Scoping reminder

3 05 2011

This is what I need for myself – a reminder that we’re still in the scoping period ahead of the fall roundup for Spring Creek Basin.

To keep our current scoping process in front of people and continue to ask for your help to help us help the horses, I’m reposting links to the scoping request out now from the Dolores Public Lands Office ahead of our fall roundup. Send comments to Tom Rice, Associate Field Manager, Dolores Public Lands Office, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, CO  81323. Comments, due May 12, may also be sent via email to trice@blm.gov

We want to make the roundup as gentle and safe for the horses as possible, and we also want to encourage BLM to implement an annual darting program with native PZP using volunteer darters. In the future, we want BLM to use bait trapping over helicopter-driven roundups. This is a win-win situation that will present a longer interval between roundups – and hopefully fewer horses at those times, hopefully create a little bit of a market for our Spring Creek Basin mustangs that are removed and ensure the herd’s sustainability long into the future – and present the most humane way possible to reduce numbers of horses to preserve the overall herd and the range the horses depend on for survival. It also encourages a necessary partnership between our advocate groups and BLM to share in the responsibilities of managing OUR herd.

To all of you who have sent your comments, thank you, thank you, thank you on behalf of our Spring Creek Basin mustangs.

This is the link to my post about points to make in your comments:

https://springcreekwild.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/scoping-comments-points-to-make/

This is the link to the scoping letter itself:

https://springcreekwild.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/scoping-is-out/


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