Comments are Due this coming Monday June 20 on the EA for the Great Divide Basin Herd in Wyoming.
The BLM is planning to remove 1225 wild horses from the herd area, which is 778,000 acres. The BLM’s estimate of 1640 horses on the range is not a direct count – the direct count of wild horses on the range was conducted in April 2010 where they counted 1004 horses.
Your comments are even more essential this time because just like in the Environmental Assessment for the White Mountain and Little Colorado Herds, there is again that sinister Alternative D: “Remove All Animals and manage for a non reproductive herd returning gelded and spayed wild horses to Lower Limit of AML range.”
We want Alternative C: No roundup or Removal.
I am very concerned that the new Wyoming BLM plan is now to choose Alternative D in all future EAs and create sterile, non-reproducing herds in all the herd areas in Wyoming and then this will be continued across the country until we have no more wild horses on public lands.
Here is the information on sending mailed or emailed comments:
Here is an excellent press release from the Cloud Foundation with suggested comments:
You can also use the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign’s online form, but please be sure to personalize and individualize your comments:
Please comment to help save this herd.