The Bureau of Land Management is the Federal government agency that manages more than 245 million acres of public, multi-use land. That’s about the size of California and Texas put together. Much of that protected acreage lies in 10 Western states.
Among the sagebrush and ranchland, wild horse and burro populations thrive. All 38,000 of them receive Federal protection through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro program. Caring for wild horses is big part of BLM’s land and resource management mission. It’s also the subject the agency’s Junior Explorer Wild Horses and Burros Activity Book, available through GPO.
This children’s activity workbook “focuses on where wild horses and burros live, what they eat, and how they communicate.” It features fun facts, a word search, and even a quick blurb about “Wild Horse Annie,” a Nevadan who advocated for the humane treatment of wild horses in the 1950s.
Junior explorers can learn about freeze mark identification for adoptive animals, horse and burro physiology, and tips for interacting with animals in their natural habitat.
At the end of the activity book, BLM Junior Explorers receive a certification if they promise to:
- Do all I can to help preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources on our public lands,
- Be aware of how my actions can affect other living things and the evidence of our past,
- Keep learning about the importance of nature and our heritage, and
- Share what I have learned with others!
The Junior Explorer Wild Horses and Burros Activity Book shows kids that while public lands do belong to them, they can make the choice to be good stewards to animals and appreciate the land where they roam.
How do I obtain this publication?
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- Click here to purchase Junior Explorer Wild Horses and Burros Activity Book
- Click here to purchase BLM Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Handbook
- Click here to purchase Can I Get Free Land From the BLM?
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About the author: Blogger contributor Chelsea Milko is a Public Relations Specialist in GPO’s Public Relations Office.