Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wild Horses and Burros Act
Wild Horses and Burros Act (16 USC 1331-1340) -- Public Law 92-195, approved December 15,
1971, (85 Stat. 649) provides for protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros. It directs
the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior and Forest Service of the
Department of Agriculture to manage such animals on public lands under their jurisdiction.
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