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Adobe Town & Salt Wells Wild Horse Removal 2010 – UPDATED

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on April 2, 2010

In light of new information received today, I pulled this post earlier until said information could be researched and verified. Now I am re-posting the original information along with this new information with a word of caution…

The Adobe Town / Salt Wells HMA Gather is a very unique situation. Some of you may already know the history, but for those who don’t, allow me to explain. And please remember, this is for informational purposes only, but I do ask each of you to consider your opinions of this gather very carefully before proceeding with comments and petitions.

In 1979, the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) entered into an agreement with the BLM. In accordance with the 1971 WFRH&BAct, BLM is required to maintain the multiple use purposes of public lands. If BLM kept up their end of this deal efficiently and effectively, in return the RSGA would allow the wild horses to Read the rest of this entry »

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Two Pershing Co Men Charged in Nov 2009 Wild Horse Shootings…

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on March 16, 2010


Two Pershing, County Nevada men were charged in federal court today with killing five wild horses on federally-managed lands in northern Nevada, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Todd Davis, 44, and Joshua Keathley, 36, both of Lovelock, Nevada, are charged in a criminal information with causing the death of wild horses. According to the information, on November 28, 2009, in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buckhorn Horse Management Area of Northern Washoe County, Nevada, Davis and Keathley maliciously caused the death and harassment of five wild free-roaming horses by shooting them.  Davis is employed by the Pershing County Water Conservation District in Lovelock. Keathley’s employment is unknown.

Davis and Keathley are scheduled to make initial appearances in court on the charges on April 27, 2010, at 3:00 p.m.  If convicted, they face up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

The investigation is being conducted by BLM’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security California State Office in Redding, California, with the assistance of the Lovelock Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Washoe County Forensic Services Division, the Nevada Department of Wildlife, and the California Department of Fish and Game.  The Humane Society of the United States and the State of Nevada Commission for the Preservation of Wild Horses also contributed to the investigation.

The public is reminded that a criminal information contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Austin/Tonopah FS Ranger District, Comments due by March 19, 2010

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on March 12, 2010

February 24, 2010 – Notice of Proposed Action and Opportunity to Comment:
“The Austin and Tonopah Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest welcomes your comments on the Wild Horse and Burro Appropriate Management Levels (AMLs) Project. The purpose of this project is to update or establish AMLs and set general management direction for the Wild Horse and Burro territories (WHTs) on the Monitor, Hot Creek, and Toquima Mountain Ranges. We would like your thoughts on the scope of issues to be addressed in the environmental analysis (EA) and your comments on the proposed action.”
“Territory management plans for joint FS/BLM management and monitoring of the wild horse resource are nonexistent or outdated.” 
Battle Mountain Field Office and Tonopah Field Station, Wild Horse and Burro Population Tables
 *The 11 WHTs that are affected by this proposed action are located in the Monitor, Hot Creek, & Toquima Mountain Ranges. Because these WHTs are adjacent to BLM administered public lands in these areas, BLM and FS would collaborate on proposed actions regarding wild horses and burros affected. Within the eleven WHTs, there are 21 cattle allotments administered by the FS (14 active and 7 vacant). (See pdf document, page 6, Table 1 for grazing information.) Monitor Wild Horse Territory – History & Info from the FS
WHTs Kelly Creek, Butler Basin, Dobbin Summit, Sevenmile, Little Fish Lake, Monitor North, Stone Cabin, and Monitor South (located within the Monitor and Hot Creek Mountain Ranges). Hickison Burro, Northumberland, and Toquima (located within the Toquima Mountain Range). All are under the jurisdiction of the Austin/Tonopah Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Contact: District Ranger, P.O. Box 130, Austin, NV 89310, (775)964-2671
HMAs – Saulsbury, Antelope, Hot Creek, and Willow Creek. These are under the jurisdiction of the BLM Battle Mountain District Field Offices – Tonopah & Mount Lewis.
Battle Mountain District Office, (Employee Directory)
50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820, Phone: 775-635-4000 , Fax: 775-635-4034, Email:, District Manager: Gerald Smith
Tonopah Field Office, 1553 South Main Street, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049, Phone: 775-482-7800, Fax: 775-482-7810, Field Manager: Tom Seley
Mount Lewis Field Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820, Phone: 775-635-4000, Field Manager: Doug Furtado  

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