The volunteer will maintain on-the-range documentation of wild horses and burros in their chosen Herd Management Area (HMA) in the United States in conjunction with The Cloud Foundation’s (TCF) Resource Guide, other advocacy organizations, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  Documentation of the wild horses and burros will include individual photographs, record-keeping of each band—including geophaphic areas they frequent, members including ages, parentage, head/body/leg markings and color, and band status (stallion, mare, filly, colt). Bachelors, as well as missing horses statistics, will also be maintained and frequently updated when new documentation is available. All birth and mortality rates will be kept up to date.

 

Volunteers, as well as BLM field managers and wild horse and burro (WH&B) specialists, will assume responsibility at each herd site to collaborate—become educated on the herd and take on this challenge to work together.

 

It will be necessary to have volunteers certified to administer porcine zona pellucida (PZP) to help maintain range-appropriate management levels (AML’s) within each herd. These management levels are established to be in accordance with BLM procedures.

 

Here are some of the Volunteer Opportunities available: The opportunities of the volunteers include the following.  All of this information can be found in the Resource Guide which explains each position in each group thoroughly.

  • Documentation: Maintaining and tracking herd census and changes

  • Photography

  • Herd observer/field documenter

  • Database administration

  • PZP application

  • Rangeland Health

  • Education

  • and more

 

For more information, please contact us and download the Resource Guide!

 

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