South Dakota Sanctuary Stuck with Conservation Easement

The highest court in the state has upheld a circuit court decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary to cancel a conservation easement granted to The Nature Conservancy.  The easement limits the use of 8,300 acres of sanctuary land, according to a report that appeared today in the Washington Times.

The sanctuary received $230,000 in exchange for the easement.

The report did not indicate who owns the 8,300 acres, what uses were prohibited, and if the ruling would be appealed.

In a related story, seventeen wild horses arrived at the sanctuary in October after being removed from the Fort Polk army base in Louisiana.

Volunteers Seek Fencing for Sand Wash Horses

Commissioners in Moffat County, CO are concerned about public safety on state route 318 due to recent collisions between vehicles and wild horses.  Personnel from Wild Horse Warriors have asked for fencing but officials want a solution that satisfies all stakeholders.  Refer to this story, posted today by the Craig Press.

RELATED: Wild Horse Hit by Vehicle at Sand Wash Basin.