The BLM’s Ever-Changing Landscape

By Eileen O’Connor.  4:45 a.m.  January 24, 2010. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to round up more than 2,500 wild horses in the Calico Complex management area in Nevada this winter.  To date, over 1,000 wild horses have reportedly been rounded-up and were reportedly transferred to a holding facility.  Most of the horses … Continue reading

Stealing Horses

A “Historical Sketch” at the website of the “Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horse Thieves” (“the oldest continuously existing horse thief apprehending organization in the United States”) includes this statement: Since time immemorial, there have existed amongst us, individuals whose driving force in life has been the acquisition of fine horseflesh – at the ultimate discount. … Continue reading

BLM May Be Engaging in Illegal “Puffery”

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency of the executive branch, Department of the Interior (DOI), has long been under fire for its policies of rounding up and warehousing wild free-roaming horses and burros in holding pens on private land.  A round-up of wild free-roaming horses in the Calico Complex area in Nevada, that … Continue reading

One of the “Horse Groups” that Partners with the BLM

It was at a National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting in Reno, Nevada on June 30, 2008, that former Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Henri Bisson publicly discussed what he described as “difficult issues” facing the Wild Horse and Burro Program.  Bisson said that with current funding of about $37 million, the … Continue reading

Which are the “Horse Groups Out There” that “Would/Could Help the BLM?”

A proposal to have the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “move [wild] horses” from one area to another, and to close certain areas in Nevada to wild horse use was discussed at a meeting of the Sierra Front – Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (NWGB RAC) in Carson City, Nevada in April, 2008.  According … Continue reading