In the heart of Wyoming (and greedy cattle and sheep activists), the wild horses desperately need your voice and your presence, so please try to attend this meeting in Riverton, Wyoming on Aug. 25th (hotels/motels listed HERE). Also, if the roundups are not stopped, please try to go to the roundups that are supposed to start Aug. 20th. Bring a friend. Invite media to both this meeting and to the roundups.
If you can’t be at this meeting, send the media and your Congressional representatives the article about this written by Carol Walker and the press release by the Cloud Foundation that were posted here the past week.
Again, here in America, you can make a public comment and say anything you want (brave Americans have died so we could have fee speech), even if the BLM wants you to think your comment “should” only pertain to topics listed on their agenda (per statement written below). -Debbie
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
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Notice of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
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 Monday, August 25, 2014, from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. This will be a 1-day meeting.
ADDRESSES: This Advisory Board meeting will take place in the Little Theater
(SC 109), located in the Student Center Building of Central Wyoming College, 2660
Peck Avenue, Riverton, WY 82501, telephone 1-800-735-8418.
Written comments pertaining to the August 25, 2014, Advisory Board meeting can be
mailed to National Wild Horse and Burro Program,WO-260, Attention: Ramona
DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502-7147, or sent electronically to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Advisory Board Comment” in the subject line of
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and
Burro Administrative Assistant, at telephone 775-861- 6583. 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
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
Monday, August 25, 2014 (8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
8:00 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review
8:40 a.m. Approval of April 2014 Minutes
9:00 a.m. BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations
9:20 a.m. Wild Horse and Burro Program Update
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Public Comment Period Begins
2:30 p.m. Public Comment Period Ends
3:00 p.m. Working Group Reports
3:45 p.m. Advisory Board Discussion and Recommendations to the BLM
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
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 2 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 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 Monday, August 25, 2014, at 1:00 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 Monday meeting should register in
person with the BLM by 12:00 p.m. on August 25, 2014, 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 3 minutes in length;
however, this time may vary. Commenters should address the specific wild horse and
burro-related topics listed on the agenda. Speakers are requested to submit a written
copy of their statement to the address listed in the “ADDRESSES” section above 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
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 us in your comment to withhold your personal
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to
(Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1)
Deputy Assistant Director
Resources and Planning
[FR Doc. 2014-17378 Filed 07/24/2014 at 8:45 am; Publication Date: 07/25/2014]