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News Flash: Next BLM Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled

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BLM Hines Holding Facility - Home of Frankenstein Sterilization Experiments ~ Photo by R.T. Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

BLM Hines Holding Facility – Home of Frankenstein Sterilization Experiments ~ Photo by R.T. Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

This document is scheduled to be published in the
Federal Register on 07/29/2016 and available online at, and on

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management



Notice of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, September 8, 2016, from 1:00 to 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time and Friday, September 9, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. This will be a one and a half day meeting.

ADDRESSES: This Advisory Board meeting will take place in Elko, Nevada at the Stockmen’s Hotel and Casino, 340 Commercial Street, Elko, NV, 89801,, phone: 775-738-5141.

Written comments pertaining to the September 8-9, 2016 Advisory Board meeting can be mailed to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program,WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV, 89502-7147, or sent electronically to Please include “Advisory Board Comment” in the subject line of the email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant, at 775-861- 6583 or by email at Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the BLM Director, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service on matters pertaining to the management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board operates under the authority of 43 CFR 1784. The tentative agenda for the meeting is:

I. Advisory Board Public Meeting

Thursday, September 8, 2016 (1:00 – 5:15 p.m.)
Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review
Approval of April 2016 Meeting Minutes
BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations
Wild Horse and Burro Program Update
Public Comment Period will take place from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.


Friday, September 9, 2016 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Wild Horses and Burro Program Update
Working Group Reports
Advisory Board Discussion and Recommendations to the BLM Adjourn

The meeting will be live-streamed. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify Ms. DeLorme two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange for it.

The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations at 41 CFR 101-6.1015(b), requires the BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a public meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date.
II. Public Comment Procedures

On Thursday, September 8 at 3:30 p.m., members of the public will have the opportunity to make comments to the Board on the Wild Horse and Burro Program. Persons wishing to make comments during the meeting should register in person with the BLM by 3:00 p.m. on September 8, 2016, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of commenters, the Advisory Board may limit the length of comments. At previous meetings, comments have been limited to three minutes in length; however, this time may vary. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in the “ADDRESSES” section above, email comments to, or bring a written copy to the meeting. There may be a webcam present during the entire meeting and individual comments may be recorded. Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific and explain the reason for any recommendation. The BLM appreciates any and all comments. The BLM considers comments that are either supported by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations to be the most useful and likely to influence the BLM’s decisions on the management and protection of wild horses and burros.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment that the BLM withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

(Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1)

Nancy Haug
Acting Assistant Director Resources and Planning

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  1. If I thought my attendance would make even an iota of difference, I’d be there. The decisions are made before the Advisory Board arrives at any conclusions. Nothing more than a show for the public. Bless Ginger for making an attempt at sanity. She is far stronger than I could even be.


      • If I were millionaire I would just pay 1000 people just to show up and say whatever, just to derail the meeting and ruin their little hoe down. It is a total farce.


  2. “Dog and pony show” is a colloquial term which has come to mean a highly promoted, often over-staged performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince opinion for political or commercial ends. An elaborate public relations or sales presentation; also an elaborate or overblown affair or event.

    I along with MANY others have communicated valuable and scientifically supportable information to members of the blm advisory board but they do not want to hear any part of the truth … because it upsets their agenda to exterminate our wild horses and burros… but after all … it is just another blm example of the fox guarding the hen house.

    Sorry for the animal idioms but let’s face it … the blm, like a leopard, will not/cannot change its spots and they will continue to manage for extinction because they are paid to do so regardless of what is FACTUAL and RIGHT and CORRECT and TRUTHFUL.


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