(@cjguru)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

Health and Safety data

Every unit of DOI should have to post detailed health and safety records (minus privacy sensitive information). This information should be granular down to the office/building, trail, campground, river/lake, beach etc.. Data should present what happened, how it happened, why it happened, how often things happen and what was/is being done to fix it. The system should be centralized and include all federally owned/leased ...more »

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(@spotts)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

Please end BLM's culture of secrecy

Despite a public mandate for meaningful change in the 2008 election, there remains a prevalent unwritten "culture of secrecy" in many Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices. This culture grew strong and deep-rooted during the eight Bush years, and there is no sign that it has weakened in the past year. BLM employees are strongly discouraged from sending any E-mails or preparing anything else in writing that describes ...more »

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(@spotts)

Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

Please establish a hotline to report alleged violations

If the Obama administration wants to encourage more effective two-way communications with the public, then it should establish a hotline where people can report allegations of violations of federal laws, including by federal employees. For example, I'm aware of a chronic pattern of trespass livestock grazing on BLM lands in apparent violation of the Endangered Species Act and Federal Land Policy and Management Act. ...more »

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(@spotts)

Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...

Please level the playing field for greater NGO & tribal input

The Interior Department should recognize that there is not currently a level playing field when it comes to meaningful participation in often complex and prolonged federal resource and land use planning processes. Business and industry representatives, and independently wealthy or retired people, usually have ample time and money to participate in these planning processes and to develop meaningful relationships with ...more »

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(@linda0)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

BLM & USFS Wild Horse & Burro Program

I request that the BLM and USFS issue ongoing updates on gathered wild horses. There is no other way to gauge the full impact of gathers on the continuing health and welfare of the animals in the BLM pipeline. Currently, the BLM does not provide any information on horses and burros once a gather has been completed. These animals literally disappear from the public record except for their aggregate numbers and maintenance ...more »

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(@laurahouston)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

DOI- BLM round-ups and all facilities need 24/7 live webcams

I want the BLM to run live webcams 24/7 at ALL round-ups and during all activities with the mustangs such as Vetting, sorting, loading/unloading trailers.

 

I want the helicoptors to have live cams on them aswell.

 

I want 24/7 live streaming webcams on all short and long-term holding facilities for mustangs.

 

The live cams will be on the BLM main website.

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(@cubicle88)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

Accountability on Financial Systems: $100's millions with no end

I was involved with the previous financial management system implementation at Interior that resulted in sunk and operation and maintenance costs of several hundred million dollars over the life cycle of the system (without reducing normal operational costs, implementing a highly complex and inefficient system, adding bureaucracy, and resulting in minimal, if any, improvements to financial integrity, FACT!). Currently, ...more »

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(@highnoonhorsefarm)

Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Committee

The process for choosing the members of this Advisory panel should be more transparent. There should be a process whereby the nominees could be voted on by the public. The current board has members on it that have been on it for over a decade. The board consists mostly of industry people from the states that have the largest amount of Public Land, which is like letting the fox guard the henhouse. The WH&B Advisory ...more »

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(@linda0)

Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

Posts to This Website

First, I'd like to thank the DOI for creating this wesite. It provides a unique opportunity to present citizens' views directly to the agency. As everyone can see from the ideas and comments that have been closed, it is important to be on-topic, post to the correct category, and abide by the site's "Terms of Participation". Above all, please be respectful. The DOI has graciously provided this public forum, and we ...more »

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(@steelefarm)

Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

BLM Advisory Board

I have attended a BLM Advisory Board Meeting in the past. It is time for the Advisory Board to have representation from wild horse experts and advocates as well as bona fide Humane representation. I was amazed at the meeting to find that many of the members of the Advisory Board showed an negative regard for the animals in question. It is also apparent that the Board does not respond to any concerned public comment, ...more »

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(@mkmg365)

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Why are you closing so many threads???

You asked us for input and we are giving it. Whether its nice or not becomes irrelevant when the facts speak for themselves. My prior comment about people in charge of the Calico Roundup was fact. BLM even reported that approximately 30 horses were left without water overnight on Jan 31.

 

I thought my comment about starting a bucket brigrade and calling all hands on deck was a great one.

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(@dbuscem1)

Tell Us How to Improve this Site...

Off Topic Section

Is it possible to make the "off topic' section more transparent? I had to type it in the search box. Can you possibly make it Option #6?

Also, it may be difficult to state facts without violating the rules, so how would you suggest we do that. I really do want to be respectful but sometimes there is no "politically correct way" to do so.

Thanks,

Donna

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(@dbuscem1)

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Managing the Land & the Mustangs

I suggest the BLM focus on other ways, besides mustang roundups, to manage the public lands, for the multi use purpose of the lands. Seeding the range and providing hay in true emergency equine situations would be much cheaper than the cost of roundups and feeding the 30,000+ horses that are in long term holding. Also, the number of horses being rounded up far exceed the number of available adoptors - due in part to ...more »

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