BLM Accepting Public Ideas for Potential Competition

Prize offered for competition by BLM






Let us take the Bureau of Land Management at their word… difficult as that can be… that they are indeed looking for new untried by the BLM solutions to managing the wild horse and burro herds. To get involved, remember they are trying to figure out what wording to use in their actual competition – not the solution – even if they ask for your input.

Who will be allowed to enter the actual competition? That is not told. If it is Big Pharma or Big Business and not actual biologists and those interested in the welfare of the wild horses and burros then this is all a moot point to actually generating the best answers. ~ HFH

From: BLM.gov

Prize offered for competition by BLMThe BLM is exploring the potential of a prize-based competition as part of its efforts to improve the management of wild horses and burros. The competition will to find innovative solutions to this important and complex issues. BLM is currently in the design phase of this project; formulating the requirements, parameters, and scope of potential challenge question(s).

The public can get involved in this design phase by sharing their views on how BLM can best target the competition in order to solicit the most practical, innovative ideas that ensure healthy animals on healthy rangelands. The most helpful submissions will answer the following questions:

1. Which general approaches do you see as the most promising for helping BLM to effectively manage wild horses and burros?

2. Do you believe there are obstacles preventing BLM from adopting your recommended approaches? (You may want to consider technological, market, social or legal obstacles).

Members of the public are welcome to submit their input to Wildhorse@blm.gov with “Prize” in the subject line.

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
6 Comments
  • BLM should spending their time putting the Mustangs back where they belong , instead they want to make a 3 ring Circus ,wasting the Mustangs time , Put them Back damn it ………………BLM doing what they have always done , making Foley out of the suffering of the Mustangs, STOP making fools out of yourselves, PUT THE MUSTANGS BACK !!!!!! You do not own this Planet, you must share it !!!!

    May 12, 2014
  • judye michaels

    If I remember correctly, the BLM paid $1,000,000.00 for an NAS study on controlling the wild horses and burros; the study recommended: JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!
    Why are they going through the time and expense of a dog and pony show competition????

    May 12, 2014
  • Shane Destry

    I entirely agree with Arlene and judye michaels that the BLM is encouraging the public to participate as if confirming the false premise upon which their existence is founded: that wild horses need to be managed at all ! They need to be returned immediately to their home ranges. Everyone who is truly concerned about seeing wild horses not vanish from their home ranges should stop enabling the BLM’s latest propaganda stunt by embracing it ! Claiming that use of PZP is preferable to seeing them rounded up does not help our wild horses. It only appears to corroborate the lie that they are overpopulating. Claiming that they should now be farmed out across the country to privatized holding facilities does not help our wild horses. It only diverts attention from the real solution: return them to their home ranges. In privatized facilities, wild horses are no longer under the federal law protecting them from being sent to slaughter. The BLM is simply getting the public itself and the wild horse advocates to themselves carry out their own agenda to see them forever vanish from their native
    ranges.

    May 12, 2014
  • The BLM has no understand , but When you mess with Mother nature and interrupt her BALANCE, she will come back after you with a vengeance, she has answers for everything, you PZP them she comes up with a method to counter act it……. She is an expert at this , leave her unto herself she will correct your insidious blunders BLM>>> and beg her for forgiveness, First what you need to do IS PUT THE Mustangs BACK TO THE HERD AREAS FROM WHERE THEY CAME FROM !!!!!She will do her magnificent corrections !!!!

    May 12, 2014
  • The answer is rather simple. Let them loose, no more roundups and get the welfare ranchers and their livestock off our public lands and HMA ‘s.

    May 13, 2014
  • Nancy Albin

    BLM you have been spinning your wheels in the mud for decades with the taxpayers money & the lives of “PROTECTED WILD HORSES & BURROS” fixing the Ecosystem well now that you know it’s obviously NOT THE HORSES DAMAGING THE ECOSYSTEM BECAUSE IF IT WAS THERE WOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM ANYMORE! RIGHT? SO LEAVE THE HORSES ALONE & FIND WHAT THE REAL PROBLEM IS LIKE “blm” IF YOU SPENT MONEY & TIME THAT YOU ARE SPENDING ON DESTROYING THE HORSES ON THE ECOSYSTEM PUBLIC LANDI THINK AMERICA WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE!! & HOW DARE YOU DECIDE TO MURDER THE OLD & LAME HORSES I THINK IT’S TIME WE NEED TO DO THE SAME THING WITH BLM & NO DISRESPECT BUT YOU ARE ALL OLD & LAME!!!

    May 13, 2014