News and Noteworthy

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The Bureau of Land Management’s annual population estimate for wild horses and burros on BLM-managed public lands shows a second straight decrease, from 86,189 horses and burros in 2021 to 82,384 as of March 1, 2022. “This should not be mistaken for a win by the Bureau of Land ... Read More
April 12, 2022Cory Golden
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The Bureau of Land Management is seeking comments on a proposed amendment to the Billings Field Office Resource Management Plan regarding genetic diversity in the Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range. Public comments are due by April 29. The 2015 Resource Management Plan for the Pryor horses failed to adequately describe “all ... Read More
April 5, 2022Cory Golden
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The Bureau of Land Management will hold a virtual public hearing on the use of helicopters and other aircraft and motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses on April 26. The hearing will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time. It will be streamed at BLM.gov/live. The Federal ... Read More
April 1, 2022Cory Golden
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President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal, released on Monday, includes $153.1 million for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program, up $16.1 million from the FY 2022 budget signed into law earlier this month. “Excess wild horse and burro populations undermine the health of public ... Read More
March 28, 2022Cory Golden
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Late on Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.5 trillion Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus spending bill that includes a $21 million increase for the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program to address what it called “a national crisis.” Expected to be signed into law on Friday by President ... Read More
March 11, 2022Cory Golden
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The Bureau of Land Management captured six wild horses on Wednesday, the ninth and final day of a helicopter roundup on the Sulphur Herd Management Area in Utah. No wild horses were killed on Wednesday. Windy conditions grounded the operation on Tuesday. Three horses were killed, however: an 18-year-old dun stud ... Read More
February 17, 2022Cory Golden