Comments Invited on Draft EA for Nevada WHR Roundups

BLM announced today the beginning of a 30-day comment period on an environmental assessment for wild horse and burro management in the Nevada WHR.

The WHR, one of four areas in the western U.S. (out of 177) managed primarily for wild horses, covers 1.3 million acres and has an AML of 500, for an aimed-at stocking rate of 0.4 wild horses per thousand acres.  Normally a rate that low could be sign of trouble—if it was an HMA—but livestock grazing is not allowed on the WHR.

Amendments to the land use plan restricted wild horse management to approximately 484,000 acres in the northern part of the WHR.


Actions to control herd size could also include sex ratio skewing, contraception and sterilization.  Options are discussed in Section 2.0.

Substantive comments can be submitted at this page.

The last roundup occurred in August 2018, with a 3.9% death rate.

BLM Highlights Wild Horse Population Control Efforts

Today the agency cited recent efforts to combat wild horse overpopulation, including the adoption incentive program, fertility control research and report to Congress.

The news release said that an estimated 95,000 wild horses and burros inhabit lands that can only support 27,000.

Why can’t the land support more than 27,000?  Refer to the following image but don’t say anything, because nobody’s allowed to talk about it.

RELATED: Hypothesis Revisited.

Land Can Only Support 27000-1

Stud Shows Off His Package

One thing it’s not good for on the Virginia Range: Transmitting life, thanks to the nutjobs at AWHC and their local volunteers.

They’ll point to the project as a ‘solution’ to wild horse ‘overpopulation’ in other areas, which means keeping their numbers in check because most of their food has been consigned to public-lands ranchers.  They conveniently ignore that part, while giving aid and comfort to the ranchers.

Stud Shows Off His Package