AWHPC In The News
By Trevor Graff, Star-Tribune
The Bureau of Land Management is removing between 800 and 900 wild horses from the checkerboard lands in the Great Divide Basin and the Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek herd management areas in south central Wyoming.
By Tracie Sullivan, The Spectrum
CEDAR CITY – In an effort to gather support for recent legislation introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT Iron County), Iron County Commissioner Dave Miller pushed a resolution through last week at the National Association of Counties that sends a resounding message back to Congress — let the states manage their own wild horses.
By Kristen Moutlon, Salt Lake Tribune
If Utah were to gain control of wild horses and burros — as a Utah congressman suggests — the Division of Wildlife Resources would ask sportsmen, ranchers, horse advocates and the public for their views while devising a management plan.
By Kurt Hildebrand, The Record Courier
Federal officials are testing using birth control on a band of horses living in Fish Springs rather than rounding them up.
By Associated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.
By Kristen Moulton, Salt Lake Tribune
Iron and Beaver counties will not round up wild horses on their own, as they threatened earlier this spring, but instead are pressing for a dramatic change in how the horses are managed.
By Erica Palmer, For the Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — The group Men of Justice and Compassion will have an event this weekend to raise awareness of animal cruelty, bullying and child abuse.
By Scott Sonner, Associated Press
RENO, Nevada — Saying they don't have money or room to corral many more wild horses, federal land managers have sided with horse advocates in calling for the dismissal of a lawsuit demanding acceleration of roundups.
By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press
ELKO — The federal government responded this week to a lawsuit regarding wild horse management by asking the court to throw the case out.
By Jennifer Dobner, Reuters
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - The federal government has approved a plan to relocate 140 wild horses from over-populated herds roaming southwest Utah, officials said on Tuesday, in a bid to quell a long-running dispute between its land agency, ranchers and environmentalists.
By Brett Prettyman, Salt Lake Tribune
Despite opposition from wild-horse groups, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Monday a decision to gather and remove excess horses in the Bible Spring Complex of southwestern Utah.