Sheldon No “Refuge” for Horses and Burros or for Their Advocates

A discovery by Leslie Peeples of what she described as “freshly dug” and “recently covered” horse graves on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada drew an offhand response from Refuge manager Paul Steblein of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  Steblein said the burial pits date back to roundups in the 1940’s when … Continue reading

The BLM Lost 20 Million Acres of Federal Public Land this Year

August 28, 2010 LARKSPUR, Ca. – The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is one of the federal agencies responsible for managing federal public land held in trust for the American people.  Federally-owned and managed public land totals nearly 650 million surface acres, or about 30% of the total land area … Continue reading

“For Many Years to Come” but Not for Good

An opinion piece published in the Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ) on August 1, 2010, by Bob Abbey, Director of the BLM, BLM’s goal is to enable healthy horses and burros to thrive on public lands, concludes with the usual blah, blah about the BLM’s commitment to “healthy herds on healthy land,” but adds a twist–an apparent time … Continue reading

Myths and Misses All Around the Wild Horse and Burro Arena

Published July 30, 2010 LARKSPUR, Ca. – The public relations machine at the Bureau of Land Management  (“BLM”) of the United States Department of Interior (“DOI”) favors certain words, including “myth”, “activists,” “management,” “appropriate,” “reality” and “multiple use.”  They pop up over and over again in the BLM’s public statements about the Wild Horse and … Continue reading

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby And do ya, do ya, do ya, do ya Know what ya doing, doing to me? Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby The Kaiser Chiefs, an “English alternative rock band from Leeds,” by Wikipedia, had a number one single in the U.K. with their song “Ruby” that the above and this: Due to lack of … Continue reading