Help Nevada Community Protect Pine Nut Wild Horses!0
Two small communities in Nevada fighting to protect their wild horses need our help! The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on its proposed 10-year management plan for the Pine Nut Mountains Herd Management Area (HMA), which includes the wild horse populations living in the Fish Springs area outside Gardnerville and in the portion of the HMA near Dayton, Nevada.
These wild horses are beloved by the community! Three years ago, community outrage stopped the BLM from rounding up and removing the Fish Springs horses. Over the last two years, the BLM has worked with AWHPC coalition partner the Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates, based in Gardnerville, to establish a pilot program to manage the Fish Springs horses through a humane PZP birth control program. On the Dayton side of the HMA, our local coalition partner, the Wild Horse Preservation League, has worked cooperatively with the BLM to place game cameras to photo-document how springs in the area are utilized.
The BLM’s new management plan puts these community partnerships in jeopardy! These neighbors now face a real threat of losing their cherished wild horses, many of whom they have literally watched grow up on the range.
We need to support these communities fighting for their wild horses! Please – help us get as many comments as possible to protect the Pine Nut Mountains wild horses – submit your comments today!