The BLM and USFS seek nominations for National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board


Bureau of Land Management

Media Contact:

Jason Lutterman

The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service are seeking nominations to fill three positions on the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. The Board advises the BLM and USFS on the protection and management of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands administered by those agencies. 

This call for nominations is for the positions that represent natural resource management, public interest (with special knowledge of equine behavior) and wild horse and burro research, which will become vacant on January 11, 2024. 

The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is comprised of nine members who represent a range of interests. Individuals qualify to serve on the Board because of their education, training, or experience that enables them to give informed and objective advice regarding the interest they represent. Successful nominees will demonstrate experience or knowledge of the area of their expertise and a commitment to collaborate in seeking solutions to resource management issues. 

Board members typically meet one to four times annually; however, additional meetings may be called when necessary. Members serve a three-year term without salary, though members are reimbursed for approved travel and per diem expenses related to their activities on the board. 

Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Board; interested parties may also nominate themselves. Current federal and state government employees are not eligible to serve on the Board. More information, including instructions for submitting application packets, can be found in the October 2, 2023 Federal Register notice. Nominations must be received no later than November 16, 2023. 

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

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.