The board will discuss issues relating to the management, protection and control of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands. The meeting will take place at the Grand Sierra Resort. The agenda of the meeting can be found in the March 19, 2012, Federal Register available online at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-19/pdf/2012-6587.pdf
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 38,500 wild horses and burros roam on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states.