The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will webcast the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board’s day-and-a-half meeting set for March 4-5 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The live webcast, accessible at http://www.blm.gov/live/, will stream online the proceedings of the advisory board, which meets March 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 5, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., local time.
The agenda of the meeting can be found in the February 5, 2013, Federal Register.
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. According to the BLM’s latest official estimate, approximately 37,300 wild horses and burros roam on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states.
The advisory board meets at least once a year and the BLM director can call additional meetings when necessary. Members serve without salary, but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses according to government travel regulations.