Nevada Tri-RAC meeting set

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has a meeting scheduled on January 31 and February 1 of 2013 of the statewide “Tri-RAC,” or Resource Advisory Council. The meeting will be held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks, Nevada.

Nevada has three RACs: the Mojave-Southern Great Basin, the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin and the Northeastern Great Basin. Each RAC consists of a 15-member advisory panel that provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues for 48 million acres (67 percent of the state) of BLM-administered lands in Nevada.

Public comment periods expanded during meeting. First comment period Jan. 31, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., second comment period Feb. 1, 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m..

We urge interested public to attend. You can submit data and comments in writing relevant to wild horse and burro management during public comment period. This is a good venue to present written data pertaining to genetic viability, HMA/HA boundary lines, drought and emergency management, tourism, etc.

RAC webpage:

Agenda, day one
Agenda, day one
Agenda, Day two
Agenda, Day two

One thought on “Nevada Tri-RAC meeting set

  1. How much of the decision making will be based on real scientific evidence? My guess is zero, with only 1% of the herd management budget being spent on research! And how much weigh will the public comments have in this forum? My guess is little to none with the board being made up of bias individuals with private agendas **(Livestock Brand inspector and supervisor; Advocates for the sale of Wild Mustangs for slaughter; Member of hunting organizations that lobby for the removal of burros and wild horses in order to increase forage for big game animals as well as the hunting of horses and burros; Advocates for use of birth control without scientific research to ensure viability of the wild herds; Cattle rancher; & one who openly considers wild horse advocates to be militant!)** The board is completely unbalanced, but we will send our comments anyway, as we always do. With the ground breaking efforts of WHE pushing our efforts in the courts, we may have a chance to be heard! One thing is for certain, we are not going stop fighting!

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