Please be patient as archived content is moved to this page. WHE has the most extensive data base on wild horse removals over the last four years than any organization. WHE also has an extensive library of pre roundup scout reports that must be compiled and digitized. dating back to 2009. Please be patient. (We have simply linked each area to all articles available. Time is limited and is being prioritized on field work and supporting existing litigation and negotiation efforts).
EDIT 2016: This collection has become to extensive and geared toward various purposes. We are working on archiving and a method to create a library. Content below has not been updated since ’14.
Wild horses and burros exist on the range as protected symbols of our American Heritage. In the meager 11% of public land where wild horses and burros were to be protected as “integral” to the landscape as a “primary use” the range is still operated under BLM’s “Multiple Use” protocols. Wild Horses and burros do not live as a primary species in the small portion of our American West where they live. Private livestock (cows and sheep) are given an over ridding interest receiving (in most cases) up to 80% of available forage.
Competition also exists with extractive industry (mineral mining, oil and gas) that uses vast amounts of water and creates huge areas of surface disturbance.
Range Reports have been increasingly significant in efforts to achieve protections for our American Icons as public land is overrun by profit driven interests.
In 2013 we filed litigation based on our research and a roundup was cancelled. This occurred in other instances as well. Much of the reports we gather give us significant first hand documentation to engage in conversations with districts that manage wild horses and burros toward achieving alternative management options and when necessary give us the tools we need to litigate.
(page in progress. Range work is a significant part of what WHE does. Our reports are coming fast and numerous. If you are looking for a specific report use the search bar at the top of website)
Notes, Drafts and previous engagement
Owyhee Complex (Little Owyhee, Snowstorm, Little Humbolt, Owyhee, Rock Creek)
(HMA’s listed have been visited. Limited time to load info but will as fast as possible)