Tag: Craig Downer

Pine Nut Wild Horse Roundup is Unjustified

Opinion by Craig Downer as published in the Reno Gazette Journal “There is a cover-up concerning the major factors that are deteriorating the Pine Nut Mountain ecosystem…” My statement concerns the Carson-City-BLM roundup of 575 out of 775 wild horses from the Pine Nut Mountain Herd Management Area […]

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Craig Carpenter Downer, Ph.D. c., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

Dr. Downer has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the conservation movement MINDEN, NV,— Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Craig Carpenter Downer, Ph.D. c., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, […]

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Recognized Wild Horse Expert Adds More to Obama’s BLM Dunce List

On page 23 of your document you paint a very rosy picture of the results of the roundup, but in fact overlook many positive aspects of leaving the wild horses alone. You mention that the rate of foaling will increase after the roundup. Yes, I agree, but is this not what you want to prevent by allowing the herds to self-stabilize? They do self-stabilize if allowed to fill their niche. I suggest you look into natural boundaries, predators, buffer zones, etc., as part of an effective Reserve Design concept.

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