Are There Any Wild Horses in Nevada?

Yeah, roughly half of the horses under BLM administration are there.

Maps of HAs and HMAs in Nevada.

Not sure of the difference between herd areas and herd management areas?   Go watch the presentation by John Ruhs at this post.  Pay attention to the remarks beginning at 0:08:30.

Intruder Alert

Example of a band leader chasing away an unwanted visitor.  Filmed on the Pine Nut Mountains herd area.  Follow the action at the Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates FB page.

Colder Than a Well Digger’s…

Forecast for the Virginia Range, Tue 02/20/18, courtesy of Highland Ranches POA.

VR Forecast 02-19-18

Better stock up on PZP in case the five degree temperatures don’t kill off enough of the youngsters and oldsters.

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.

More On Leak Repairs

Another example of repairs to underground PVC pipe.  The leak was at a 2″ 45 degree elbow above the one you see in the photo.  Only the soil held the pieces together.

As shown in the photo, you can join any two pieces of pipe with three elbows.

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Virginia Range RFP Q&A

The first Q&A period closes on 02/19/18, see sections 5 and 6 in the RFP.

Given that most of the lands grazed by the VR horses are privately owned, why isn’t there a requirement for working with property owners on issues like liability and consent?

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Related: Comments on RFP for VR Horses.