Policy

AWHC Protests Bad Plan for Wild Horses in Idaho

By Brieanah Schwartz, Policy Counsel

(March 18, 2020) Last May, the BLM prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) that will affect a small herd of wild horses living in the Four Mile Herd Management Area (HMA) in southwestern Idaho, near the Oregon border.


Wild Horse Group Files Suit for Records Over Special Interest Meeting Documents

Wild Horse Group Files Suit for Records Over Special Interest Meeting Documents

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2020) - The American Wild Horse Campaign sued the Trump Administration today under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for documents related to closed-door meetings between the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and special interests groups regarding key wild horse policies. The DOI has not complied with its statutory deadlines and failed to produce any documents to the AWHC.


BLM Moves Against Wyoming’s Iconic Wild Horses

Agency seeks to wipe out one-third of mustang population and 40% of habitat in the state


Administration Plan to Weaken NEPA Will Harm Nation’s Wild Horses, Advocacy Group Warns

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2020)...The nation's leading wild horse protection group, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), is calling foul over the Trump Administration's plan, announced today, to weaken the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).


NEPA and the Connection to Wild Horse Management

(January 8, 2020) The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is meant to be a checks and balances system for any project that the government wants to pursue which could impact the human environment. The process of completing Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements has long been described as arduous and so complex that it causes inconvenient delay to progress.


Lawsuit Break Down: Nevada Wild Horse Population Plan

Brieanah Schwartz, AWHC Policy Counsel

At the end of 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a final plan to reduce the breeding population of wild horses in both the Antelope and Triple B Complexes in Nevada to near extinction levels – 227 in Antelope and 272 in Triple B – by gelding 50% of the returned stallions, skewing the sex ratio of these wild horse populations to 60% male/40% female, and treating all the returned mares with fertility control, either PZP or GonaCon, a vaccine that the National Academy of Sciences said required further research before im