Wild Horses Wyoming by Ken Driese

BLM releases go ahead Decision for North Lander Complex roundup


Wild Horses Wyoming by Ken Driese
The BLM will gather, treat with fertility control, release and remove wild horses in the North Lander HMA Complex beginning November 2012.

LANDER, WYO. (Sept. 5, 2012) –- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office has released a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and decision record (DR) for a wild horse gather in the North Lander Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA) Complex, located east of Riverton in Fremont County. The gather is scheduled to begin in early November.

Based on a July 2012 census flight to inventory the population, it is estimated that there are approximately 900 wild horses in the North Lander Complex, which encompasses the Conant Creek, Dishpan Butte, Muskrat Basin and Rock Creek HMAs. The appropriate management level (AML) for the complex is 320-536 horses.

The BLM will gather, treat with fertility control, release and remove wild horses. The gather is necessary to bring the population of the complex back to its AML and slow the growth rate of the population that is returned to the North Lander Complex to help achieve a thriving natural ecological balance and a multiple use relationship with other resources within the HMAs.

The revised environmental assessment, FONSI and DR are available atwww.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/N-Lander-gather.html. The decision is subject to administrative review through the appeal process, which is outlined in the DR.

Wild horses that are removed will be available for adoption to qualified applicants. For more information about adopting a Wyoming wild horse, visit http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html.


Ken Driese photo not filed with BLM release.

8 thoughts on “BLM releases go ahead Decision for North Lander Complex roundup”

  1. We don’t need any more horses to adopt!!!! Especially wild ones, we can’t handle the irresponsible domestic breeders and owners incompetence dumping domestics into the slaughter pipeline, whether young, old, sick or healthy. Stop this insanity and try kicking out the 500,000 welfare cattle takin’ up space on Nevada’s wild public lands! This IS cruel, unnecessary and total waste of our federal tax dollars. We, Horse Warriors, must continue to expose the rogue BLM and take away their ability to manage anything, especially as stated above, managing wild horses to extinction!


  2. They do this for the money it is just that simple. We need a hero for the horses an agency that has the soul format to protect our horses and burros from the BLM and their money ! Which by the way comes from the American tax payer.


  3. The BLM needs to be euthanized. This is so sickening. What can we do to protect these beautiful horses and burros?


  4. Some mares will be given SpayVac which can result in permanent sterility and health problems. More “managing for extinction” .


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