The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a virtual public hearing regarding the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the management of wild horses and burros. The hearing is scheduled for May 24, from 3-5 p.m. MT, and will be held using Zoom video conferencing technology and live-streamed at

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 requires BLM to conduct an annual hearing to consider the use of motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses and burros. The BLM typically uses motorized vehicles to conduct gather operations, complete population surveys, and transport animals to/from corrals, pastures, and adoption, sale, and transfer events.

To provide a comment during the virtual public hearing, members of the public must register in advance by May 23. Written comments may also be sent to [email protected]. Please include ‘‘Motorized Vehicle Comment’’ in the subject line of the email. Comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. MT on May 23.

For additional information regarding the public hearing, please contact the Wild Horse and Burro National Information Center at 866-468-7826 or [email protected]. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 711 to reach the National Information Center during normal business hours.

The BLM manages and protects wild horses and burros across 26.9 million acres of public lands in 10 Western states. More information on the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program can be found at

Chieftain Staff Report