BLM plans virtual hearing on the use of motor vehicles, aircraft to handle wild horses, burros
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KTVZ) – The US Bureau of Land Management will host a virtual public hearing regarding the use of motor vehicles and aircraft in the management of wild horses and burros on public lands. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. PT) and will be held using Zoom video conferencing technology and broadcast live at BLM.gov/live.
An annual public hearing is required by the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to review the use of motor vehicles and aircraft in assembly operations, population inventory efforts, and transporting animals to / from corrals, pastures and adoption, sale. and transfer events.
To provide comments during the virtual public hearing, members of the public can register in advance no later than May 22 at https://blm.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_45qS9QqsTPOEh96NU_lO6Q. Written comments can also be sent prior to the hearing to BLM_HQ_MotorizedVehicleHearing@blm.gov. Please include “Motor Vehicle Comment” in the subject line of the email. Comments are due by 5 p.m. MT on May 24.
For more information regarding the public hearing, please contact Dorothea Boothe, Wild Horse and Burro Program Coordinator, at (602) 906-5543 or firstname.lastname@example.org. People who use a Deaf Telecommunications Device (Deaf) can reach Ms. Boothe during regular business hours by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.
The BLM manages and protects wild horses and burros on 26.9 million acres of public land in 10 western states. For more information on the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program, please visit BLM.gov/whb.
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