Outreach and Communication Working Group

AKA/Steering Committee Working Group
Led by Terry Messmer terry.messmer@usu.edu, and Celeste Carlisle podlypod@yahoo.com


  1. Develop collaborative committee focused on public messaging/education and congressional strategy
  2. Develop organizing structure and funding strategy for working groups
  3. Establish forum/workshop to build trust/alignment within this group
  4. Enhance communication between all FREES working groups

U.S. Knowledge and Opinions of Free-Roaming Horses 2020 survey results now available.  There were over 3000 respondents from all regions of the U.S.  The survey team was headed by Dr. Nicki Frey and included specialists from 5 western states that study free-roaming horse biology, ecology, and management, rangeland ecology, and human-wildlife conflict management.

National Survey Discussion on how to better communicate with an increasingly diverse public. 

Draft WHB FREES Business Plan


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