Cloud Foundation blasts BLM plan to sterilize West’s wild horses

RBC I “The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement of plans for managing wild horses on public lands is not only disturbing but highlights their commitment to managing wild horses to extinction,” stated Ginger Kathrens, Volunteer Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation (TCF).

May 5 deadline for comments on proposed gather of wild horses

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in northwest Colorado within the White River Field Office to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations.

Court: BLM violated law in horse roundup

WYOMING I Last week, U.S. District Court of Wyoming Chief Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal issued an order stating that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it conducted a massive “Checkerboard Roundup” last fall, during which 1,263 wild horses were permanently removed from the range in southwestern Wyoming.

Two sides still divided on plans for gathering horses

These wild horses are part of the West Douglas herd, one of two wild herds in Rio Blanco County. After a recent meeting, it appears there is still no agreement on whether the horses should be herded and moved or the numbers reduced in the herds.

RBC I For many years, the issue of wild horse population management has been an emotional topic in Northwest Colorado. Many highly invested parties have strong feelings regarding proper herd size, management and possible round up of local wild horses, and their varied opinions often put them at odds with each other.

Letter to the Editor: Comments on wild horse gathering

Dear Editor: On the front page of the Feb. 5 Herald Times, I read a press release by the local BLM requesting comments on local wild horse gathers. Comments were to be submitted prior to Feb. 14 and cannot be kept private by the BLM. My comments will not make the short deadline and I […]

Comments sought on wild horse-gathering plans for local areas

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comments concerning proposed gathers of excess wild horses in areas managed by the BLM White River Field Office.

BLM delays wild horse roundup

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has agreed to delay the proposed roundup of more than 800 wild horses in Wyoming to allow the court time to rule on a motion for a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction filed late Friday by several environmental groups.

Free Piceance Basin tour set

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek Natural Resource Districts will be hosting a Piceance Basin national resource tour on Aug. 13, open to the public.

BLM seeks local comment regarding county horse fence

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management released Tuesday a preliminary environmental assessment for construction of four segments of fence in association with the Herd Management Area boundary in Rio Blanco County. The fence will serve to contain wild horses within the Piceance-East Douglas HMA. The 137-mile perimeter of the HMA does not currently restrict […]

Guest Editorial: Ruling on wild horse fence to affect future

RBC I On April 21, The Cloud Foundation (TCF), Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER) and noted equine photographer Carol Walker, director of field documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation (WHFF), filed an appeal in District of Columbia Circuit Court to U.S. District Court’s November 2013 dismissal of a lawsuit against the Custer National Forest (FS) […]

Letter to the Editor: Comment on the proposed BLM fence

Dear Editor: This letter is a comment on the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal for “BLM seeks local input on Rio Blanco County fence.” First, the notice is completely lacking in the sort of detail that would inform the interested public of the when, where, how much and at what cost and why? Why not? […]

Slaughter of nearly 500 wild horses delayed by court’s order

RENO, NEV. I A federal court judge in Reno, Nev. has granted a coalition of wild horse advocacy and conservation groups a temporary restraining order (TRO) to block the sale of unbranded horses at a slaughter auction scheduled this week in Fallon, Nev.