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BLM Releases Analysis of Proposed Wild Horse Ecosanctuary in Montana 


It looks like more land is being looked at for a sanctuary for older gelded wild horses by the BLM. Tourism and educational tours will be allowed on the land to help cover costs. If only the BLM could look for a way so that larger family groups of wild horses could exist together. This fragmenting of herds will only destroy what is a national treasure – America’s wild horses. Be sure to click through to the article to find out where to comment to the BLM before any decisions are made. ~ HfH

From: The Horse

wywildhorsesThe Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Missoula, Montana, Field Office is beginning a public comment period on an environmental assessment which analyzes a proposed wild horse ecosanctuary.

The nonprofit Rural Sustainability Organization (RSO) submitted an application to the BLM to establish an ecosanctuary on approximately 15,000 acres of land in western Montana secured by RSO through contracts and leases with local landowners. The RSO application lands are located in three separate units varying from two to eight miles from the town of Drummond.

“The Missoula Field Office is excited about the prospect of working with RSO to provide a humane, high-quality life for excess horses from the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program,” said Tim La Marr, acting field manager of the Missoula Field Office.

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