The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet March 27 and 28 in Salt Lake City “to discuss the pressing challenge of wild horse and burro management on public lands.
The most recent population numbers estimate there are about 73,000 wild horses and burros in 10 Western states. According to the BLM, that’s almost three times the number the habitat can sustainably support in conjunction with other land uses.
Wild horse advocates in these states historically disagree, and push back against roundups and other BLM management strategies. Recently the head of the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center joined calls for Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to reverse a plan to give up state control of wild horses to nonprofit organizations.
The meeting will be live-streamed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon Mountain Time on Wednesday at http://www.blm.gov/live.