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After Wild Horse Report, Jewell Faces First Moment of Truth at Interior

By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic

In his February speech nominating her for the position of Secretary of the Interior, President Obama noted that Sally Jewell's aptitude test in high school "showed she had a knack for mechanical reasoning and spatial ability."

Scientific review criticizes government roundups of wild horses

By Lisa Myers, Senior Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

An independent scientific review of the U.S. government’s management of America’s iconic wild horses is highly critical of the current policy of rounding them up, removing them from the range and placing thousands of mustangs a year in captivity. The at times scathing report by a 14-member panel assembled by the National Academy of Sciences says “business as usual” is expensive and unproductive, and recommends instead that horses be managed on the range, with much greater reliance on birth control.

Drought prompts plan to remove wild horses in Nev.

By Associated Press

RENO, Nev. —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.

Facing National Scrutiny, BLM Struggles to Explain Wild Horse Program

By Suzanne Roy, Special to the Huffington Post

"Wild horses are not receiving a fair shake." Those are the words of a thirty-year Bureau of Land Management (BLM) veteran to NBC News' senior investigative correspondent, Lisa Myers, as part of her groundbreaking report, "Horses are wild -- but not free."

The case of the missing mustangs; what happened to 1,700 wild horses?

By Lisa Myers and Michael Austin, NBC News

The semis would rumble down country roads packed full of wild horses. Truckload after truckload, sometimes 36 horses at a time, all with the same destination: a ranch in the small town of La Jara, Colo.

In their own words: opposing views of wild horse roundups

By NBC News staff

The Bureau of Land Management's roundups of wild horses and burros fire strong emotions on both sides of the issue. Here, in their own words, BLM Program Chief Joan Guilfoyle and singer-songwriter Carole King, a wild horse advocate, present their views:

NBC News: Cruel or necessary? The true cost of wild horse roundups

By Lisa Myers and Michael Austin, NBC News

DELTA, Utah -- The mustangs run with a spirit that makes them legendary here in the West. On a bitter cold morning, they descend from the Swasey mountains of central Utah and gallop for miles across the plains. Stallions and mares, beautiful and strong, guiding their young.

Government can’t find room for America’s wild horses

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Wild horses, descended from the steeds of Spanish explorers, Native Americans, U.S. cavalry and ranch strays, are being offered for auction this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of a desperate effort by a federal government that can’t figure out what to do with them.

Sonoma Valley's Ellie Phipps-Price a fierce advocate for wild horses

By Mary Callahan, The Press Democrat

ELK CREEK, Calif. — The sun was beginning to angle behind the hills when a pack of wild horses swept through a gap in the terrain, turned and watched as a second band galloped into view.

Wild horse eco sanctuary proposed to alleviates horse holding problem

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO - Facing a horse holding predicament, the Bureau of Land Management will soon find itself with an abundance of animals running on allotted rangeland and long-term holding facilities crammed to capacity.

Ranchers, BLM settle suit over Wyoming wild horses

By Associated Press

CHEYENNE — A legal settlement between ranchers and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would reduce wild horse numbers by about half on more than 4,300 square miles of sagebrush country in the Red Desert of southwest Wyoming.

BLM Digs in Heels Over Costly Approach to Wild Horses Despite Sequester

By Suzanne Roy, Special to Huffington Post

If a budget is a statement of priorities, then what are we to make of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) recent decision to sign a $6 million contract with a company that provides helicopters for wild horse roundups while cutting back spending at the largest wild horse adoption facility in the country?