Get a Real Job! Advise the BLM!

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I’ve seen these folks in action and, believe me, this position is not for the tenderfoot. These folks are blm-boredrequired to act like they give a damn about what the public thinks while listening to complaints and suggestions from (GASP!) animal loving, tree-hugging, tofu-eating, hippie types, freako activists. Of course, you’re allowed to wander off, mentally and/or physically, during presentations and you get to tell people, “Oops, sorry. Your three minutes are up,” thirty seconds after they start talking.

Side benefits galore! You get to hang out with the likes of Sweet Sue, joke about horse BBQ and receive lots of pats on the back from rich horse haters. Great crowd to be with, will make you proud to be an American. Remember the chant, “Money first! To hell with everything else!” 

July 3, 2013

Nominations Open for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

 

The Bureau of Land Management is requesting public nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

 

America's once wild and free horses waiting for.... well, the Advisory Board will get back to us on that.

America’s once wild and free horses waiting for…. well, the Advisory Board will get back to us on that.

Nominations are for a three-year term and are needed to represent the following categories of interest: wild horse and burro research, natural resource management, and public interest (with special knowledge of equine behavior).

The board advises the BLM, an agency of the Interior Department, and the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the Agriculture Department, on the protection and management of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands administered by those agencies.

The BLM announced its formal request for nominations in the Federal Register.

The nine members on the advisory board represent a balance of interests.

Each member has knowledge or special expertise that qualifies him or her to provide advice in one of the following categories: wild horse and burro advocacy, wild horse and burro research, veterinary medicine, natural resources management, humane advocacy, wildlife management, livestock management, general public interest, and public interest (with special knowledge of equine behavior).

Members must also have a demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate programs, identify problems, work collaboratively, and recommend corrective actions.

Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the board; individuals may also nominate themselves.

In accordance with Section 7 of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, federal and state government employees are not eligible to serve on the board.

The board meets at least two times a year, and the BLM director may call additional meetings when necessary.

Members serve without salary, but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses according to government travel regulations.

The BLM is accepting nomination letters plus resumes that include the nominee’s first, middle, and last name, address, email address, telephone number, profession, educational background, relevant biographical information, references, and endorsements; the nominee must also state the specific category of interest for which he or she is most qualified in regard to the three vacancies.

Nominations must be postmarked by Aug. 16 to be considered for appointment.

To send by the U.S. Postal Service, mail to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C St., NW, Room 2134 LM, Attn: Sharon Kipping WO-260, Washington, D.C., 20240.

To send by FedEx or UPS, address to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 20 M St., SE, Room 2134 LM, Attn: Sharon Kipping, Washington, D.C., 20003.

Or send a fax to Kipping at 202-912-7182 or email her at skipping@blm.gov.

For more information, click HERE or call Ms. Kipping at 202-912-7263.

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AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
15 Comments
  • Robynne Catheron

    I know of four brilliant people who would be perfect for those positions. Any one of them would set the BLM on its ear, imagine what three of them could do! In no particular order:

    1) Simone Netherlands
    2) Jerry Finch
    3) R.T. Fitch
    4) Craig Downer

    Can we make this happen?

    July 6, 2013
      • Tami H

        I vote for the fab 4!!!!!!

        July 6, 2013
        • BlessUsAll

          I vote for the Fab Five: Simone, Jerry, R.T., Craig — and John Holland 🙂

          July 6, 2013
          • Nancy Albin

            Yes that would be wonderful to get the real men in there to get the job done right! Once & for all

            July 7, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    hmmm,,,, this is tempting! Who should we nominate? to get in there for the good of the horses! Jerry, Willie, Amy, Lacy…. ?

    July 6, 2013
  • Jerry, there’s an error on the monekey ‘see no evil’ graphic. At least two of the BLM-hypnotized monkeys need to be asleep. 😉

    July 6, 2013
  • Debbie Richmond

    An advisory board should be independent of any government/contractor agency money and control.

    With all due respect, the name calling and shaming on both sides hasn’t led to any conflict resolutions. I do understand the frustrations. Yes indeed, the wealthy seem to be the most misguided souls. They are the most impoverished. It’s hard to imagine such a superficial and empty existence, one which abuses vulnerable and innocent herds for the purpose of attention seeking, sadistic amusement, acting out and projecting their own shame, envy and contempt upon innocent animals, and the gratification of infantile power contests.

    It really has little to do with money; money is just another weapon in their war chest.
    I’ve encountered many such people involved in animal welfare who are no different.

    You and many others have done an excellent job of exposing and documenting the BLM’s underlying mistaken goals. All we can do as a collective is show them another way that works, and lead by example. Those who are not developmentally arrested will be open to change and copy those models. The rest we can say some prayers for.

    July 6, 2013
    • Daniel Cordero

      Most folks working at BLM are indeed developmentally arrested. Seriously, the advisory board is just a fraud; another feel-good, government-sponsored scheme for ole guard to get free accomodation and plane fare.

      These things only serve for politicians to get their friends and affairs some cute, do-nothing jobs. We see it here all the time.

      July 8, 2013
  • Daryl

    Jerry who do you think would be good for the job?
    Would you even want it?
    They will do as they please, we need to get them out, who hired them to these jobs?

    July 6, 2013
  • Melissa Ohlsson

    jfinch, RT didn’t make that banner. I made it for America’s Wild Horse Advocates and we brought it to the 2011 Phoenix protest. RT didn’t see it until the dinner afterwards. I wish I would’ve thought to have two of the monkeys asleep… great idea, Elaine Nash!

    Melissa Ohlsson
    Vice President
    America’s Wild Horse Advocates/Spring Mountain Alliance
    Las Vegas, NV

    July 6, 2013