Wild Burros

BLM announces next 2 National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meetings: in Boise, Idaho (7/9/19-7/11/19) and Washington D.C. (10/29/19-10/31/19)

Source:  Federal Register


The Advisory Board will hold a summer public meeting on July 9-11, 2019, in Boise, Idaho. The Advisory Board will also hold a fall public meeting October 29-31, 2019, in Washington, DC.


The July meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Boise, 348 S 13th Street, Boise, ID 83702; telephone: (208) 342-7000. Further hotel information is available at https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/​en/​hotels/​idaho/​hilton-garden-inn-boise-downtown-BOIDOGI/​index.html. The October meeting will be held at the Phoenix Park Hotel at 520 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, telephone (202) 638-6900; and at 20 F Street Conference Center at 20 F Street, Suite 1000, NW, Washington, DC 20001; telephone (202) 295-8100. Further information on the hotel and conference center is available at https://www.phoenixparkhotel.com/​ and https://www.20fstreetcc.com/​.

I. Advisory Board July Public Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, July 9 (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. MT)

Field Trip to Sands Basin Herd Management Area—7:30 a.m.-Noon

(Public attendance is limited and on a first-come, first-served advance sign up.) Attendees must provide their own transportation (high-clearance vehicle recommended) and personal needs. To sign up, email Ms. Boothe at dboothe@blm.gov by June 25.

Advisory Board Working Group Meetings—1:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MT)

Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review

Advisory Board General Business

Off-Range Program Presentations

Thursday, July 11 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MT)

Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review

Advisory Board General Business

Public Comment Period (1:15-3:30 p.m.)

Advisory Board Discussion and Recommendations

Other Topics of Interest to the Advisory Board

Advisory Board meetings are open to the public in their entirety, and will be live-streamed at www.blm.gov/​live. The BLM will post the final agenda 2 weeks prior to the meeting online at www.blm.gov/​programs/​wild-horse-and-burro/​get-involved/​advisory-board. The meeting sites are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Any person(s) with special needs, such as an auxiliary aid; interpreting service; assistive listening device; or materials in an alternate format, must notify Ms. Boothe 2 weeks before the scheduled meeting date. It is important to adhere to the 2-week notice to allow sufficient time to arrange for the auxiliary aid or special service.

The final October public meeting agenda will be posted 2 weeks prior to the meeting on the BLM web page at: www.blm.gov/​programs/​wild-horse-and-burro/​get-involved/​advisory-board. A public comment period is tentatively scheduled for October 31.


Dorothea Boothe, Acting Wild Horse and Burro Program Coordinator, at (202) 912-7654 or by email at dboothe@blm.gov. Individuals that use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at (800) 877-8339 to contact Ms. Boothe during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All responses will be during normal business hours.

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    • The website says: Wild Horse and Burro Advocacy
      Ms. Celeste Carlisle
      Term Expires: 09/20/2021
      Public Interest (Equine Behavior)
      Mr. Fred T. Woehl, Jr.
      Term Expires: 10/16/2020
      Humane Advocacy
      Term Expires: TBD
      Natural Resource Management
      James French
      Term Expires: 10/16/2020
      Veterinary Medicine
      Dr. Tom Lenz, DVM
      Term Expires: 09/20/2021
      Wildlife Management
      Term Expires: TBD
      Wild Horse and Burro Research
      Dr. Sue M. McDonnell, Ph.D
      Term Expires: 10/16/2020
      Livestock Management
      Term Expires: TBD
      Public Interest (Special Knowledge/NRM)
      Dr. Barry Perryman
      Term Expires: 09/20/2021


      • Well, Celeste Carlisle comes from Return to Freedom & the name Barry Perryman sounds familiar. He also comes from the dept. of agriculture & thinks that we can eradicate cheatgrass by putting livestock out on it – no mention of wild horses just cows!
        Dr. Lenz, an honorary Vice Pres. of the American Quarter Horse Assn and trustee of the American Horse Council and the founding Chair of their Unwanted Horse Coalition – all 3 of which dont strike me as being against horse slaughter!
        Fred Woehl & Sue McDonnell have been there – for some time.
        James French – according to utube seems to actually have empathy & compassion for animals – hope it includes wild horses.
        So wildlife mgmt & livestock mgmt havent been chosen yet?
        I’m guessing Ginger is definitely not being brought back!


  1. It’s a highly promoted, over-staged performance, presentation designed to sway or convince opinion for political or commercial ends and the last thing that the most of these members want is to save are our wild horses and burros.


  2. The Sand Wash HMA is on public lands in Colorado, and open to the public, so the “public is limited” statement can’t be true. It’s also about a 10 hour drive one way to get to the HMA itself from Boise, so they must be expecting people to meet there for just a few hours then drive or fly on to Boise, with only a few hours allowed to tour the entire HMA once they get there. This time of year the thousands of permitted sheep are gone (permit period is Nov. through April) but they might get to see some new foals.

    A Denver photographer just won an Audubon/Colorado Life Editor’s Choice award for a photo of two dueling studs in the Sand Wash. It’s a great story (horses were misnamed in the article, as he points out elsewhere) and print sales are earmarked for the Sand Wash Advocate Team, all volunteers who oversee and advocate for Colorado’s largest remaining herd.



  3. The SANDS BASIN HMA has nearly 12,000 acres and a low AML of 33.

    The Bruneau “holding” facility is much closer to Boise and holds a lot more of America’s horses, plenty of whom have died there.

    The BLM Advisory Board should visit Bruneau instead of the Sands Basin, and bring along some of the public and media to help illuminate what is and has been happening in that repurposed cattle feedlot.

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