Events and Seminars
Upcoming BLM Advisory Board Meeting
BLM Sets Meeting of National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board
for November 17 in Reno
The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro
Advisory Board will meet on Monday, November 17, 2008, in Reno to
discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control
of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands. The one-day
meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., local time, at the
Silver Legacy Resort Casino’s Reno Ballroom, 50 East Fourth Street,
Reno, Nevada 89501. The agenda of the meeting can be found in the
October 16 Federal Register on page 61436.
The Advisory Board provides input and advice to the BLM as it
carries out its responsibilities under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming
Horses and Burros Act. The law mandates the protection, management,
and control of these free-roaming animals in a manner that ensures
healthy herds at levels consistent with the land’s capacity to
support them. The BLM manages about 33,000 wild horses and burros
that roam BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states.
The public may address the Advisory Board at the November 17 meeting
at an appropriate point in the agenda, which is expected to be about
3 p.m., local time. Individuals who want to make a statement should
register with the BLM by noon on the day of the meeting at the
meeting site. Depending on the number of speakers, the Board may
limit the length of presentations, set at three minutes for previous
Speakers must submit a written copy of their statement to the BLM at
the meeting; those who would like to comment but are unable to
attend may submit a written statement no later than November 12,
2008, to: Bureau of Land Management, National Wild Horse and Burro
Program, WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial
Boulevard, Reno, Nevada, 89502-7147. Comments may also be e-mailed
Those submitting comments electronically should include the
identifier "WH&B" in the subject of their message and their name and
address in the body of the message.
For additional information regarding the meeting, please contact
Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant, at
775-861-6583. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for
the deaf (TDD) may reach Ms. DeLorme at any time by calling the
Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.
The Advisory Board meets at least two times a year and the BLM
Director may call additional meetings when necessary. Members serve
without salary, but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses
according to government travel regulations.
The BLM, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages
more land – 258 million surface acres – than any other Federal
agency. Most of this public land is located in 12 Western states,
including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion,
also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate
throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain
the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and
enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes
this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock
grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by
conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on the
Emergency Wild Horse Summit
FOREVER WILD AND FREE
By Craig C. Downer, Wild Horse Ecologist
Speech for Wild Horse Summit, Las Vegas
You may also check for updated information about the events at the Wild Horse Summit.
With more than 33,000 healthy wild horses threatened with euthanasia by
the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a summit is being convened to
address the issues.
The summit will bring together the leading experts in the world of
equine behavior, genetics, research, and range management. The focus of
the summit will address the current crisis facing America’s wild horses’
threatened existence on public lands and will bring forth proposed
The summit will be held at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on
October 11th and 12th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., culminating with a media event on
the morning of October 13th.
Interested parties should send their names, addresses, and E-mail
address to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also check the web site for up to date information at
deadline for the summit is September 19th and can be done on line.