USFS Roundup/Removal of Devil’s Garden Wild Horses Begins on September 4th

By Mary Koncel, Special Projects Coordinator

(August 7, 2023) The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) recently announced that this year’s roundup and removal of 500 wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory (Territory) is scheduled to start on September 4, 2023.

Roundup Report: Antelope Complex-North, July 2023

Antelope Complex-North 

64 Wild Horses Were Rounded Up Today

August 12, 2023: Today we met at 6:30 AM, 49 miles south of Wells, Nevada and then drove another 5 miles to the observation point. This was the same observation and trap site that we were at on Monday, August 7.

Roundup Report: Antelope Complex-South, July 2023

The operation concluded on July 25, 2023. 1,107 wild horses were captured and there were 10 deaths.

Report: Forest Service Plans to Remove 500 More Devil’s Garden Wild Horses

July 20, 2023: During its “2023 Motorized Equipment Hearing” held on Monday, July 17th, the US Forest Service (Forest Service) announced that it would be conducting another helicopter roundup that will target 500 Devil’s Garden horses this fall.  

VIDEO: Stallion Suffers Horrific Injury Escaping from Trap at Gov’t Wild Horse Roundup Yesterday


Death toll rises to five as two more foals also die after helicopter chase in summer heat


New BLM data claims on-range wild horse population growth, despite unprecedented removals and harsh winter

WASHINGTON (April 25, 2023) – This week, in light of the recent release of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 2023 Wild Horse and Burro Program gather schedule and population data, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) is raising concerns about the unsustainable path the agency continues to follow and is reigniting calls to prioritize on-range solutions, including humane fertility control. 

Leading Wild Horse Protection Organization Applauds Governor and State Legislators for Support of Teddy Roosevelt Wild Horse Herd

(NORTH DAKOTA (Jan 31, 2023) — Today, the nation’s largest wild horse organization, American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), commended Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota lawmakers for standing up for the historic wild horses of the Teddy Roosevelt National Park and for opposing a federal plan to eradicate them.  

McCullough Peaks Wild Stallion, Washakie’s Herd is in Danger - ACT NOW

This is a photo of the beloved senior stallion known as Washakie and foal Klondike, taken recently by Sandy Sisti of Wild at Heart Images.


Feds at Meeting: National Park on Track to Remove North Dakota’s Only Wild Horse Herd

By Mary Koncel, AWHC Program Specialist

(Jan 13, 2023) On Thursday, January 12th, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) held a virtual public scoping meeting on its proposed Livestock Management Plan. And the message was clear: There is no place for wild horses in the Park that was named after America’s Conservation President.

About 160 participants attended the one-hour presentation that covered a history of livestock in the Park, a review of the three proposed alternatives for the management plan, and a lengthy question-and-answer period.