BLM awards team with helping control horse population

By NBC News11

MESA COUTNY, Colo. The Bureau of Land Management presented the Colorado Volunteer of the Year Award to five people who participate in a darting team for fertility control.

The volunteers shoot contraception into the wild horse population and are also in charge of tracking which animals have received it and ensuring the population is balanced and healthy.

"It does so much for the horses, and the range and the wildlife that I'm just so glad to be a part of it," said volunteer Georgia Manus.

The volunteers said it's a humane way to control the population and help the animals thrive. It's been a successful program since 2002.

Originally Posted By NBC News 11