Advocacy

Letter: BLM numbers on wild horses aren’t backed by science

By Jennifer Caudill, AWHC

(February 1, 2020) In response to the Jan. 24 opinion by student Saige Bowen, “Wild mustangs need to be managed, not saved,” we contribute science-based evidence for consideration, instead of sweeping, unsubstantiated suggestions. Refer to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 2013 comprehensive report (paid for by the BLM). The entire report is available to the public. We’ll paraphrase.


Herds Across the West: The Wild Horses of Swasey Mountain

Our blog series, Herds Across the West, examines wild horses and burros by herd, Herd Management Area (HMA) and state to provide a deeper understanding as we report on roundups and actions affecting each region.

Swasey Mountain Herd Management Area | Millard County, Utah

**Time-sensitive notice on Swasey Mountain HMA (February 7, 2020)**


Herds across the West: Montgomery Pass Mustangs

Our blog series, Herds Across the West, examines wild horses by herd, Herd Management Area (HMA) and state to provide a deeper understanding as we report on roundups and actions affecting each region.


Montgomery Pass Wild Horses | Border of California and Nevada 

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Wild Horse and Burro Photos of the Month

Our team put together some of the most striking photos from this past month - ones that made us smile, and others that remind us why were work so hard to protect these icons every day.


AWHC Photos Of The Month

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Herds Across the West: Carter Reservoir Mustangs

Our blog series, Herds Across the West, examines wild horses by herd, Herd Management Area (HMA) and state to provide a deeper understanding as we report on roundups and actions affecting each region.

Carter Reservoir Wild Horses | Washoe County, NV & Modoc County, CA

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Salt River Horses Threatened by New Fencing in Tonto National Forest

  • MANAGEMENT GROUP WARNS PUBLIC OF DETRIMENTAL IMPACTS;
  • SALT RIVER WILD HORSES TO LOSE HABITAT
  • TUBERS/KAYAKERS TO BE HINDERED BY RIVER CROSS FENCE

Mesa, AZ (January 12, 2020)....


Congress Bans Forest Service from Selling Wild Horses from Slaughter

New Law Protects Wild Horses in California’s Modoc National Forest and Across the West

WASHINGTON, DC (December 19, 2019)... Today, Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2020 “minibus” spending bill that prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from destroying healthy wild horses and burros and selling them for slaughter.


Speaking Up for Mustangs in Reno

Nevada Business Leaders & Leading Conservationist Speak Up for Mustangs in Reno

On October 23, 2019, AWHC organized a highly successful press conference in Reno to counter the messaging of an anti-wild horse propaganda film showing later that evening. The film, Horse Rich Dirt Poor, blames wild horses for destroying BLM lands in the West, without ever mentioning the far greater impacts of livestock grazing or the fact that wild horses are on just 12 percent of the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 


Nevada Business Leaders & Leading Conservationist Speak Up for Mustangs in Reno

On October 23, 2019, AWHC organized a highly successful press conference in Reno to counter the messaging of an anti-wild horse propaganda film showing later that evening. The film, Horse Rich Dirt Poor, blames wild horses for destroying BLM lands in the West, without ever mentioning the far greater impacts of livestock grazing or the fact that wild horses are on just 12 percent of the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).