USFS Considers Increase to Big Summit AML

The Forest Service has tried to keep number of horses at Big Summit WHT between 55 and 65 according to a management plan established in 1975.  Today the population is around 150.

Advocates say the herd should contain at least 150 animals for genetic viability.

The territory sits between a grazing allotment to the east and highway 26 to the west so others will want the herd maintained at its historic level.

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Refer to this report dated 11/18/18 by The Bulletin of Bend, OR.  The WHT covers 27,300 acres east of Prineville, OR in the Ochoco National Forest.

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