Wednesday, March 18, 2015

BLM to Hold Scoping Meetings on Fate of Near Extinct Wild Burros

Straight from the Horse's Heart

“Attention all wild horse and burro advocates; our disappearing wild burros need your voice at an upcoming BLM scoping meeting to be held April 1-2. If you can arrange to attend please do so and speak on their behalf. Thanks, in advance, for your dedication and commitment…keep the faith.” ~ R.T.

The information below supplied by “The Daily Miner
Wild Burros in BLM holding ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation
Wild Burros in BLM holding ~ photo by Terry Fitch ofWild Horse Freedom Federation
KINGMAN – How the Bureau of Land Management manages burros will be the topic of discussion when a pair of scoping meetings are held in Mohave County April 1-2.
The bureau will focus on the management of wild burros in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area, located about 15 miles west of Kingman. The area parallels the eastern bank of the Colorado River for 80 miles, from Hoover Dam south to the Needles Bridge on the Arizona-California border.
The first meeting takes place in Bullhead City from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 1 and the second will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 2 at the BLM Kingman field office, 2755 Mission Boulevard off of Hualapai Mountain Road.
The first half hour features poster presentations for viewing. The formal presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and the following topics will be discussed:
• The current population estimate
• Vegetation utilization data
• Fertility control
• The appropriate management level
• Burros outside of the herd management area
Attendees can comment on issues, data and any other concerns following the presentation.
For more information, contact BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialist Chad Benson at (928) 718-3750.

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