>Comments Are Due by December 30, 2011 - Please Take Easy Action Below
The Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comments on its plan to round up and remove approximately 84 wild burros who live in and around the Bullfrog Herd Management Area (HMA) in Nevada. The Proposed Action would leave behind just 58 burros in the 237-square-mile Bullfrog HMA - that's one burro for every four square miles!
The BLM is basing its proposed removal number on population estimates that include projected future births, claiming that the population is expected to increase to an estimated 144 wild burros within and outside of the HMA. The BLM states that, based on the agency's foaling calculation, the burro population will exceed the established high "Allowable Management Level" (AML) by 53 burros.
The HMA is divided by Highway 95 and the small town of Beatty, Nevada lies in the center of the HMA. The BLM claims that burros in certain areas are a human-safety issue due to vehicle collisions with burros in and around Beatty.
Please take action below to urge the BLM to cancel its removal plans, take action to prevent vehicle collisions, and manage these burros on the range without removing them from their home.