The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill three positions on its National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. 

Interested parties should submit an application packet that includes at a minimum a resume and nomination letter. Selected Board members advise the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) from the perspective of a particular interest in wild horse and burro management. The call for nominations is for the positions that represent humane advocacy, livestock management and wildlife management interests, a press release from the BLM said.

The BLM said the board plays an important role in the Department of the Interior’s efforts to be a good neighbor in states where the BLM and USFS oversee wild free-roaming horses and burros.

The advisory 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. The board typically meets twice annually, but the BLM may call additional meetings when necessary. Members serve a three-year term without salary. Members are reimbursed for approved travel and per diem expenses related to their activities on the board. 

The 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. The BLM said 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.

Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Board; individuals may also nominate themselves. Federal and state government employees are not eligible to serve on the Board. Applications must be submitted by March 30 to meet the 45-day deadline since the announcement for the nominations was shared online on in February.

Applications accepted for advocacy and management roles