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Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act

Legislation to protect wild free-roaming horses and burros from capture, branding, harassment, or death. Under this Act (16 USC 1331 et seq.), the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued regulations requiring that wild horses and burros be managed as an integral part of the natural system of public lands under the principle of multiple use. In some instances, agreements have been negotiated between the BLM and a tribe regarding management of a specific herd. The full suite of regulations issued by the BLM is available at 43 CFR 4700.

Regulations Applicable to Energy Development

The entire suite of regulations issued by the BLM under this Act may be applicable to energy development activities.

Relevant Web Site(s)

  • National Wild Horse and Burro Program
    Provides information on BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Program, including information about the location of herds, population statistics, and the adoption program

This statute may apply to the following energy resources:
Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Coal, Geothermal, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind
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