BLM seeks partnerships to better manage feral horses and burros
In Oregon, an ongoing public-private project has secured government funding to send wild horses with contraceptive treatments.
According to the Bureau of Land Management, this is just one example of new grant funding in action, and the program is also available in Colorado.
In fact, the BLM is making new grants available to public and private partners to help support the agency’s mission to manage and protect wild horses and burros. The funding opportunity is open to local and state governments, tribes, other federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
“The BLM is excited to continue its efforts to work collaboratively with educational institutions, non-profit organizations and other government agencies to manage and protect wild horses and burros on public lands,” said Holle ‘Waddell, head of the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro division. , in a report. “Whether it’s helping improve habitat quality, finding good homes for our living legends, or enforcing birth control on the range, I encourage the wider wild horse and burro community to seriously consider this opportunity. to partner with the BLM on these important actions.”
This is the second year that the BLM is inviting proposals for wild horse and donkey projects. Grant sizes will range from $1,000 to $50,000.
Proposed out-of-scope projects will be accepted through Oct. 31, and proposals could include projects like facilitating the placement of surplus animals into private care or providing educational opportunities to the public.
Additionally, projects to support field activities, such as building habitat improvements or applying fertility control to wild horses and burros, can be submitted from November 1 through January 31. .
Proposals to care for wild horses and surplus burros in off-course facilities and proposals for research funding are not eligible for this funding.
Applicants may offer to partner with BLM domain, district state, and national offices. Learn more at bit.ly/3BZEZPO.