The National Wild Horse Association (NWHA)
is a registered non-profit 501 (c)(3)
organization run completely by volunteers. The National wild Horse Association
(NWHA) was established in 1971 when Congress passed the
Horses and Burros Act".
The mission of
Horse Association is to ensure the welfare of
wild horses and burros and
their survival, in an ecologically balanced
environment on the open range.
Organization Profile: The NWHA has over 30 years experience with wild
horses and burros and the issues surrounding them. Members have worked in five
states and over 80 Herd Management Areas (HMA's). We
to maintain good working relationships with various governmental
agencies through co-operative agreements with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Our continuing goal is to see that public lands achieve a thriving ecological
balance, assuring the quality of life and continuance of wild
horses and burros
on the open range. Through continuing range monitoring and evaluation, we have
helped to determine Appropriate Management
Levels (AML's) throughout the area
with the BLM in Southern Nevada.
Over the past 10 years, the NWHA has raised more than 500 orphan foals with a
less than 1% mortality rate. The NWHA has been involved in more than 30 satellite
adoptions and continually strives to educate the public on the adoption program
and wild horse issues.
NWHA members provide thousands of volunteer hours annually to support
and secure the
future of wild horses and burros, and was awarded BLM's highest honor, the National Volunteer Award for 2003, "Making a Difference on the
Public Lands" in recognition of our many years of service.