By John LaConte, The Aspen Times
November 18, 2020
The Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office will host an in-person public hearing on Thursday to receive comments on a plan to conduct helicopter roundups on wild horses in western Colorado.
While there are no wild burros in Colorado, the BLM estimates the Western Slope to have more than 2,000 wild horses. The Bureau wants to reduce that number to about 800.
(August 3, 2021) The West Douglas Herd Area (HA) is in the same area as the 190,000-acre Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area (HMA), but the Bureau of Land Management has created the HA as an area not managed for wild horses, blaming the terrain and lack of summer range.
BLM currently estimates 450 wild horses call the HA home. However, the BLM’s unscientific Appropriate Management Level (AML) for areas designated as HAs is zero wild horses.
(August 2, 2021) The Antelope Complex consists of the Antelope Valley, Goshute, Spruce-Pequop, and Antelope Herd Management Areas (HMAs) and is made up of 1,183,340 acres in Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) currently estimates 6,032 wild horses, before the 2021 foals are counted. However, the BLM’s unscientifically low Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the HMA – the number of horses the agency claims that the range can sustainably support in conjunction with other animals and resource uses – is 427-789 animals.
(August 2, 2021) The Stinkingwater Herd Management Area (HMA) consists of 71,893 acres of public lands in Oregon. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) notes that during an aerial June 21, 2021 direct count survey, 449 horses were documented within and adjacent to the HMA. However, the BLM’s unscientifically low Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the HMA – the number of horses the agency claims that the “range can sustainably support in conjunction with other animals and resource uses” – is just 40 to 80 animals.
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The roundup of the beloved Onaqui wild horses began on Tuesday, July 14.
The Onaqui roundup is on. Here are ten things you need to know.
(July 14, 2021) #1: The BLM postponed the roundup twice in the past five days awaiting a decision by a federal judge on a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the roundup filed by an animal rights group. Yesterday, the judge denied the injunction request and this morning the BLM announced that the roundup begins today.
Public Can Weigh in With Comments Until April 22. A protest is being planned on the same day.
ROCK SPRINGS, WY (April 5, 2021) — Today, the nation’s leading wild horse advocacy organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), assailed a plan by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to destroy an iconic population of wild horses living in a 2.5 million acres habitat in the “Wyoming Checkerboard” in the southern part of the state.
(March 25, 2021) Nevada could lose 40,000 wild horses if you don’t act TODAY!