As we take our first steps into 2022, the direction of advocacy for wild horses and burros in the coming year is starting to take shape. What advocacy looks like in 2022 will depend a lot on how we interact with lawmakers, land management agencies, media and each other.
We have organized back-to-back events to give you some of the information you will need to engage in your personal advocacy. In addition to the article we write, the live event format is demonstrating an effective mode to communicate with all of you. So we are wasting no time; time is not on the side of our wild ones as the “2020 plan” accelerates.
These events are set to last 1 hour each. As with most things in the wild horse/burro world the subjects are connected to each other. You do not need to attend both events to understand each subject. However, the overlap is significant and understanding one will help you understand the importance of the other. The ticket price is set low and will simply help cover the cost of the event and the interface. Tickets are limited to allow us to address each subject more appropriately for those of you that attend.
NOTE: The email address you use to register is the email you will need to use to sign in to the event. If you use an email for your Zoom calls, Zoom events is a different interface. However, using the same email to register for Zoom Events that you use for Zoom calls, will help you sign in smoothly.
This event is a presentation to discuss the “2020 plan” you hear about: what it is, what it is doing and some of the things you can do about it. In 2021, you saw the results of this plan at nearly full funding levels hit wild horse country. In 2022, this plan is set to receive more funding as it sits as the foundation that fuels the rapid fire assault on our herds.
What is an HMAP and why does it matter? When we say “Wild horses and burros are managed to suit other interests,” the statement is not rhetoric. Management planning for everything from huge mines, livestock and even off-road racing can all impact the “gather planing” that masquerades as management planning for wild horses and burros. There are no plans that can be used (example, in court) to protect wild horses and burros from those that use your public lands for profit. This “missing link” is a crucial part of any reform that we all may hope to achieve of the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program.
In these chaotic times it can help to gather as much information as you can before you act.
Together, we can turn the direction of this program toward real reform.
You can help us continue our innovative work.
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