and their impacts to public lands, rangeland resources and wildlife, please visit the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition.

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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