National Academy of Sciences report on BLM’s management of wild horses and burros

7 06 2013

It’s out. The National Academy of Sciences has completed its report about wild horses and burros, and BLM’s management of them.

Some links to reports about the study:

“New report offers science-based strategies for management of Western free-ranging horses and burros; ‘business-as-usual’ practices will be increasingly expensive and unproductive for BLM”: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=13511

Th National Academy of Sciences link (above) includes a link to the brief summary of the report: http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-assets/materials-based-on-reports/reports-in-brief/wild-horses-report-brief-final.pdf

*** Updated to add this link, by the always-thought-provoking Andrew Cohen of The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/06/after-wild-horse-report-jewell-faces-first-moment-of-truth-at-interior/276545/

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/independent-panel-readies-review-blm-mustangs

http://www.returntofreedom.org/national-coalition-calls-on-interior-secretary-to-halt-wild-horse-roundups-in-wake-of-scathing-independent-report/

http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/56416617-219/horse-report-wild-horses.html.csp

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/05/horse-burro-blm-nrc/2388947/

http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2013/06/nrc-gets-it-right-in-panning-blm-wild-horse-program.html

Apollo, Killian and Tenaz

Practically speaking, what will it mean? Time will tell.


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7 06 2013
Puller Lanigan

Time for a change.

7 06 2013
baileytan

I hope the change is going to be good for the horses. Another note, I’m proud of myself, I knew who these good looking guys were without looking at the categories banner. Yeah for me!

7 06 2013
TJ

Ditto and ditto.

BLM’s response to the report … pretty dry: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/info/newsroom/2013/june/nr_06_05_2013.html

And yahoo, baileytan! These boys are pretty identifiable in their gorgeousity. 😉

7 06 2013
baileytan

I’m getting better at identifying the pintos also, it’s those gorgeous greys I have a little trouble identifying. 🙂

7 06 2013
Lynn and Kathy

TJ – Thanks SO much for all the links! Re: The Report – It’s waaay past time for a change but, bureaucrats are generally not the most sensitive, enlightened folks. Still, we continue to hope, write letters and sign petitions.

Great shot of three of “our” special boys!! Good job! 🙂

8 06 2013
TJ

Hoping for changes that use good, in-the-wild management tools to keep more of our mustangs on their home ranges and fewer in pens.

8 06 2013
Lynn and Kathy

Amen!!

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