Biden’s public lands nominee advances with key Senate vote

Cross-posted from the Washington Post, by Dino Grandoni (22nd July, 2021) Tracy Stone-Manning moved one step closer to becoming Biden’s top public lands manager on Thursday as the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced her nomination solely with Democratic support. For weeks, Republicans have adamantly called on Biden to withdraw Stone-Manning’s nomination due to her decision… Continue reading Biden’s public lands nominee advances with key Senate vote

House Committee moves to reform federal wild horse program

Wild horses roam in the Kosciuszko National Park. CREDIT:JOE ARMAO

PRESS RELEASE Appropriations bill would set aside $11 million in dedicated funding to pursue safe and reversible fertility control options. WASHINGTON, DC (July 1, 2021) —The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) commend the U.S. House Appropriations committee for advancing bipartisan language today that would require the Bureau of Land… Continue reading House Committee moves to reform federal wild horse program

Wild Lands Wild Horses — Pilot Episode: Twin Peaks

“Wild Lands Wild Horses” is an exploratory docu-series traveling across 12 states within 150M+ acres of public lands. Wild horse advocates and photographers Jamie Baldanza & Deb Lee Carson transport us through America’s western landscape bringing national awareness to the majestic yet politically complicated lives of America’s Wild Horses. Combining beautiful cinematography with expert interviews,… Continue reading Wild Lands Wild Horses — Pilot Episode: Twin Peaks

Wild horses remain under threat; Haaland unconcerned

Mustang Monument Resort wild horses.

THE ESTIMATED ON-RANGE WILD HORSE POPULATION IN EARLY 2021 WAS AROUND 90,000 According to the Public Lands Council, “Today, approximately 22,000 ranchers own nearly 120 million acres of private land and hold grazing permits on more than 250 million acres managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Nearly 40%… Continue reading Wild horses remain under threat; Haaland unconcerned

Take action for wild horses

Sign on to the prospective letter to President Biden requesting a moratorium on wild horse gathers/roundups. The letter, signatures, and full list of co-signers will be transmitted directly to President Biden. Interior Secretary Haaland will also be sent the letter. Use link below. Letter: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqgKnOm6YuBh78KCDvrX7MuaFXeQEHxw6b7UNVRGcUiD2NLg/viewform Thank you so much everyone. Please share! Featured Image: Shutterstock

California Assemblymembers urge U.S. Govt to place a moratorium on wild horse roundups

California Assembly Joint Resolution 5 Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, has joined forces with Assemblymember Luz Rivas, D-Arleta, in urging the federal government to place a moratorium on the roundup of the state’s free-roaming horses and burros, giving CA AJR5 bipartisan support. The measure states in part: Present plans of the BLM and USFS only continue to… Continue reading California Assemblymembers urge U.S. Govt to place a moratorium on wild horse roundups

Private livestock not wild horses are overwhelming U.S. public lands

Wild Horse by Carol Walker Living Images. See http://www.livingimagescjw.com/.

Carol Walker, of Wild Hoofbeats fame, wrote a superb and necessary post addressing the misinformation contained in the New York Times article written by David Philipps entitled “A Mustang Crisis Looms in the West.” Philipps puts the blame for the “degradation of public lands in the West on wild horses, in both the headline and… Continue reading Private livestock not wild horses are overwhelming U.S. public lands

Wild horses replenish and do not destroy the land

Wild Horse by Carol Walker Living Images. See http://www.livingimagescjw.com/.

American citizens, when polled, state in overwhelming numbers that they value their country's wild horse and burro population. Advocates have fought long and hard for decades to preserve them, and will no doubt keep fighting. At opposite ends, the U.S. federal government — charged with their oversight — loathe America's wild horses and burros and… Continue reading Wild horses replenish and do not destroy the land

Wild horse roundups and sale

24 wild horses die during Bureau of Land Management roundup in Nevada. KLAS News, Ch 8.

24 wild horses die during BLM Nevada roundup. BLM concludes Eagle Complex wild horse gather. BLM to offer wild horses, burros for adoption or sale in Ewing, IL.

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