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Federal Agencies Seek to Shrink Size of Oregon Wild Horse Herd in New Plan

Published on Aug 13, 2019

(August 13, 2019) In July, the U.S. Forest Service announced a scoping comment period for proposed actions to establish a plan for Oregon’s Murderers Creek Wild Horse Joint Management Area (JMA) and to make amendments to the Malheur Forest Plan. 

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Response to Alta Magazine's, "Feral Horses, Fierce Controversy"

Published on Aug 6, 2019

“Fake news” is a reality in today’s society, and our wild horses and burros are not immune from the barrage of inaccurate, misleading, agenda-driven reporting.

A recent example is Jason G. Goldman’s “Feral Horses, Fierce Controversy” that was published in the July...

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Forest Service Seeks to Limit Public Comments on Wild Horse & Other Actions

Published on Aug 6, 2019

(August 5, 2019) Fifty years ago, Congress enacted the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies (like the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service) to assess the environmental effects of proposed actions on public lands prior to...

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Report: Pine Nut Wild Horse Roundup, Summer 2019

Published on Aug 1, 2019

The Pine Nut Mountains HMA consists of 95,391 BLM public lands acres, as well as 8,925 acres of a mix of both private and other public lands for a total of 104,316 acres. The BLM has established an arbitrary population limit of just 118-179 wild horses allowed to reside within the HMA.

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BLM Move of Headquarters and DC Staff Will Have Major Impacts on Western Lands and Wild Herds

Published on Jul 26, 2019

A massive reorganization of the BLM that involves moving its headquarters to Grand Junction, CO and transferring  most of its Washington, D.C. staff out west is raising concerns about the future of federal lands and the agency tasked with managing and conserving them. ...

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Submit Your Comments to the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

Published on Jun 25, 2019

The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is meeting on July 9 -11 in Boise, Idaho.  In recent years, the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program has gone from bad to worse, and the special interest agenda of achieving the virtual extinction of wild free-roaming horses and burros for...

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Report: Reno, Nevada Wild Horse Summit

Published on Jun 19, 2019

(June 18, 2019) In 2017, the Wildlife Society and its National Wild Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition, representing  livestock and hunting interests including the NRA and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, organized a summit on wild horse management in Salt Lake City....

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Virginia Range Mustang Fertility Control Program Gallops Ahead

Published on Jun 19, 2019

(June 18, 2019) On April 9, the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the American Wild Horse Campaign signed a Cooperative Agreement to resume the fertility control darting program and the community darting team sprang into action! In just over 2 months, over...

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The Latest: Appropriations and Wild Horses

Published by AWHC Government Relations on Jun 18, 2019

(June 18, 2019) If you've followed the plight of wild horses and burros in the past, then you almost certainly know the importance of Congress's yearly "appropriations" bills. For the uninitiated, appropriations bills both fund government operations and contain policy riders that affect how the...

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AWHC Youth Leader on BLM Management of Wild Horses on Public Lands

Published on Jun 17, 2019

Hello again, everyone. Bailey here. If you read my last post, you may remember a very special horse from my local 4H, Shiloh. Shiloh was once a wild mustang in Wyoming, and at a young age, he was captured by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). To understand why the mustang population is in...

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A Timely Devil's Garden Wild Horse Update

Published by Mary Koncel, AWHC on Jun 12, 2019

(June 11, 2019) Last November, the United States Forest Service (USFS) completed its roundup and removal of 932 horses from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory (Territory).  More than six months later, controversy and concerns persist. What will be the fate of the captured horses in...

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BLM Oregon Blocks Adoption of Mustang with Rare Twin Foals - Take Action!

Published on May 31, 2019

Something miraculous happened last week the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Hines Corrals in Oregon. A mare who was rounded up from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area (HMA) in October, recently gave birth... to twins!

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