|Statement||submitted by Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.|
|LC Classifications||SF360.4 .N37 2001|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||112 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||112|
|LC Control Number||2001330864|
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages the public lands for multiple-use and sustained yield, and the Wild Horse and Burro Program is part of that mandate. The program’s goal is to ensure both the health of wild horses and burros and the . Strategic research plan: wild horse and burro management by National Wild Horse and Burro Program (U.S.); United States. Bureau of Land Management; Geological Survey (U.S.) Biological Resources Division; United States. Animal and Plant Health Inspection ServicePages: Grazing land needed by cattle and other wild animals is depleted. The plan also addresses the cost of keeping wild horses off the range. “Every day, the BLM spends $ per horse in long term holding pastures and an average of $ per horse in corral facilities,” the plan notes. Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward reviews the science that underpins the Bureau of Land Management's oversight of free-ranging horses and burros on federal public lands in the western United States, concluding that constructive changes could be implemented. The Wild Horse and Burro Program has not used.
To maintain wild horses and burros in good condition and protect the health of our public lands, the BLM must manage the population growth of wild horse and burro herds. Without natural population controls, such as predation, herds can increase at a rate of up to 20 percent annually, doubling in size in just 4 to 5 years, if not appropriately. When Congress passed the omnibus appropriations bill last month, legislators included a mandate for the Bureau of Land Management to provide a new wild horse and burro management plan. The mandate was joined by a $ million cut to the program. The statements accompanying the appropriations bill for said the House and Senate committees that oversee the Interior . Program History. During the s, Velma B. Johnston, later known as "Wild Horse Annie," became aware of the ruthless and indiscriminate manner in which wild horses were being treated on western rangelands. So-called "mustangers" played a major role in harvesting wild horses for commercial purposes during this time. Wild Horse And Burro Resource Management. Federal Agency. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. Authorization. Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of , Public Law , as amended; Federal Land Policy and Management Act of , Public Law ; Public Rangelands Improvement Act of , Public Law Status.
The Forest Service administers 34 active wild horse or burro territories in Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah. Approximately 24 of mostly in Nevada, are jointly managed in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management. The Forest Service's primary responsibilities are. GRAND JUNCTION – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a virtual tour of a wild horse off-range pasture via Facebook Live on Sept. 21, starting at 9 a.m. terms: Wild-Horse-and-Burro. The Bureau of Land Management has provided Congress with a report detailing four options to deal with growing populations of wild horses and burros on BLM lands. Congress demanded a new horse and burro management plan last month, including a mandate in the omnibus appropriations bill after the BLM failed to produce a plan that was originally requested in the fiscal year . In late April, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) submitted a long overdue plan to Congress on how to address management of wild horses and burros on federal public lands. Increasing populations of wild horses and burros in the West have created significant range management challenges. In addition, the agency has been saddled with growing costs to manage populations on .