Tell BLM to Improve Plan to Manage Pryor Mountains Mustangs!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has come a long way in its management of the famed wild horses of the Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range on the Montana/Wyoming border. However, the agency needs to hear from you now to help it go the final mile and make this a truly humane and sustainable management program!
The BLM is accepting public comments on a proposal to remove up to 25 horses from the Pryor Range. The agency no longer uses helicopters to round up horses in the Pryor Mountains, and humanely manages the population using PZP fertility control. However, due to previous restrictions (no longer in effect) on the number and ages of mares vaccinated with PZP, zero population growth has not yet been achieved in this herd. Presently, 160 wild horses, not including this year’s foals, live in the Pryor Mountains, a number that not only exceeds the maximum Allowable Management Level of 120 horses, but also, realistically, is more than this small range and rugged, sparse terrain can sustain.
No livestock grazing takes place in the 39,651-acre Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range. Our coalition partner, The Cloud Foundation, which has documented the Pryor wild horses for two decades, is calling on the BLM to place strict limitations on removals and to expand the Pryor range to restore lost habitat. Please join The Cloud Foundation in speaking up for expanding the humane treatment and protection of the Pryor Mountains mustangs by taking action below! Thank you.