By now you’ve probably heard about the situation in California, as a thousand federally-protected wild horses are being rounded up from the Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest. Hundreds of these iconic mustangs are in danger of being sold without limitation on...Read more
(October 18, 2018) Yesterday, the Associated Press announced the appointment of Wyoming attorney Karen Budd Falen as deputy solicitor for the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). She will provide legal council for the DOI and primarily, the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke. This should be...Read more
A: The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of rounding up and removing 1,000 federally-protected wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory, a 300,000-acre public lands area in Alturas, California.
The Forest Service claims...Read more
19 horses were rounded up andd removed from the Territory on this day. Total number of horses captured: 932. 14 horses have died or been euthanatized, and 3 mares miscarried during this helicopter capture operation.
The BLM began the roundup and removal of wild horses from the Warm Springs HMA in Oregon on October 2, 2018. The BLM intends to subject 100 of the captured mares to the risky and invasive sterilization experiments that AWHC, the Cloud Foundation and the Animal Welfare Institute have filed...Read more
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) plan to surgically sterilize mares from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area (HMA) is not new. We stopped a similar plan in 2016, and we plan to again. Here is what you need to know:
The 2016 Plan
In 2016, the BLM planned to...Read more
The 1.1-million acre Owyhee Complex is located within both the Elko and Winnemucca Districts of the BLM and encompasses the Snowstorm Mountains, Little Owyhee, Rock Creek, Owyhee, and Little Humboldt Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The Complex has been the site of...Read more
Freedom and Humane Management on Our Western Public Lands
On December 17, 1971, then President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act, which was passed unanimously by Congress. The president’s...Read more
This map, put together by the AWHC team, shows all the wild horse and burro Herd Management Areas (HMAs) managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Western United States. The AWHC team plans to update the map quarterly with links to the work we are doing to help our wild horses in...Read more
On September 19, 2018 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began an “emergency” roundup in the Dolly Varden Springs area of the Antelope Valley and Goshute Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The BLM will use bait/water trapping, no helicopters, to roundup and remove 900 horses from the area.
As the Muddy Creek Roundup concludes (with 153 horses rounded up and removed and one horse dead), it is important to understand the full picture of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) management of the area.
The Muddy Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) is located 15 miles south of Emery...Read more
(September 14, 2018)... Yesterday, for the first time in nine years members of the House and Senate met in a formal conference committee hearing to negotiate the final version of Fiscal Year 2019 spending bills for numerous departments, including Interior. Importantly, this spending bill funds,...Read more