Tell the BLM: Remove Livestock to Protect Wild Horses and Burros During Drought
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

American Wild Horse Preservation
March 2014

ACTION

drought livestock wild horsesSubmit your comments by March 3, 2014

Despite the escalating drought crisis, the BLM, with few exceptions, continues to make insignificant reductions in allowable livestock grazing levels, including in wild horse and burro Herd Management Areas (HMA).

Take action below to tell the BLM that livestock must be removed from HMAs before removal of any wild horses or burros due to drought.

Sign an online petition

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Submit your comments by March 3, 2014 by fax or email:

Bureau of Land Management
Elko District Office
3900 East Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
fax (775) 753-0255
elfoweb@blm.gov

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on a revised Environmental Assessment(EA) for a plan to manage wild horses and livestock during drought. The revised EA includes vegetation and water “triggers” that will be used by the BLM to make management decisions in drought areas where grazing is negatively impacting rangelands.

The BLM Elko District manages 7.1 million acres of public land that includes 238 livestock grazing allotments and eight wild horse Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The BLM Elko District authorizes 42 times more forage to privately owned livestock than to federally-protected wild horses in this area. The agency allows a maximum of 1,388 wild horses vs. the annual equivalent of nearly 58,000 cow/calf pairs to live in the district.

Despite the escalating drought crisis, the BLM, with few exceptions, continues to make insignificant reductions allowable livestock grazing levels, including in wild horse and burro HMAs.


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