NACD: BLM, POLICY EXPERTS MEET IN D.C. TO DISCUSS WILD HORSE AND BURRO POPULATION

WASHINGTON D.C. – November 5, 2019 – Last week, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board met in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ongoing degradation of the nation’s western rangelands caused by the overpopulation of free-roaming wild horses and burros.

Over the course of the two-day meeting, the board received updates from BLM and the U.S. Forest Service. The board was briefed on BLM’s use of advertising on social media for potential adopters of wild horses and burros, the online corral and the internal monitoring system the BLM uses once a wild horse or burro is adopted.

NACD’s Natural Resource Policy Specialist Adam Pugh (pictured above) attended the meeting, where he emphasized the importance of common sense, ecologically-sound rangeland management practices to ensure that wildlife and rangelands are preserved for future generations. After the public comment period, the advisory board provided five recommendations to the BLM on the humane treatment of wild horses and burros.

On Oct. 31, NACD President Tim Palmer sent a letter to the advisory board outlining NACD’s policies to address the overabundance of wild horses and burros.

To view the full hearing, visit BLM’s website.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.