The Free Roaming Equids and Ecosystem Sustainability Network, a ranching advocacy group sponsored by the Utah State University Extension, will meet in St. George October 12-14, according to the conference home page.
Presenters have not been named and a schedule has not been posted.
The theme of this year’s summit is Community Connections. The conference organizers probably won’t be rolling out the red carpet for those in the wild horse community.
A top-tier sponsor is the Utah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office.
To understand their position on wild horses, read comments 5 and 6 in Appendix 12 of the Draft EA for resource enforcement actions in the Bible Springs Complex.
Contrary to what the advocates would have you believe, the event is not sponsored by drilling and mining interests and you won’t find any such comments in Appendix 12.
Information gathered at the meeting will aid the development of action plans towards the goal of “Healthy Herds on Healthy Rangelands,” code words for “most of the resources assigned to—and consumed by—privately owned livestock.”
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