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Webinar:  The Future of Wild Horse and Burro Management: Challenges and Opportunities

Free ranging horses, wild horses, mustangs and feral horses are all just horses.  They are not special.  Just horses.  They need managed the same as all domestic livestock.  When we think they are special it is because we have made them special in our own mind.  That is not to say they are all the same.  They aren’t and it is the differences that make some special to me and others to you.  But they are still just horses!

The Wild Horse and Burro Act of 1971 allowed the WH & B population to grow from 25,345 in 1971 to over 114,000 head forty-five years later with 45,000 head of those in off range storage.   The Wild Horse & Burro Program is spending 80 million dollars a year to keep the wild horse and burro population in check and are failing big time.  Before 1971 horse runners made money while successfully getting the job done.

We are unable to turn the clock back, but do need to take emotion and fantasy out of the management of the WH & B Program and return to a reality based management as there was before 1971.  We need to use horse sense to manage the free-roaming horses on the public lands. 

Look through this site and it will become obvious free-roaming horses double their population every 3 to 5 years the world over.  Adoption will not solve the problem of excess horses and without action from congress there are no other options!

It is that simple!  Until Congress Acts all the Wild Horse & Burro Program’s planning and attempts to reduce the horses and burro population are about as productive as a dog chasing its tail.

 Under “News & Information” there are journals and papers on the Great Basin before settlers arrived in the 1860s.  They show how desolate the Great Basin was and that there were no wild horses until the settlers brought them in.  They were gathered, branded, castrated and some were removed to be sold or broke to ride, pack or work.  The free-roaming horses were managed then just as they are now.  The only difference is they disposed of the excess horses at a profit.

Under “WH & B Act” is information on Gathers, Off-range horses, the Advisory Board and 45 Years of the WH & B Act of 1971.  Good information showing the way it is in different areas.

Under the “WH & B Program” you will find, Using Science to Improve the “BLM WILD HORSE AND BURRO PROGRAM A WAY FORWARD” National Academies of Science(NAS) 2013 Report, “THE WILD FREE-ROAMING HORSES AND BURROS ACT OF 1971 (PUBLIC LAW 92-195) and 45 years of wild horse counts.

The information is solid, backed by science, experience, example and history and is what the Wild Horse & Burro Program should be based on and managed by.  If you agree, please write your legislator and ask the program be given adequant funding and/or allow excess horses to be sold without restraint.

Ask Congress to become respnsible horse owners!

Organizations providing solid information on feral, free-roaming, wild or just plain horses:

National Wild Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition

 

The Wildlife Society

 

Webinar:  The Future of Wild Horse and Burro Management: Challenges and Opportunities.

Published on Nov 10, 2016

The webinar "The Future of Wild Horse and Burro Management: Challenges and Opportunities" examined the economic and environmental impacts of wild horses and burros on western rangelands and rangeland-dependent communities. Panelists discussed the challenges of responsible and humane management of horses and burros on public lands and possible solutions to ballooning wild horse and burro populations. The panel was moderated by: U.S. Representative Chris Stewart (UT-2). The panelists: Kathleen Clarke, Director, Utah Public Lands Coordinating Office; J.J. Goicoechea, Eureka County Commission Chair, Eureka County, NV; Callie Hendrickson, Executive Director, White River & Douglas Creek Conservation Districts in Rio Blanco County, CO; Tammy Pearson, Commissioner, Beaver County, UT; Dr. Eric Thacker, Professor of Wildland Resources, Utah State University. This webinar is one in a series for the "National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative," the Chairman's Initiative of Montana Governor Steve Bullock, which creates a mechanism for states and land managers to share best practices and policy options for forest and rangeland management.

 




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