So I’ve been reading a few of Terri Farley’s Phantom Stallion series of late. The books often reference the Bureau of Land Management or BLM. One character in the story works for the BLM. She is responsible for looking after the welfare of the local mustangs.
It’s only taken me four books in this series to realise I could put together a post relating to BLM work and horses! 😉
According to the BLM website:
The BLM protects and manages wild horses and burros under the authority of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to ensure that healthy herds thrive on healthy rangelands.
The Bureau of Land Management
Horses aren’t the sole focus of the Bureau of Land Management. They do however have one area that focuses on wild horses and burros. In fact, you can read about the history on their fact sheet page.
Other areas the BLM focus on include:
- land conservation
For those who are interested in helping to preserve the wild horses in the United States, then the work that the BLM carries out may be of interest. Indeed, it may be an area that you would like to pursue work wise. The BLM has 16 different offices listed in various locations on their site.
For those who are familiar with horses, they know that these animals need sufficient grazing and land to live on. If this is to happen well, then the land needs to be adequately managed. A program that works to promote the health of land and horses is one worth investing in.
“Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope!” – Toni Robinson