On February 6-8, 2013, the BLM Wyoming BLM will convene a Resource Advisory Council meeting in Rock Springs to discuss public lands issues -- including plans for wild horses-- in this region of Wyoming. The public comment period will be held on Feb. 8.
The BLM's plans for wild horses in this area include removing all the wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard, a 2 million acre swath of public and private land that is home to nearly half of the state's remaining mustang populations. The devastating plan was first revealed in a scoping notice for a planned roundup in the Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Areas (HMAs).
Your voice is urgently needed to speak up for Wyoming's wild horses at this meeting and against the ranching interests who seek the total elimination of federally-protected wild horses from this vast and critically-important habitat area.
What: BLM Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Public Comment Period
When: February 8, 2013 at 8 a.m. (Public Comment Period)
February 6, 2013 at 3 p.m. (Wild Horse Discussion
Where: BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming
The Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) are citizen advisory panels that advise the BLM on management issues. Unfortunatley, the agency routinely stacks these RACs with anti-wild horse, pro-livestock members. At this RAC meeting, the wild horse discussion and public comment period are spread over three days.
Your attendance is most urgently needed at the Public Comment Session on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8 a.m.
Please contact us via email if you are able to attend. We will connect you with other interested wild horse advocates, some of whom are traveling up to Rock Springs from Denver and Colorado Springs to speak up on behalf of the mustangs.
Thank you very much, as always, for your caring and dedication to saving America's wild horses and burros!