The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a second call for public nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.
To be considered for selection, nominations must be submitted via email or fax by Dec. 28, or postmarked by the same date. The BLM published its second request for nominations in the Federal Register.
Nominations are for a term of three years and are needed to represent the following categories of interest: humane advocacy groups, wildlife management organizations, and livestock management organizations.
Those who have already submitted a nomination in response to the first call for nominations—published in the Federal Register on Aug. 14 (80 FR 48910)—do not need to resubmit. All nominations from the first and second calls will be considered together during the review process.
The board advises the BLM, an agency of the Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the Department of Agriculture, on the protection and management of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands administered by those agencies. The board generally meets twice a year and the BLM director can call additional meetings when necessary. Members serve without salary, but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses according to government travel regulations.
The advisory board comprises nine members who represent a balance of interests. Each member has knowledge or special expertise that qualifies him or her to provide advice in one of the following categories: wild ho