Wild horses being stampeded in a BLM helicopter roundup in the Owyhee Complex, Nevada
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on a proposal to remove over two-thirds of the wild horses in the Owyhee Complex, which encompasses the Little Humboldt, Little Owyhee, Owyhee, Rock Creek and Snowstorm Mountains Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in the Winnemucca (Humboldt River Field Office) and Elko (Tuscarora Field Office) Districts of the Nevada BLM this November. The more than 1 million-acre Owyhee Complex is located approximately 60 miles north of Battle Mountain, Nevada. This BLM helicopter roundup would leave only 621-999 of the approximately 2,252 wild horses that currently roam free on over 2 million acres of land within and surrounding the Complex.
Since 2009, livestock use of the public lands grazing allotment in the Owyhee Complex has increased dramatically, yet BLM proposes to reduce the harm to the range caused from overgrazing by sheep and cattle by gathering wild horses while making no effort to reduce the negative impact of livestock grazing.
Please contact the BLM and submit a comment expressing your support for wild horses in northern Nevada and opposing their capture and removal from our public lands.
Just personalize and sign the sample letter below and push the "Send Your Message" button to submit your comments today. An individual email will be sent from you to the BLM.
Photo: Owyhee horses living free on the range.