KBR Wild Horse and Burro News


Story date: March 5, 1999

The following is a reprint of an official BLM announcement.

BLM Invites Nominations for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

The Bureau of Land Management announced today that it is soliciting nominations for the next term of the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board that will begin in January, 2000. The Bureau chartered the board as part of its effort to improve management of the more than 44,000 wild horses and burros that roam public lands in the West.

"I encourage groups and individuals to submit nominations for membership on the board," said BLM Acting Director Tom Fry. "The board has served us well by providing sage counsel to compliment the valuable recommendations they made on a variety of matters relating to the Wild Horse and Burro Program. We feel strongly that to extend the board's life will ensure that we continue to improve the way we manage and protect these magnificent symbols of the Old West."

The board comprises nine members who represent a variety of interests such as wild horse and burro advocacy groups, veterinary medicine (equine science), natural resource management (especially rangeland science), humane organizations, and the general public.

Any individual or group may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Individuals may also nominate themselves for board membership. All nomination letters should include the name, address, profession, relevant biographical data, and reference sources for each nominee. Nominations are to be made for the livestock position. Letters should be sent to Lee Delaney, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street, NW, MS-LS 314, Washington, D.C. 20240. Nominations must be submitted no later than November 1, 1999.

For more information, contact Lee Delaney at (202) 452-7744 or Lee_Delaney@blm.gov.

If you or your group know of someone who would be interested in participating, can fairly represent the livestock interests and would be an asset to the Adcisory Board, please advance a nomination to the BLM.

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