Welfare Ranchers Continue Their War on Native Wild Horses
Federal authorities propose to remove 500 wild horses from Wyoming’s Checkerboard lands, so-named because of its alternating public and private land parcels.
The Rock Springs Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to remove all the wild horses from the Checkerboard lands within and outside of the Great Divide Basin, Salt Wells Creek, and Adobe Town herd management areas (HMAs).
The three HMAs total about 2,427,220 acres, with 1,242,176 acres falling within the Checkerboard region.
The BLM says wild horses found within contiguous solid block lands in the HMAs will not be gathered.