BLM Relocation Moves Ahead Despite Vacancies

A report posted today by The Hill says that 220 positions are shifting from Washington, DC to the new headquarters in Grand Junction, CO, with additional jobs moving to offices in other states, leaving just 61 employees in the Washington office.

Unfortunately, only 68 employees have agreed to move, leaving many unfilled positions in the new locations, including several top posts.

The agency hopes to complete the move to Colorado in July, according to the story.

RELATED: Why All the Backlash Regarding BLM’s Headquarters Move?

Wild Horse Population Control Plan Still in the News

You can’t have a conversation about wild horses without having a conversation about public-lands ranching, but a story published yesterday by KSL News of Salt Lake City does exactly that.

Why don’t the horses have any natural predators?  Public-lands ranching.

Why can’t the land support more than 27,000 wild horses?  Public-lands ranching.

Why do they leave their HMAs in search of food and water?  Public-lands ranching.

Nature determines resource availability but resource allocations—and the problems arising therefrom—are man made.

When you carve out 80% or more of the forage for privately owned livestock, wild horse numbers must go down.  The programs are not independent, but intertwined.

The PZP zealots want to see the horses wild and free on their home range, they just don’t want them conceived and born on their home range.  Makes perfect sense.

RELATED: Lies of Omission in New WHB Management Strategy.

Confined to Government Boxes

BLM Removes Unauthorized Water Troughs in Utah

The agency said today that the tanks were drawing wild horses and burros away from better forage in the Muddy Creek and Sinbad HMAs and habituating them to unnatural water sources.

An aerial survey on May 30 confirmed that natural water sources were available and that the public should not be concerned just because a pond near a road dries up.

Interested persons should always reach out to a nearby BLM office before taking any actions to support the health of wild horse and burros, according to the news release.

What Constitutes Harassment?

How many examples can you find in this story about the Fish Springs wild horses, who inhabit an area east of Gardnerville, NV?

  • Flying an airplane or drone too closely
  • Buzzing them in a paraglider
  • Stalking them with clipboards and darting rifles

Nope, that last one doesn’t count.  Firing contraceptive darts into their hindquarters, with all the attendant risks, is much less invasive than low-flying aircraft.

RELATED: EPA Ordered to Reconsider PZP Registration.