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

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

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.

Public comment sought on horse roundup

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a preliminary environmental assessment concerning the partial gathering of wild horses on the Book Cliffs, north of Grand Junction.

Letter to the Editor: NBC misrepresented wild horse situation

Dear Editor: The recent stories by NBC News in regard to the “wild” horse issue misrepresented many facts and omitted the reality surrounding wild horses and burros on the Western range.

Letter to the Editor: Horses no problem

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to the recent articles in the Herald Times regarding wild horse management on public lands. To begin, there is no overpopulation of wild horses on public lands in Colorado.

Letter to the Editor: BLM not living up to word on horses

Dear Editor: In response to the article in last week’s Herald Times titled “Court may rid Wyoming of wild horses,” the Douglas Creek and White River conservation districts would like to provide some basic factual information.

Court may rid Wyoming of wild horses

RBC I A federal court in Wyoming is expected to rule imminently on a proposed settlement agreement between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) that, if approved by the court, would wipe out wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard, a 2-million acre swath of public and private land […]

Commissioner Hill to discuss wild horses

RBC | The Uintah Mountain Club of Vernal, Utah, will be hosting Callie Hendrickson and Jon Hill at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at 100 North and 200 East (the new Vernal library).

Plans move ahead: Wild horses threaten agriculture, ranchers

Wild horses eat hay meant for Cripple Cowboy Cow Outfit cattle. Ranchers say the horses complicate their efforts to care for the land and earn a livelihood, especially in a drought year. White River field office manager Kent Walter said that the agency has conducted horse gathers in recent years and that landowners need to submit written notification of trespassing horses to the BLM.

RBC I Ranchers are drawing up allotment management plans with range management specialists after the Bureau of Land Management’s withdrawal last month of a proposed decision to reduce herd grazing on its land by at least 50 percent starting in June.