Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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At a crossroads: Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program.

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Currently, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program is at a crossroads as populations on the range are overpopulated, causing poor animal health and degradation of public rangelands. High holding costs for excess animals that have been removed from the range limit effective on-range management. The BLM has recently submitted a report to Congress that outlined four options and other administrative/legislative actions to improve the management of wild horses and burros on public lands and meet agency goals.