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Bureau of Land Management
For Release: Monday, June 24, 2002
Hillerie C. Patton

Correction to Notice of Call for Nominations to BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is today publishing in the Federal Register a Notice of Call for Nominations to the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. This notice was previously published in the Federal Register: Vol. 67, No.98, Tuesday May 21, 2002 but with incorrect dates. The correct date by which all nominations must be received is July 24, 2002.

Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Individuals may also nominate themselves for Board membership. All nomination letters should include the name, address, occupation, relevant biographic data, category of interest and reference sources for each nominee. Board members will be appointed to three year terms.

Currently, the BLM is seeking nominations for the following categories: humane advocacy, wildlife management, and livestock management. Each member must be a person who, as a result of training and experience, has knowledge or special expertise, which qualifies him or her to provide advice from among the categories of interest listed above.

Nominations should sent to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, Nevada 89520-0006, Attn: Ramona DeLorme; Fax (775) 861-6711.

The BLM, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages more land—261 million surface acres—than any other Federal agency. Most of the country's BLM-managed public land is located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. These lands, once remote, now provide the growing communities of the West with open space that gives the region much of its character. The Bureau, which has a budget of $1.8 billion and a workforce of 10,000 employees, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the Nation. The BLM's "multiple use" mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The BLM accomplishes this by managing for such resources as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, and energy and mineral development that helps meet the nation's energy needs, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on the public lands.