I’ve seen these folks in action and, believe me, this position is not for the tenderfoot. These folks are required 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
The Bureau of Land Management is requesting public nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, click HERE or call Ms. Kipping at 202-912-7263.
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