Wild Horse Fire Brigade on NPR

The Bureau of Land Management continues to strip our federally protected Mustangs from their rightful homes on America’s public lands, destroying their herds. According to more than one expert, this is putting the country’s public lands at great risk, particularly from wildfires. Enter the Wild Horse Fire Brigade. Listen »

Wild Horses can keep wildfires at bay

Stephanie O’Neill reports that’s the hope behind the Wild Horse Fire Brigade, a non-profit program piloted by William Simpson.

Under a 1971 Congressional Act, the Bureau of Land Management has the right to round up wild horses on public lands. Oftentimes, those horses are shipped to holding facilities, where they are kept in captivity and separated from their families.

William Simpson wants to change that.

He wants to deploy the wild horses across public lands, to live and graze — and ultimately, prevent the worst wildfires.

Listen at NPR. 14 Minutes.

Nature knows best. We would be wise to listen to her.

Featured Image: A band of wild horses on a mountainside near the Soda Mountain Wilderness area. By Wild Horse Fire Brigade.


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