U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Nevada Wild Horses & Burros|
Wild Horse and Burro Volunteer Program
BLM Nevada is responsible for managing about half the nation’s wild horses and burros within 84 herd management areas comprising 14.7 million acres of public land.
Volunteers Can Help
Volunteers can help BLM Nevada to accomplish our wild horse and burro management mission. As a volunteer, you will represent the BLM and are subject to all applicable BLM rules and regulations. Specialized training/certification, experience or background checks may be required for some volunteer positions.
To be a volunteer, you will need to be at least 18 years of age, have no citations or convictions for inhumane treatment of animals, and a valid driver’s license. Individuals who are not citizens of the United States may have additional special requirements.
If you are under age 18, the approval of your parents (or guardian) is required. Volunteers under age 18 must be supervised by a parent or guardian and are not allowed to work directly with horses or burros. Volunteers under age 16 may not work with power tools or operate equipment.
To be a BLM volunteer, an approved Volunteer Agreement is required. Work is performed at BLM’s request.
A variety of volunteer opportunities are available to individuals interested in assisting BLM Nevada with our wild horse and burro program. Included are opportunities to:
Your volunteer duties will be based on a combination of your experience and areas of interest and BLM’s need to accomplish specific work. Specific duties will be outlined in your Volunteer Agreement.
Reimbursing Volunteers for Expenses
Provided that funding is available, wild horse and burro program volunteers may be reimbursed for mileage, per diem (meals or lodging), or other expenses incurred when work is performed at BLM’s request.
A volunteer's safety is of utmost importance to BLM. Pre-certification by the responsible Field Office Wild Horse and Burro Specialist is a mandatory requirement for volunteers who will be operating BLM equipment or handling wild horses or burros. A risk analysis assessment specific to these duties is also required. Volunteers are required to follow specific procedures outlined in the risk assessment at all times. Failure to do so may result in immediate termination of the volunteer agreement.
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