BLM said today that the number of wild horses in the Fifteenmile HMA, northwest of Worland, WY, would be reduced from nearly 700 to around 100 this fall, the point at which the HMA can support the horses and other mandated uses of the land (privately owned sheep in this case).
Horses that have moved onto private and state lands will also be removed, according to the news release.
Supporting documentation, including the final environmental assessment and herd management plan, can be found on this page.
The HMA intersects five grazing allotments, according to the EA, with 3,370 AUMS per year allocated to sheep (60%) and 2,300 AUMs per year allocated to the horses (40%).
There isn’t one. See this report, posted today by The News & Observer of Raleigh, NC.
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A report posted today by the Lexington Herald-Leader says they eat bugs stirred up by the horses. Observers are not sure if the horses actually like these birds or just tolerate them, according to the story.
The Park Service will remove 14 wild horses from the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, to prevent overgrazing, according to a story by Inforum of Fargo, ND.
Captured animals will be offered for adoption later this month through an online auction by the General Services Administration.
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