BLM Revamps Sage-Grouse Protection Plan

Refer to this news release and infographic, published 03/15/19.  The federal plan for managing the habitat is now coordinated more closely with state plans for conserving the species, according to the announcement.

The protective measures apply to nearly 60 million acres of sagebrush steppe in eleven western states.

One thing you can be sure of: The plan will never result in larger AMLs and more wild horses on western rangelands.

Vaccine for ‘Swamp Cancer’ in Development

report posted 03/14/19 by 13 News Now in Norfolk, VA says a disease that infected some of the wild horses on Assateague Island last year is the subject of research aimed at preventing it.  The chances of surviving the infection are low if not treated early.

No new cases of the disease, known as pythiosis, have been reported in 2019 according to the report.

RELATED: ‘Swamp Cancer’ Claims More Chincoteague Ponies.