Three to Join BLM Wild Horse Advisory Board

James French; Sue M. McDonnell, PhD; and Fred T. Woehl, Jr. will each serve a three-year term.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced today that the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture have made their selections to fill the three open positions on its nine-member National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

James French of Winnemucca, Nevada, was appointed for the category of natural resources management; Sue M. McDonnell, PhD, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, has been reappointed for the category of wild horse and burro research; and Fred T. Woehl, Jr., of Harrison, Arkansas, has been reappointed for the category of public interest (equine behavior).

Each will serve a three-year term on the Advisory Board.

The nine-member National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the BLM, an agency of the Interior Department, and the U.S. Forest Service, part of the Agriculture Department, on the management and protection of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands and national forests administered by those agencies, as mandated by the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Members of the board, who represent various categories of interests, must have a demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate programs, identify problems, work collaboratively, and develop corrective actions

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