BLM to Volunteers: No Water for Fish Springs Mustangs

A letter cited yesterday in a report by The Record-Courier of Gardnerville, NV implied that you don’t have a self-sustaining population if you provide water to wild horses.

Giving them water, other than in an emergency, doesn’t meet the definition of minimum feasible management, according to the letter, but at the Confusion HMA, cutting ovaries out of mares does.

The mustangs inhabit the southern portion of the Pine Nut Mountains HA, an area identified for wild horses in 1971 but no longer managed for them due to inadequate resources.

The area can support permitted livestock grazing, however.

One thought on “BLM to Volunteers: No Water for Fish Springs Mustangs

  1. we maintain water sources for wildlife around the Utah Nv border. Utah wilidlife manager said we did not need a permit to repair and restore water sources on public lands . Wild horses and burros are native wildlife by fossil evidence and federal law. Doncha think BLM has overstepped their jurisdiction?

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