House to Consider FY 2020 Appropriations Bill Today

Refer to page 8 in Division D for a discussion of the WHB program.

Regarding the ‘Path Forward,’ the bill obligates the BLM to develop a “an aggressive, non-lethal population control strategy” for wild horses and burros.

The plan must include:

  • The number of additional personnel needed to implement the strategy
  • The resources needed to substantially increase the number of animals gathered
  • The additional facilities that will be needed to warehouse those animals
  • The amount of fertility control needed to minimize future removals

The bill also includes the customary $10 million for range improvements, to be funded by grazing receipts.  Yep, approximately 80% of those fees are plowed back into the program every year, to make life better for the public-lands ranchers.

RELATED: Congress Proposes $21 Million for ‘Path Forward’ in FY 2020.

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