Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meets this month


The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet in April in Reno, Nevada, this month.

The day-and-a-half meeting will take place on Monday, April 23, from 1.30pm to 5pm, and Tuesday, April 24, from 8am to 5pm, local time.

The meeting will take place at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 East 2nd Street, Reno, Nevada 89595.

The agenda of the meeting can be found in the March 19, 2012, Federal Register.

The Board provides input and advice to the bureau as it carries out its responsibilities under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, which mandates the protection, management, and control of  free-roaming horses and burros.

According to the bureau’s latest official estimate, about 38,500 wild horses and burros roam on bureau-managed rangelands in 10 Western states.

The public may address the board on April 24 at 10.45am, local time.

Individuals who want to make a statement at the Tuesday meeting should register with the bureau by 10am on that same day at the meeting site. Depending on the number of speakers, the board may limit the length of presentations, set at three minutes for previous meetings.

Speakers should submit a written copy of their statement to the bureau at the addresses below or bring a copy to the meeting. There may be a webcam present during the meeting and individual comments may be recorded.

Those who would like to comment but are unable to attend may submit a written statement 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 to the BLM at wildhorse@blm.gov.




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