Save the TRNP Horses

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The wild horses of  Theodore Roosevelt National Park need our ๐‡๐„๐‹๐!

Three preliminary alternatives are being considered for analysis. The public is invited to participate in the planning process by submitting comments and ideas for consideration in the Livestock Plan. The newsletter provided by the park includes more details about each of the alternatives you see below. (Please note: This is not a public vote.)

 
Alternative A

No Action Alternative: Continued herd management under the 1978 EA and 1970 Management Plan. Stewardship would continue under current management plans with a population objective of 35โ€“60 horses. The NPS would continue to use capture and contraceptive techniques to maintain horse numbers at the population objectives defined in the 1978 EA.

Alternative B

Action Alternative: Expedited reduction of herds to no livestock. This alternative would require the active capturing of horses in the park with the methods best suited to reducing the population to zero in an expedited fashion.

Alternative C

Proposed Action Alternative: Phased reduction of herds to no livestock. This alternative would also require active capture of horses with the methods best suited to reducing the population to zero but in a phased approach.

HOW TO COMMENT:

You are invited to submit comments on the information in the newsletter, the preliminary alternatives, proposed action, and what the EA should address and analyze.

Comments that will be considered are those that present information that can be used when developing alternatives, present reasonable alternatives, or present information that can be used when the NPS considers impacts of alternatives.

HOW NOT TO COMMENT:

Comments that cannot be considered include comments for or against an action without any reasoning, comments that only agree or disagree with NPS policy, comments without justification or supporting data, comments that take the form of vague, open-ended questions, and form letters.

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THRO Livestock Management Plan Newsletter๏ปฟ

Please read before submitting any formal comment to the park.

THRO Public Comment

The public is invited to submit comments on the alternatives through January 31, 2023.

Virtual Public Scoping Meeting

A virtual public scoping meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams on January 12, 2023 to learn more about the Livestock Plan.

Civic Engagement Comment Analysis Report

This report documents the results of the initial civic engagement process.

Please read all the material provided in the links above before commenting. Continue to check here and on Facebook, as we hope to have more ways you can help soon.