Event will be held July 16 – 19 per latest schedule, same venue.
RELATED: WSHE Schedule Taking Shape.
The meeting lasted five minutes. You can watch it here.
The new commissioner joins four others who are considering a rule change that would bring a high-density horse feeding operation to Burns, WY.
Besides keeping the place cool in summer, trees give you an extra place to throw out hay during periods of light rain. Photo taken 03-24-20.
The Western States Horse Expo will be held at the Murieta Equestrian Center, about 20 miles east of Sacramento, CA, May 7 – 10. The schedule will likely change over the next few weeks. Same for the exhibitor’s list.
The Board of County Commissioners will meet on March 17.
A public hearing to consider the use of an odor modeling tool to determine setback distances from high-density animal feeding operations is the last item on the agenda.
More information can be found in the planning department staff report.
Today BLM requested proposals for off-range holding facilities in western Nevada and southwestern Idaho that could accommodate 500 to 3,500 wild horses and burros.
The animals would be taken there (after removal from their home range) in preparation for transfer to off-range pastures or adoption and sale events around the county.
Bids will be accepted through April 9.
The current population of horses and burros on public lands in the western U.S. is three times higher than the number the land can sustainably support in balance with wildlife and other uses of the land (code words for privately owned livestock).
The March 3 meeting was interrupted briefly after the February 18 minutes had been approved to shuffle roles in response to the resignation of the chair.
Although the high-density horse feeding operation proposed by Equine Elite was not on the agenda, it was discussed at the conclusion of regular business. You can watch the proceedings beginning at 12:58 in this video.
Developers of the facility have asked the county for a rule change that will silence the voices of many who oppose the project.
Commissioners asked for a public hearing on March 17 to formally consider the proposal and receive stakeholder comments.
A decision will not be rendered until April 7, at the earliest.
Minutes of the meeting have not been posted as of today.