reported by R.T. Fitch
“We were attempting to keep only good news and articles flowing during the holiday season but this announcement just broke, today.
Currently Ginger Kathrens is the only qualified person serving on the present board and she is, likewise, the only member to vote against butchering tens of thousands of wild horses that the BLM has illegally captured and currently confines at taxpayer expense.
Ginger is the token advocate, while the rest are all special interest, per-screened appointees that are interested in only horse slaughter, welfare ranching, hunting and personal affirmation.
If you could recommend anyone to stand with Ginger, fat chance, who would you pick…we can play this exercise, again.
Brainstorm away….” ~ R.T.
Banner from America’s Wild Horse Advocates (AWHA) with Melissa Ohlsson, Vice President of AWHA as artist
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 27, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-31216]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
Call for Nominations for the National Wild Horse and Burro
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations
for three positions on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board)
that will become vacant on April 3, 2017. The Board provides advice
concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming
horses and burros on public lands administered by the Department of the
Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the
Department of Agriculture, through the U.S. Forest Service.
DATES: Nominations must be post marked or submitted to the address
listed below no later than February 10, 2017.
ADDRESSES: All mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service should be sent as
follows: Division of Wild Horses and Burros, U.S. Department of the
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134 LM,
Attn: Dorothea Boothe, WO-260, Washington, DC 20240. All mail and
packages that are sent via FedEx or UPS should be addressed as follows:
Wild Horse and Burro Division, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau
of Land Management, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134 LM, Attn: Dorothea
Boothe, Washington, DC 20003. You may also email PDF documents to Ms.
Boothe at email@example.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Acting Wild Horse and
Burro Program Specialist, 202-912-7654. Persons who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay
Service at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal
business hours. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You will receive a reply during normal business hours.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the Board serve without
compensation. However, while away from their homes or regular places of
business, Board and subcommittee members engaged in Board or
subcommittee business, approved by the Designated Federal Official
(DFO), may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of
subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in
government service under Section 5703 of Title 5 of the United States
Code. Nominations for a term of three years are needed to represent the
following categories of interest:
Natural Resource Management
Wild Horse and Burro Research
Public Interest (Equine behavior)
The Board will meet one to four times annually. The DFO may call
additional meetings in connection with special needs for advice.
Individuals may nominate themselves or others. An individual serving on
another resource advisory council is not eligible to serve concurrently
on the Board. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more
persons to serve on the Board. Nominations will not be accepted without
a complete resume. The following information must accompany all
nominations for the individual to be considered for a position:
1. The position(s) for which the individual wishes to be
2. The individual's first, middle, and last name;
3. Business address and phone number;
4. Home address and phone number;
5. Email address;
6. Present occupation/title and employer;
7. Education (colleges, degrees, major field of study);
8. Career Highlights: Significant related experience, civic and
professional activities, elected offices (include prior advisory
committee experience or career achievements related to the interest to
be represented). Attach additional pages, if necessary;
9. Qualifications: Education, training, and experience that qualify
you to serve on the Board;
10. Experience or knowledge of wild horse and burro management;
11. Experience or knowledge of horses or burros (Equine health,
training, and management);
12. Experience in working with disparate groups to achieve
collaborative solutions (e.g., civic organizations, planning
commissions, school boards, etc.);
13. Identification of any BLM permits, leases, or licenses held by
the individual or his or her employer;
14. Indication of whether the individual is a federally registered
15. Explanation of interest in serving on the Board.
All nominations must be accompanied by at least one letter of
reference sent from special interests or organizations the individual
may represent, including, but not limited to, business associates,
friends, co-workers, local, State, and/or Federal government
representatives, or members of Congress as well as any other
information that is relevant to the individual's qualifications.
As appropriate, certain Board members may be appointed as special
government employees. Special government employees serve on the Board
without compensation, and are subject to financial disclosure
requirements in the Ethics in Government Act and 5 CFR 2634.
Nominations are to be sent to the address listed under the ADDRESSES
Privacy Act Statement: The authority to request this information is
contained in 5 U.S.C. 301, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA),
and 43 CFR part 1784. The appointment officer uses this information to
determine education, training, and experience related to possible
service on a BLM advisory council. If you are appointed as an advisor,
the information will be retained by the appointing official for as long
as you serve. Otherwise, it will be destroyed 2 years after termination
of your membership or returned (if requested) following announcement of
the Board's appointments. Submittal of this information is voluntary.
However, failure to complete any or all items will inhibit fair
evaluation of your qualifications, and could result in you not
receiving full consideration for appointment.
Membership Selection: Individuals shall qualify to serve on the
Board because of their education, training, or experience that enables
them to give informed and objective advice regarding the interest they
represent. They should demonstrate experience or knowledge of the area
of their expertise and a commitment to collaborate in seeking solutions
to resource management issues. The Board is structured to provide fair
membership and balance, both geographic and interest specific, in terms
of the functions to be performed and points of view to be represented.
Members are selected with the objective of providing representative
counsel and advice about public land and resource planning. No person
is to be denied an opportunity to serve because of race, age, sex,
religion, or national origin. The Obama Administration prohibits
individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists to serve
on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees or councils. Pursuant to
Section 7 of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, members of
the Board cannot be employed by either Federal or State governments.
(Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1, 43 CFR 1784.6-1)
Assistant Director, Resources and Planning.
[FR Doc. 2016-31216 Filed 12-23-16; 8:45 am]
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