TAKE ACTION TODAY: OPPOSE REMOVAL OF WILD HORSES IN OREGON'S MURDERERS CREEK
Comments Due November 16, 2012.
Please note that BLM will be holding a public meeting on the capture/removal plan on October 30 at 6 p.m. in John Day, Oregon at the Grant County Airport. More info here.
Known as "Timber Horses," the wild mustangs in the Murderers Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) and Wild Horse Territory live deep amongst the conifers and ponderosa pines in the Malhuer National Forest in eastern Oregon. Descendants of Native American horses, New World Iberian breeds and horses that helped early settlers develop the West, these mustangs are genetically distinct from other Oregon wild herds thanks to their isolated geography.
Despite the uniqueness and small size of this herd (an estimated 213 adult horses on 223 square miles!) , the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to remove 113 of these horses in 2012 and 100-150 additional horses over the next two to three years from their homes on the range in the Murderers Creek HMA.
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