Red Desert Complex, Wyoming
The Red Desert Complex contains some of the most beautiful wild horse habitat in the West with rolling green hills, forests, high meadows, and sage brush flats. It also contains large herds of privately-owned livestock that dominate the landscape at certain times of the year. Please make your voices heard for the mustang families who share this beautiful area with other native creatures like sage grouse, deer, elk and so many other species.
Comments on BLM’s plan to roundup and remove 1705 wild horses from the 753,000 acre Red Desert Complex in Wyoming are due Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Stewart Creek, Lost Creek, Antelope Hills, Crooks Mountain and Green Mountain Herd Management Areas will be impacted with a goal to remove horses to the low AML of 480. This is one horse per 1,500 acres!!!
Please urge the BLM to develop a pilot program which utilizes volunteers to document the herd, bait trap and assist with fertility control. The Proposed Alternative calls for removal of 1705 wild horses, treating only 21 mares with PZP 22. These 21 mares will then be returned to the range. The Proposed Alternative does nothing to forestall another removal, after another removal.