GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (KOLO) -- The Fish Springs community is voicing its opposition to a BLM-proposed plan that looks to remove wild horses from the Pine Nut Mountains Herd Management area.
The Bureau of Land Management says it is planning to remove 575 wild horses within the Pine Nut Mountains. The plan calls to leave approximately 26 horses and up to 8 colts in the Fish Springs area. Local groups say it would leave 80 wild horses in the Pine Nut Mountains.
Residents in the area and many people around the world oppose the plan, as more than 150,000 people signed a change.org petition.
BLM says the change is necessary because the number of horses in this area has continued to grow and impact private property and public safety.