BLM, USFS seek National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board member

National Office
Jason Lutterman

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released a second call for nominations to fill a vacancy for the position that represents natural resource management on the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. 

Interested parties should submit an application packet that demonstrates their experience or knowledge of natural resource management and their commitment to collaborate in seeking solutions to resource management issues. Additional instructions can be found in the Federal Register notice published on Feb. 14, 2024. Nominations must be received and post-marked no later than March 15, 2024.

The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is comprised of nine members representing a range of interests who advise the BLM and USFS on the protection and management of wild horses and burros under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, as amended. 

Individuals qualify to serve on the Advisory Board based on their education, training, or experience that enables them to give informed and objective advice regarding the interest they represent. Members are selected with the objective of providing representative counsel and advice about public land and resource planning. No person is to be denied an opportunity to serve because of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin.

Board members typically serve three-year terms and meet 1-4 times annually. Board members serve without salary, though they are reimbursed for approved travel and per diem expenses related to their activities on the Advisory Board. 

The BLM and U.S Forest Service first issued a call for nominations for the positions of natural resource management, public interest (with special knowledge of equine behavior) and wild horse and burro research on Oct. 2, 2023. Due to the limited number of nomination packets received, it was determined that a second call for nominations was warranted for the natural resource position. Applications previously submitted for the Oct. 2 call for nominations need not be resubmitted. 

For more information on the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, visit the BLM website at