Multiple Use

Code word for ‘diversity’ on the range.

However, the goal is not variety of inhabitants.  It’s about reducing the influence of certain ‘undesirable’ elements in the population.

You know, like straight white men.  No, wait a minute…wild horses and burros.

Not that you hate horses and burros.  Just the things they represent.

Family, freedom, self-reliance, mobility, autonomy, virility.

You’ll need some metrics to promote awareness of the ‘problem.’

Give them nice names, such as ‘appropriate management levels.’

Values can be assigned to the metrics by tables of random numbers or lightning bolts from Mt. Olympus.  These numbers establish limits on the size of the population segments.  If their size goes beyond the AMLs, corrective actions will be taken.

Other segments in the population have no limits.  Especially if they were placed on the range from other ‘areas.’

You need to be more welcoming and inclusive.

P.S. Would like to see the folks over at Maggie’s Farm rethink their position on the subject.

BLM Policies and Practices

Presentation by John Ruhs, State Director for BLM in Nevada, at the National Wild Horse and Burro Summit in August 2017.  Thirty minutes in length but worth it.

Remarks from 0:01:30 to 0:03:09 reflect the BLM mission in the post-Obama era.

  • Making America Safe through Energy Independence
  • Making America Great Through Shared Conservation Stewardship
  • Making America Safe – Restoring Our Sovereignty
  • Getting America Back to Work
  • Serving the American Family

Wild horses and burros fall under the ‘historic values’ category (0:02:17).

Conference sponsored by the National Horse & Burro Rangeland Management Coalition, which is not a WHB advocacy group.

The second presentation in the video focuses mostly on the burros in Arizona.

The final presentation deals with disease on the range.