BLM announces additional protective steps for wild horse and burro adoptions

EUREKA, NV - JULY 07: A group of wild horses wait in a holding pen after a gathering July 7, 2005 in Eureka, Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management is gathering wild horses in the American West, where an estimated 37,000 wild horses roam free. Many of the horses that are gathered are put up for adoption while others are treated with birth control and released back to the wild. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BLM PRESS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management on Monday announced additional steps it will take to secure the health and safety of adopted wild horses and burros through the Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Incentive Program. “We are committed to the health and safety of adopted wild horses and burros,” said BLM Deputy Director for… Continue reading BLM announces additional protective steps for wild horse and burro adoptions

FWS must consider petition for wild horse’s protection – 9th Circuit

(REUTERS), by Sebastien Malo (17 May 2012) — A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) wrongly refused to review an animal advocacy group's bid to include a wild horse on the country's list of imperiled species because its refusal hinged on a rule that is inconsistent with… Continue reading FWS must consider petition for wild horse’s protection – 9th Circuit

Public lands ranchers win, wild horses lose — again

Wild Stallion. RandyHarrisPhoto.com.

WASHINGTON (February 14, 2020) – Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Natural Resources, Kaitlynn Glover, today released the following statement in response to a ruling in a case related to the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. This week, Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S.… Continue reading Public lands ranchers win, wild horses lose — again

That’s what freedom looks like

Grey Mustang Stallion by Randy Harris. See randyharrisphoto.com.

by VIVIAN FARRELL My Dad was a single parent. He took me with him everywhere. One of those places was Las Vegas. There wasn't a lot for a 15 year old to do in Las Vegas. So when I asked him what I was going to do while we were there, he said something like,… Continue reading That’s what freedom looks like

Interior Department whistleblower resigns, calling Ryan Zinke’s leadership a failure

WASHINGTON, DC (via the Washington Post, Darryl Fears reporting, October 5, 2017) — An Interior Department executive turned whistleblower who claimed the Trump administration retaliated against him for publicly disclosing how climate change affects Alaska Native communities resigned Wednesday. Joel Clement, a scientist and policy expert, was removed from his job by Interior Secretary Ryan… Continue reading Interior Department whistleblower resigns, calling Ryan Zinke’s leadership a failure

Obama nominates oil and gas playmate Sally Jewell to replace Salazar

SOURCE: KFWB NEWS TALK RADIO 980 WASHINGTON (Feb. 6, 2012) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated outdoor business executive Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department. Obama said Jewell, president and chief executive at REI, has earned national recognition for her support of outdoor recreation and habitat conservation. He also noted her experience as… Continue reading Obama nominates oil and gas playmate Sally Jewell to replace Salazar

Cows ate BLM’s homework; say they cannot track cattle on public lands

SOURCE: PEER NEWS RELEASE Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility BLM SAYS IT CANNOT TRACK CATTLE ON ITS LANDS Blames Lack of “Seamless Data” for Excluding Livestock from Range Assessments Washington, DC (Jan. 24, 2013) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it was an absence of “reliable data”—and not politics—that caused it to… Continue reading Cows ate BLM’s homework; say they cannot track cattle on public lands

BLM Public Meeting June 14th: The plan remains the same

Written by VIVIAN GRANT Well, those of us following the BLM Public Meeting in Denver on the Wild Horse & Burro Program via live streaming just got kicked out. Here are my thoughts on what we heard once the audio was (pretty much) sorted out. Wild Horse & Burro Decimation Plan The bottom line is… Continue reading BLM Public Meeting June 14th: The plan remains the same