Source: The Republic.com
“The BLM is forcing a crisis by stockpiling over 50,000 wild horses in holding facilities while pursuing the same failed management strategies”
RENO, Nevada — Federal land managers say the drought is prompting plans to remove an unspecified number of wild horses from a large swath of the range in northeastern Nevada — two years after they removed some 1,400 mustangs from the same area.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management this month released the final environmental assessment for its plans to cull the herd around the Triple B, Maverick-Medicine and Antelope Valley herd management areas in Elko and White Pine counties.
While they haven’t said how many horses they plan to remove, BLM officials said the 1.8-million acre area they’re targeting is home to roughly 1,500 wild horses, but it can only sustain from 548 to 1,015 mustangs.
The plan is based on limited water and…
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