NATIONAL WILD HORSE AND BURRO ADVISORY BOARD

Helping Through Service

The BLM works with its National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board), which is composed of representatives from multiple interest groups and the public.  The Board meets regularly to discuss issues and to advise the BLM.

Board members represent various interests: wild horse and burro advocacy groups, wild horse and burro research institutions, veterinarians, natural resource organizations, humane advocacy groups, wildlife associations, and livestock organizations, plus the general public with a special knowledge of equine behavior. 

Board members, who may not be employees of the federal or state governments, are appointed by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture.  Board meetings and calls for board nominees are published in the Federal Register

Each year, the BLM requests nominations for the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board from individuals, national organizations, and associations involved with, and interested in, the protection and management of wild horses and burros on public lands administered by the BLM and U.S. Forest Service. Learn more here.

Board Meetings

At each meeting, the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board makes recommendations to the BLM for consideration.  The BLM also presents updates on various aspects of the Wild Horse and Burro Program.  Below you can find materials related to the most recent meeting of the Advisory Board, as well as materials for upcoming meetings. 

Upcoming Meetings

Virtual Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting
June 30-July 1
Via Zoom Video Conferencing

Public Comment Registration
There will be three public comment periods during the 2021 Virtual Advisory Board Meeting. Comments will be delivered via audio only, using Zoom Video Conferencing technology. Registration is limited based on available time and will close when full. Speakers may sign up to speak at one comment period only and may not reassign their slot to another speaker. Read the Rules of the Zoom before registering. 

Public Comment Session 1 - June 30, 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. MT
Public Comment Session 2 - July 1, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MT
Public Comment Session 3 - July 1, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. MT

Past Meetings

Recent Advisory Board Meeting Materials 

View the materials from the September 24-25, 2020 virtual meeting

News Release

Meeting Materials

View the materials from the October 29-31, 2019 Washington, D.C. meeting

Advisory Board Recommendations to the BLM and U.S. Forest Service

News Release

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

20 F St. NW Conference Center
20 F St., NW, First Floor Conference Room
Washington, D.C. 20001

Meeting Materials

Presentations

View the materials from the July 9-11, 2019 Boise, ID meeting

Draft Board Recommendations

Presentations

View the materials from the October 9-11, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT meeting

Presentations

View the materials from the October 18-19, 2017 Grand Junction, CO meeting. 

Presentations

View the materials from the September 8-9, 2016 Elko, NV meeting.

Presentations

View the materials from the April 13-14, 2016 Redmond, OR meeting.

Presentations

Watch Advisory Board meeting videos on @BLMNational YouTube.