June 26, 2013:
Tonight, the BLM Carson City District held a meeting to address wild horses in the Fish Springs area of the Pine Nut Mountains Herd Management Area (HMA). The meeting was a terrific show of community support for wild horses. Approximately 50-60 Gardnerville and Nevada residents attended the BLM meeting in Carson City to address 30-40 wild horses living in the Fish Springs area of the Pine Nut Mountains Herd Area (HA), just outside Gardnerville, NV.
The room was full of wild horse proponents. Two local Gardnerville residents expressed concern about the wild horses around their home -- and together the group came up with solutions to address concerns and keep the horses on the range. All agreed that they want the horses out there, all agreed they want the BLM to extend the HMA boundary to include this area, and all agreed they want a humane fertility-control program and water troughs to be used to coax the horses away from homes and closer to a natural creek in the nearby hills.
The BLM Carson City meeting last night regarding wild horses in Fish Springs was a great example of community building -- working together for a humane solution to keep wild horses in the wild!