Craig Downer’s 2017 report on 5 wild horse herds and Herd Management Areas in Oregon

Source:  The Wild Horse Conspiracy

Kiger Mustang HMA, Oregon 10/2017.  Photo copyright Craig C. Downer 2017

Craig C. Downer, wildlife ecologist, has issued a report, including research by Marybeth Devlin, on 5 wild horse herds and Herd Management Areas in Oregon.

These include the South Steens HMA, Kiger Mustang HMA, and Three Fingers Wild Horse HMA in southeastern Oregon, the Paisley Desert HMA in south-central Oregon (managed by the BLM) and the Big Summit HMA (managed by the Forest Service) in the Ochoco National Forest.
You can read the report HERE.

10 comments

  1. It’s a long report but it gives personal in-depth observations and research of these Oregon Herd Areas plus Marybeth’s research on the BLM’s fraudulent and biological impossible population increases. Well worth reading.

    Like

  2. Total Oregon original legal Wild Horse and Burro acres = 4,312,356
    Total Oregon current WH&B herd management acres = 2,978,751
    Total Oregon legally designated acres stolen from our WH&B = 1,333,605

    Liked by 1 person

    • This is the kind of objective factual information the public needs to recognize, not all the smoke and mirrors put out by the wild horse enemies, including those in official positions. Thanks GG!

      Like

  3. Very long & informative report. What a shame that the “decision-makers” dont seem to be aware or comprehend this kind of research. Talk about living in a bubble!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • You’re welcome, Louie! It’s very important people get out to see, hear, etc. for themselves these unique and spirited highly evolved horses living as they should and lend them a helping hand in securing their rightful land and freedom. Surely appreciate your reading my report. together we can win their place back in the West!

      Liked by 2 people

  4. REPORT ON FIVE WILD HORSE HERDS AND HERD MANAGEMENT AREAS (HMA) IN OREGON,
    WITH RESULTS OF DETAILED ECOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS ON TWO HMAs CONDUCTED IN 2017
    BY CRAIG C. DOWNER, WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST

    I highly commend and recommend that the reader carefully peruse Appendices B, C, D, E and F, which constitute a brilliant and factual, clear and logically presented expose of the “fairness issue” for all of the five wild horse herd and their legal Herd Areas and Herd Management Areas/Territories which are the subject of this report. On behalf of my non-profit organization, I take this opportunity to unreservedly thank researcher Marybeth Devlin for this great addition to my report.

    PAISLEY DESERT WILD HORSE HMA

    Many witnesses I have spoken to report that wild horses are being driven into various HMAs deliberately by ranchers and others in order to give the appearances of such extravagant population increases. Also involved here could be poor, tendentious, or even dishonest census taking involving double counting and the use of “fudge factors” such as automatically assuming 20% annual population growth while ignoring normal 50% foal mortality or more and ca. 5% to 10% adult mortality (Gregg et al. 2014). – Remember that so long as the tendentious livestock industry remains in cahoots with BLM, USFS, and other government officials, they will continue to “grind their axe” against the wild horses and burros. Given this unwholesome situation, how can we expect any true objectivity and fair treatment concerning these our “national heritage species”?

    The Southern boundary of the HMA is 10 miles northeast of Paisley, Oregon, and very near a huge cattle feedlot belonging to the Simplot Land and Cattle Company. This had thousands of cattle in it when I visited, and Simplot does in fact graze many of the Paisley Desert HMA sectors (see Appendix D). The northern end of the HMA lies 15 miles to the southeast of Christmas Valley
    http://thewildhorseconspiracy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/REPORT-ON-OREGON-WILD-HORSE-HERDS-AND-HABITATS-ON-THEIR-LEGAL-BLM-AND-USFS-AREAS-Table-of-Contents-version-of-4-6-18_r.pdf

    Liked by 1 person

Care to make a comment?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.