October 22, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A National Academy of Sciences team will hold its first meeting on the federal Bureau of Land Management's wild horse and burro management program on Oct. 27 in Reno.
The 14-member committee has been tasked with conducting an independent review of whether the agency is using the best science
available in managing wild horses and burros on Western rangelands.
Nevada has roughly half of the 33,000 wild horses that freely roam 10 Western states.
During the afternoon portion of the Oct. 27 meeting at the Airport Plaza Hotel, the committee will hear from BLM officials as well as experts on wild horse and burro genetics and population
The public will be allowed to address the committee from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. that night.
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