BLM Sets Meeting of National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board


(If you, as a wild horse advocate, ever felt like what you have to say is important, then you must attend this meeting. By doing so, you will be cut down to size, ignored and otherwise made to feel that your opinions are of no value. After all, this is YOUR government at work  Wouldn’t it be a great feeling to say, for perhaps the first time in recorded history, “Wow, I’m proud of what the BLM is doing. These folks really care about the animals.”  – Jerry)

Press Release by BLM

A demonstration of the BLM's excellence in handling wild horses.

A demonstration of the BLM’s excellence in handling wild horses.

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet for three days in September in Arlington, Va., to discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands.

The meeting, which will focus on the June 2013 report by the National Academy of Sciences (titled “Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward”), will take place Sept. 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sept. 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sept. 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The National Academy of Sciences report, which was commissioned by the BLM, called for several management actions, including the more widespread use of a fertility control vaccine known as PZP (or porcine zona pellucida) on mares.

The upcoming Advisory Board meeting will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209, telephone number 703-524-6400. The agenda of the meeting can be found in the Aug. 1 Federal Register.

Helicopters are only used to slowly guide wild horses to gather points

Helicopters are only used to slowly guide wild horses to gather points

The public can address the board on Sept. 10, at 3:00 p.m. Individuals wishing to make a statement at the meeting should register in person with the BLM by 2:00 p.m. on that same day at the meeting site. Depending on the number of speakers, the board could limit the length of presentations, set at three minutes for previous meetings. Speakers should submit a written copy of their statement to the BLM at the addresses below or bring a copy to the meeting. There might be a webcam present during the entire meeting and individual comments could be recorded. Those who would like to comment but are unable to attend can submit a written statement to: National Wild Horse and Burro Program, WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV, 89502-7147. Comments can also be emailed to the BLM at; please include “Advisory Board Comment” in the subject line of the email.

For additional information regarding the meeting, please contact DeLorme, wild horse and burro administrative assistant, at 775/861-6583. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf can reach DeLorme during normal business hours by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 800/877-8339.

AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
  • Jan Schultz

    The Federal Register also states that BLM responses to the March meeting will be heard. These would be responses to Advisory Board’s discussions of spaying, if I recall. I have not checked my notes. Also, there is a cautionary instruction that comments are to be restricted to the topics at hand, which are so generalized, who knows what will be discussed, except to say it will be about what NAS presented, which as we know, was down the line what BLM told them they could talk about.

    September 4, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    ok you better believe i wil send lettere=s in a hurry gotta go to PVF blm in nevada reno area. thanx hope to see you if not start praying thanx :)we will win!!!!!!

    September 4, 2013
  • Arlene

    Oh I wish I could be there and bring my gracious friend who would eat the BLM up and spit them out !!!!!!! She has what it takes to be notice and definitely heard ….She is a awesome Lady , and knows just how to handle the Likes of the BLM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.trust me !!!!!!!

    September 4, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    Arlene! Who is she & where is she? we need her

    September 5, 2013