National Wild Horse, Burro Board to Meet March 27-28

The board will discuss the challenge of wild horse and burro management on public lands and how a growing population is impacting the environment.
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The BLM said the most recent population estimates suggest that about 73,000 wild horses and burros in reside 10 Western states—a record number since the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed. | Photo: iStock

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet March 27-28 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to discuss the challenge of wild horse and burro management on public lands and the impacts a growing overpopulation is having on the environment

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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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