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15 12 2021

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

We still have a lot of work to do to promote and ensure the protection and good management of America’s wild horses and burros.

Readers of this blog know that we’re doing good things for our mustangs in Spring Creek Basin. We = our BLM range staff, led by herd manager Mike Jensen, and advocates.

We’ve had our own challenges in the time I’ve been involved (since 2007), but any ONE of our achievements is something to celebrate … let alone our LIST of achievements … topped last year by the update of our herd management area plan, which raised the appropriate management level for our herd, continues PZP darting and promotes bait trapping over helicopters if the need comes in the future.

The biggest thing to celebrate in this 50th anniversary year is that we set out with common goals, and we achieved each of those. It took a while; it took a community of us. We did it for the good of the mustangs that are our responsibility by the simple fact of being *managed*, which we choose to prioritize as *protection*.

With sincere gratitude to Mike and our other BLM folks, and to our long-time, steadfast cadre of loyal volunteers (you know who you are!), for our mustangs: Happy anniversary, and thank you.


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15 12 2021
Pat

Thanks for this memory of getting this done for the horses and the land.
Thank you and the BLM and all who helped.

15 12 2021
TJ

You and Frank are two of our loyal volunteers and advocates, and I couldn’t be more grateful for both of you!

15 12 2021
axelsmom20

I agree – your BLM “bunch” seem to be the very best. How lucky you and those horses are because of that.

15 12 2021
TJ

We’re very grateful.

15 12 2021
Lynn

Youโ€™ve got good reason to celebrate, TJ!
A model HMA, improving all the time, diligence and a successful open-minded partnership with BLM … you (and I) know how fortunate you are.
I celebrate you and your herd today!

15 12 2021
TJ

I can’t imagine how you’re dealing with the massive roundups happening now in Wyoming. My heart aches for all those mustangs. … Thanks for your kind words. I’m still looking forward to introducing you to Spring Creek Basin … ๐Ÿ™‚

15 12 2021
baileytan

Thank you for all the hard work you and your team do for the mustangs of Spring Creek Basin.

15 12 2021
TJ

We have the best crew. ๐Ÿ™‚

15 12 2021
Hutch

Hear.Hear!

15 12 2021
TJ

๐Ÿ™‚

15 12 2021
pnickoles

Thanks for all you do (as well as your supporters) for the wild ones. Wish it could be this way for every HMA.

15 12 2021
TJ

So do I!

15 12 2021
Laura Jones

Thank yโ€™all for your work!

15 12 2021
TJ

Thanks, Laura! ๐Ÿ™‚

15 12 2021
lovewildmustangs

I send my love and hope for our mustangs, their future in safety, and to all of you who hade this happenโค๏ธ

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15 12 2021
TJ

Thanks, Karen. ๐Ÿ™‚

15 12 2021
Martha Kennedy

Congratulations to you and the horses. โค

15 12 2021
TJ

Thanks, Martha. ๐Ÿ™‚

15 12 2021
Sue E. Story

I am amazed at how long ago that was…and I’m old enough to remember! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We’ve come a long way…but still very far to go. Our HMA is a model, blessed with great BLM guys and a brigade of effective and wonderful advocates – like you, TJ. We are so grateful and hope other HMAs will one day get up to speed with ours. Baby steps – but impressive steps!

15 12 2021
TJ

Agreed, and well said!

12 01 2022
Puller9

WOW! Beautiful photo. What is the promontory behind the hadsome Tenaz?

12 01 2022
TJ

This is Hollywood and Utah’s La Sal Mountains. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think you might be referring to this post: https://springcreekbasinmustangs.com/2022/01/06/sparkle/
That’s Tenaz with Brumley Point behind him.

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