BLM releases analysis of proposed Wyoming wild horse ecosanctuary


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From: KTVQ News

wild-horses-wyomingLANDER, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office is beginning a public comment period on an environmental assessment (EA) which analyzes a proposed wild horse ecosanctuary on the Double D Ranch, approximately 7 miles north of Lander.

Located in west central Wyoming at the foot of the Wind River Mountains, the 900 acre Double D ranch has applied to provide long-term, humane care for up to 250 wild horses gathered primarily from Wyoming public rangelands. The wild horses would primarily come from Wyoming public rangelands, however public lands are not included as part of this proposal.

If the proposal is approved, the BLM would sponsor the ecosanctuary at a funding level comparable to what it pays for the care of wild horses on long-term pastures in the Midwest. The ecosanctuary would be publicly accessible and provide ecotourism and educational opportunities which would help defray costs for operating the sanctuary.

To ensure comments and information are fully considered, the BLM must receive your input in writing by July 7, 2014. Public comments are most useful when they are specific, cite additional relevant issues, and/or determine the extent of those issues. After comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA where appropriate, the BLM will issue a final decision.

Comments may also be mailed or hand delivered to Scott Fluer or Rubel Vigil, BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
  • Nancy Albin

    Isn’t that Dayton o Hyde’s ranch? but i thought his was in south dakota? & why isn’t it on public lands? so they can make money off this? Oh i have a lot of homework to do about this! but i’m still doing homework on how to protect the horses & burros here in virginia range nevada I don’t like what this lady in town was telling me she used to work for blm I didn’t get into it to much I just listened i had my children with me. this has gotten so dirty it is scarey our government is not trustable at all

    June 21, 2014
  • Margaret

    Lander is southwest of Riverton Wyoming. It’s inside the Wind River Range Mountains. This is NOT any part of Dayton O Hyde’s ranch in South Dakota.

    The biggest question looming is there is an Indian Reservation in this area. My question concerns the safety of the horses and whether BLM can go in willy nilly and start demanding eco sanctuary holders to destroy horses like they did with H. Alan Day (Chief Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s brother).

    There are many safety issues to me. BLM officials will want to take people down who they think are getting to big for their britches–hence the order for the destruction of horses.

    Wyoming is big horse hating state. I hate saying that since I go every year. But ranchers want the land for cows and sheep NOT horses.

    The other HUGE concern is how far is this eco sanctuary from any fracking sites? Fracking is also BIG business in Wyoming. Don’t think for one moment that BLM has the horses safety at the center of their hearts. If they can place them in poisonness conditions they will.

    June 21, 2014
  • Sue

    Double D is near the Prior Mountains. Perhaps Ginger K. knows them?

    June 22, 2014
  • Maggie Frazier

    This double D ranch has R-Calf link on their site – R-Calf is all for Horse slaughter – and for US beef production. Does this sound like a good place for wild horses? I would like to know if Ginger has any information on them, too.

    June 22, 2014