Rep. Stewart’s former chief of staff, Brian Steed, named acting BLM director


As published by E&E News


Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has appointed Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart’s former chief of staff as the new acting director of the Bureau of Land Management — the latest move in an ongoing, monthslong Interior Department reorganization effort.

Brian Steed, who last month was appointed BLM’s deputy director of programs and policy

November 16th, 2017|

Fox & Lake Range roundup, day one: 96 wild horses captured on partly burned Nevada HMA


The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday captured 96 wild horses during the first day of a helicopter roundup at the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area in Nevada.

BLM reported no injuries among the 28 studs, 42 mares and 26 foals captured. The agency plans to permanently remove 200 wild horses from the herd management

November 16th, 2017|

BLM to capture 200 wild horses from partly burned Nevada HMA


The Bureau of Land Management on Nov. 15 will begin a helicopter roundup of about 200 wild horses from the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area about 20 miles south of Gerlach, Nevada.

Brought under control in September, the Tohakum 2 wildfire burned 27,000 acres on the 177,724-acre herd management area, including an area that BLM

November 9th, 2017|

Hold your horses: Fate of the West’s mustangs still uncertain


Note: A broad spectrum of wild horse and animal-welfare organizations support the judicious use of fertility control as a safe, proven and humane solution that would enable the Bureau of Land Management to manage wild horses and burros on the range. Return to Freedom, which has used PZP with 91-98% efficacy rate at its sanctuary

November 2nd, 2017|

Wyoming, ranching group enter lawsuit over wild horse gather near Rock Springs


As published by the Casper Star-Tribune
The state of Wyoming and a ranching group have entered into the latest in a series of contentious lawsuits over the presence of wild horses in southwest Wyoming, pitting wild horse advocates against the Bureau of Land Management.

On Tuesday, Wyoming and the Rock Springs Grazing Association were granted permission to

November 1st, 2017|

Advisory Board’s position on wild horses condemned, amid fears of many deaths


As published by

An advocacy group is alarmed over the position adopted by the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, fearing it will ultimately lead to the deaths of thousands of wild horses.

The board, comprising representatives from a range of stakeholders, meets regularly to make recommendations to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on

October 25th, 2017|

Op-ed: ‘Birth control for wild horses is the obvious alternative to mass killing’

As published by The Hill
By Bill Richardson and Allen Rutberg

This summer, the House Appropriations Committee voted for the first time to authorize killing healthy wild horses and burros. It did so with the full support of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose department bears the responsibility for managing wild horses on public lands.

We are appalled.

On one

October 23rd, 2017|

BLM: 25 foals in Calif. corrals may have died of colitis


Preliminary results indicate that 25 foals held in a single pen at the Bureau of Land Management’s Litchfield Corrals may have died from colitis, or inflammation of the colon. BLM is waiting for results from additional blood and tissue samples that could point to the cause, according to a press release.

The foals were awaiting adoption

October 20th, 2017|

RTF rips Advisory Board for urging BLM to kill thousands of wild horses


On Thursday, the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recklessly voted to approve recommendations that call on the Bureau of Land Management to shoot tens of thousands of healthy wild horses and burros.

At its meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., the advisory board recommended that BLM achieve its on-range population goal of 26,715 wild horses

October 20th, 2017|

BLM stops short of addressing Advisory Board’s recommendation to kill captive wild horses


Bureau of Land Management officials said on Wednesday that they would not immediately provide a direct response to the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board’s recommendation to kill captive animals.

Typically, the BLM responds to recommendations or provides a progress report at the board’s next meeting. At today’s advisory board meeting on Wednesday in Grand

October 18th, 2017|