Can it be the focus is being intensified on the decimation of selected herds and HMAs?
Release Date: 12/07/12
Contacts: Tom Gorey, 202-912-7420
Several Herds Get a Stay of Capture Others Will Lose Their Freedom
The Bureau of Land Management today announced updates to its tentative fall-winter schedule for gathering wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds on drought-stricken Western public rangelands. Changes from the previous gather schedule reflect a re-prioritizing of gathers based on drought and, in some cases, animal conditions that have been affected by diminishing forage and water across the West. The gathers and removals are needed to bring herd sizes into balance with other rangeland resources and uses, as required by Federal law.
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