COLORADO HMA

BLM Colorado manages 4 wild horse herd management areas on approximately 400 thousand acres. The combined for all HMAs in the state is aml: 812 animals.

Since 1971, the BLM has removed nearly 4,400 animals from public rangelands in Colorado.

(current roundups as of july 2021 not included)


may 26 2021 PIM 2021-007 – Euthanasia of Wild Horses and Burros Related to Acts of Mercy, Health or Safety. (NATIONAL, COLORADO RIVER DO) – Added ‘captive bolt‘ to the language

I. Authorized Delegations and Required Training: C. excerpt: “Only persons trained by a veterinarian on how to perform euthanasia will be authorized to perform euthanasia. All personnel authorized to perform euthanasia will be trained to use gunshot. Only those specifically trained on the techniques for injection or captive bolt are authorized to use these techniques.”

EXPLANATION of policy change: Sep 9 21 “Guidance for Euthanasia” – Captive Bolts Added – WHE

WHBA notes: As of May 26 2021 this allows them to use captive bolt euthanize for healthy horses (any horses found outside their exact boundary – ‘otherwise roaming freely in an unauthorized area’). It has been shown over the years that wild horses have been routinely pushed into areas (praticularily onto Indian land where wild horse laws don’t apply) and then gathered as feral and sold to slaughter in Mexico, and also gathered from private lands on the edges of the WHB protected area.

This is a NATIONAL LAW, that specifically added COLORADO RIVER DO to the policy. search

BLM CLAIM: Animals removed from public rangelands are offered to the public for adoption; un-adopted animals are cared for on open pastures for the rest of their lives.  The reality of these claims coming soon.

ENERGY CONFLICTS

Gas, Oil, Coal, Gold, Uranium mining is occuring heavily in Colorado, on public BLM lands

2000 BLM archive – Colorado Oil and Gas Site


BLM – Colorado



LIVESTOCK CONFLICT








Appropriate Management Level (AML) of horses and burros per Herd Management Area (HMA)
An AML  (low-High) is the amount of animals they will let remain in areas

< 2006 EA (pg 212)  USDA 2007 BLM 2021 > and texas USDA Animal Management Unit = (all gov agencies show different calculations)
Using the texas chart,
An AUM is the amount of forage needed to sustain one horse (1.27 aum), one cow per 1000 lbs (1 aum), two burro (.5 aum), five sheep (.18 aum), or five goats (.19 aum) for a month

HINT: How to read EST AMU:    ( ? = yes, needs actual animal  #’s / 0 = none / blank = unknown)#  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #   cattle   #   sheep

I found in a 2006 EA (pg 212) shown below that states ‘wild horses’ are only 0.9 aum and that changed in USDA 2007 to ‘horses’ are 1.25 aum. So that makes me think,
Do wild horses require less forage than captive horses (nutrient value)? Or are they changing the numbers to achieve their goal (depending on project) of less horses on the land?
“Animal Unit Month (AUM): The amount of forage to sustain one mature cow or the equivalent, based
on an average daily forage consumption of 26 pounds of dry matter per day. The equivalent animal units
for other ungulate species, based on a weight conversion (3 percent body weight per day), are: 10.5 for
antelope; 7.6, deer; 2.1, elk; 1.2, moose; 0.9, wild horses; and 5.2, sheep.”

The majority of info, statistics, and records listed here come directly from BLM and the government. They are a self-regulating industry with absolutely NO oversight or accountability. There is no independent accounting of this program at all. Due to this one-sided version it is believed the numbers listed here of wild horse and burro estimates, and removals are inflated, suspect and inaccurate. We will attempt to prove this with reviewing their claims with attached evidence and links to outside sources that have witnessed discrepancies and inaccuracies over the last 50 years since the passing of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971  

LITTLE BOOK CLIFFS WILD HORSE AREA HMA (#littlebookcliffs)

  • CO0766 – Horse / Mesa County / GRAND JUNCTION FIELD OFFICE 970-244-3000
  • 36,100 acres  = blm 35,178
  • AML:         90-150         
  • EST 2020:      #  151  horses    #  0 burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep
  • Wildlife: Elk, turkey, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, chuckar partridge, gamble’s quail, midget faded rattlesnake, snowshoe hare, mountain lion, bobcat, bear

This herd has been darted with fertility drugs since 2002. Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range Fertility Control Darting Team

Download a PDF map of the Little Book Cliffs HMA

Little Book Cliffs – DOCs and EA’s
Livestock Conflict: NO
Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

 shows no grazing allotments inside, but is surrounded by livestock

Energy Conflicts: ?


2018 Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Gather missing horses

PLANNING DOCUMENTS dead link DOI-BLM-CO-S080-2018-0015-EA 2018 fonsi

Animals: 96 gathered / 41 returned / 0 deaths / 10 or 11 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: Sep 8 – Oct 18, 2018 Gather Method:  HELI
ContractorSAMPSON, SHAYNE F    Contract price: $152,262.50    140L0618F0397
Plan Gathered:  60 Animals Gathered: 96
Animals Shipped:  12  (see notes in gather report)            
Facility:   CANON PRISON      Max capacity: 2000
Dead Animals: 0      
Public viewing:
Plan:
Notes:

BLM – GATHER REPORT and Summary (missing horses)

GATHER SUMMARY

Animals gathered :  96

HBC scores 3-6

Animals released : 41

Animals shipped: 12  Canon city

Mares treated cumulative: 10

Deaths: 0

Notes: gather numbers don’t add up = 32 unaccounted for 96 GATHERED, RETURNED 41, = 55 , ONLY SHIPPED 12  what happened to the other 32


Thursday, October 18, 2018
Animals gathered today: 3 / HBC scores 4
Animals removed today: 2

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Summary: Visitors observed the gather today.
Animals gathered today: 1 / HBC scores 4
Animals removed today: 1

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Summary: Visitors observed the gather today.
Animals gathered today: 10 / HBC scores 4-6
Animals released today: 2
Animals removed today: 8
Mares treated with fertility control: 1

Monday, October 15, 2018
Summary: Visitors observed the gather today.
Animals gathered today: 16 / HBC scores 3-4
Animals released today: 9
Mares treated with fertility control: 1

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Summary: Media and visitors observed the gather in Main Canyon today.
Animals gathered today: 19 / HBC scores 3-4
Animals released today: 9
Mares treated with fertility control: 4

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Animals gathered today: 6 / HBC scores 3.25
Animals released today: 3

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Animals gathered today: 2 / HBC scores 3.5
Animals released today: 1

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Animals gathered today: 5 / HBC scores 3.5
Animals released today: 2

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Animals gathered today: 8 / HBC scores 3.5
Animals released today: 5
Mares treated with fertility control: 2

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Animals gathered today: 5 / HBC scores 3.5
Animals released today: 2
Mares treated with fertility control: 1

Friday, September 14, 2018
Animals gathered today: 5 / HBC scores 3.5
Animals released today: 2
Animals shipped: 12  Canon city

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Animals gathered today: 2  / HBC scores 4

Monday, September 10, 2018
Animals gathered today: 2  / HBC scores 4
Animals released today: 1

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Animals gathered today: 4  horses / HBC scores 4

Friday, September 7, 2018
Summary: There were no visitors at the site gather today. 
Animals gathered: 8 horses / HBC scores 5
Animals released: 3
Mares treated with fertility control: 2


LITTLE BOOK CLIFFS REMOVALS


CONTRACTS LOCATED

2018 CO MEEKER RIO BLANCO /SS 140L0618F0397 -1 / (09/24/2018-10/27/2018) / CLOSED/  $71,879.25 / Wild Horse Helicopter Gather Little Book Cliff Wild Horse Range in Colorado

PICEANCE-EAST DOUGLAS AREA HMA (#piceance)

  • CO0161 – Horse / Meeker – Rio Blanco County / WHITE RIVER FIELD OFFICE at 970-878-3800
    Contact: Chris Maestas:  cjmaestas@blm.gov   970-826-5101
  • 190,016 acres , blm acres 158,332 (300-square mile area designated for managing a healthy wild horse herd in balance with other multiple uses)
  • AML:     135-235 
  • Livestock AUM: 11,523 CATTLE  (both outside and inside HMA)           
  • EST Jun 2022: #  1385  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
  • EST Feb 2021: # 838   horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
  • EST 2020 (fall/winter)  #  838  horses    # 0  burros   # 12,247 cattle   # 0 sheep (#438 outside hma)
  • EST 2019   #  698  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
  • EST 2018  #  532  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep (#374 outside hma)
  • EST 2017  #  454  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
  • EST 2016: #  337  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
  • EST 2011: #  382  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep

Notice the Extreme jump in #’s from 2021 to 2022, just prior to roundup. Inflating numbers allows them to remove more horses without oversight. As they often claim horses mutiply by 20% every four years (20%=1,005.6). Here they show a jump of 65% (65%=1,382.7) in just one year. INFLATED NUMBERS SCAM! #numbersscam

Estimates have not been verified by an outside independant source. All estimates come from BLM paid employees and BLM paid contractors.

Note that when documents refer to ‘removing horses from outside of this HMA’, they are referring to other Herd Areas’s (West Douglas, North Piceance) where horses ‘once had’ federal protection but have since been zeroed out and completely dissolved (1997 White River – RMP). Livestock still remain on those areas (see their sections).

Wildlife: Wildlife living in the area include mule deer, elk, badgers.

Piceance Documents – Genetics, EA’s, etc… #piceancedocs

GENETICS #geneticseastdouglas

2006 – Genetic Analysis of the Piceance-East Douglas HMA, CO – Cothran 

2003 – Genetic Analysis of three populations of the feral horses of the Piceance CO HMA – Cothran 

1995 – Genetic analysis of the feral horses of the White River Resource Area of Colorado  – Cothran 

1994 – Strategies for genetic management of feral horse populations on public lands in the US  – Cothran 

1993 – Genetic analysis of the Barcus Creek wild horse population – Cothran 

Mentions: Barcus Creek, Mesa 84, Spring Creek herds (From maps: I think spring creek was a part of the ‘zeroed out’ North piceance herds)


Environmental Assessments
2015 DOI-BLM-CO-N050-2015-0024-EA DNA   DR fonsi eplanning (The BLM will gather up to 167 horses using water and bait trapping and helicopter gather operations)

2014 DOI-BLM-CO-N05-2014-0035-EA (dead link) Search results  (need to locate)

2010 DOI-BLM-CO-110-2010-0089 Final EA

1999 Wild Horse Program Analysis and Operational Plan – douglas herd areas

1997 White River – RMP   Amendments (oil) to the 1997 White River RMP

2009-17 archives


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Energy Conflicts: yes

Land exchange with Exxon Mobile (Pg4) Over the past several decades, the Piceance SWA has not only been impacted by drought, but also by increased mineral development activities in the surrounding areas. The SWA now exhibits reduced wildlife habitat values and has resulted in reduced big game populations.


dec 14 20  Oil & Gas Wastewater Spills in the Piceance Basin Top 700k Gallons in 2019 – kdnk radio


2012-2020  Garfield & Rio Blanco County, CO – Spill/ Release incidents reports

NEPA –White River FO eplanning – oil and gas projects

2012 Big Energy and wild horses – Wild Horse Education

Livestock Conflicts : Yes #piceancegrazing
Grazing allotments: 4 / records as of 2020 MAPS

2020  Livestock AMU: 11,523 CATTLE     Livestock use: 12,247      WHB use:  698


Square S CO06027, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,622 – Total Livestock 2,461
Land exchange with Exxon Mobile (Pg4) Over the past several decades, the Piceance SWA has not only been impacted by drought, but also by increased mineral development activities in the surrounding areas. The SWA now exhibits reduced wildlife habitat values and has resulted in reduced big game populations.
Yellow Creek CO06030, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,157 – Total Livestock 1,554
Greasewood CO06036, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,569 – Total Livestock 682
Cathedral Bluffs CO06349, Cattle / Total AUMs 5,175 – Total Livestock 7,550

Only 1, the greasewood allotment (pg22), has been incorporated into the Piceance East Douglas HMA when the North Douglas HA was dissolved. Unclear if any horses have access to it.


1981 – Management Framework Plan – 1) Allocate 2,101 AUMs of forage for a range of 95-140
wild horses in the 148,153 acre Piceance-East Douglas Creek Herd Management Area, 2)
removal all horses west of Douglas Creek, 3) remove horses from all other allotments within the
Piceance Planning Unit, 4) complete boundary fencing of Yellow Creek and Cathedral Bluffs
(allotments) to eliminate drift of wild horses into adjacent allotments
.
Square S and Cathedral Bluffs have allotments that are outside of than the HMA.

1999 Wild Horse Program Analysis and Operational Plan – douglas herd areas

June 2022 Piceance-East Douglas HMA Gather – Currently taking place

2022-20  DOI-BLM-CO-N050-2020-0056-EA   DR  FONSI  appendices   eplanning Nov 23 20 PR Feb 22 21 PR  jun 13 22 PR    Piceance-East Douglas HMA Gather and Fertility Control Plan  removal of excess wild horses over the next few years will reduce impacts to private property and promote healthy rangelands. The aml in the HMA is 135-235 horses. Current 2021 estimates place the herd population at 838 wild horses.  (according to the jun 13 2022 PR, the current numbers are 1,385 horses #numbersscam). The BLM would gather and selectively remove excess wild horses down to the low end of AML using an initial gather operation conducted as soon as possible and return periodically to gather excess wild horses to maintain the AML within the PEDHMA. The BLM would use a variety of gather techniques including bait trapping, helicopter drive trapping, and helicopter assisted roping (helicopter use would only be scheduled between July 1 and February 28, 2021?). The BLM would also initiate the administration of fertility control treatments to reduce the current annual recruitment rate. Fertility control treatments would primarily consist of vaccine treatments (e.g., PZP, PZP-22, GonaCon – Equine; preference is GonaCon – Equine) along with the potential use of intrauterine devices (IUDs).  https:/eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2003177/570

Animals:   ? gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: (Jun 16 22- ? Bait) (jul 15 22- ? Heli)      Gather Method: Bait / Heli
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: ? Animals Shipped:                        
Facility: ? Utah Max capacity:               Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:

https://www.cpr.org/2022/06/14/blm-meeker-wild-horse-overpopulation/

https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/horse-monitoring-shows-subpar-health-high-numbers-in-herd-eyed-for-reduction/article_1b11f8da-e914-11ec-8762-df0ecd5dc841.html

IN THE NEWS – 2022 Piceance #inthenews2022piceance

Jun 24 22 Advocate claims BLM is lying and has already started gathering horses she just had photographed in their HMA.  2022 Piceance East Douglas Gather – photo evidence – Pam True Any horses located on private land are considered strays and can go directly to slaughter without being processed


Jun 11 22 BLM won’t allow water to Box Elder / Piceance East Douglas herd during drought Picenance Basin between Rifle & Meeker. It shows the current drought conditions in that area, particularly in the Box Elder section of the East Douglas HMA. The horses are stacked up around a water tank that hasn’t seen moisture since last November (2021). The BLM has recently stated that they will not be hauling water to the Piceance Basin Mustangs this year, & will not allow any outside groups to do so either.


FEBRUARY 2021 PRIVATE LAND WILD HORSE GATHER

DOI-BLM-CO-N050-2017-0056-EA

2021 gather schedule
(Piceance-East Douglas HMA 2/10/2021 9/30/2021 63 63 15 15 0 0 Bait or Water
(In-house) Horse N Public safety; private lands)

Animals:   ? gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  Heli
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 100 Animals Shipped:                        
FacilityCANON PRISON          Max capacity:  3000             Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:

Notes:

PLAN

The Bureau of Land Management has issued a final decision to remove up to 100 wild horses this fall from private land and other areas outside the designated Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area (HMA) in northwestern Colorado.

The decision will also allow future gathers to remove wild horses that stray from the 300-square-mile Piceance-East Douglas HMA designated for their management. 

“The BLM is committed to maintaining a healthy wild horse population on healthy rangelands in the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area,” said BLM White River Field Manager Kent Walter. “Wild horses that stray from the established Herd Management Area need to be removed to reduce conflicts with other resources and private land under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.”

“Wild horses that stray from the established Herd Management Area need to be removed to reduce conflicts with other resources and private land under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.”
 
The BLM will primarily use a helicopter drive trap method to gather the horses from private lands in the Cathedral Creek area. If less than 100 wild horses are gathered from this area, the BLM may elect to gather horses from additional nearby areas outside the HMA.
 
The BLM currently estimates that there are 210 wild horses outside the HMA within the area covered by this decision, which includes about 773,000 acres in the White River Field Office east of Colorado Highway 139, south of Colorado Highway 64 and west of Colorado Highway 13. The decision area does not include the West Douglas Herd Area, which is west of Colorado Highway 139.

BLM Gather Reports:


IN THE NEWS:



2020 gather

Animals:   ? gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: (?)       Gather Method:  Heli / Bait
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: ? Animals Shipped:                        
FacilityMax capacity:               Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:

oct 27 20 BLM REMOVE WILD HORSES FROM PRIVATE LAND – press release Final update PDF

https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2000200/510 / DOI-BLM-CO-N050-2020-0040-CXDecision Record / Removal of Wild Horses from Private Lands in the Greasewood Allotment in the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area (claims the last roundup in the PEDMA area was 2011, but I show one in 2015 below)


2017 PRIVATE LAND WILD HORSE GATHER

Animals:   ? gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: (September 14, 2017-?)       Gather Method:  Heli / Bait
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 100 Animals Shipped:                        
FacilityCANON PRISON    Max capacity:               Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO, private land

sep 14 17 46 wild horses caught from Piceance herd


2015 Piceance-East Douglas HMA and Adjacent Areas Wild Horse Gather

2015 DOI-BLM-CO-N050-2015-0024-EA DNA   DR fonsi eplanning

Animals:   ? gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  Heli / Bait
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 167 Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:

Notes:

Plan

MEEKER, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management plans to gather excess wild horses in the White River Field Office in northwest Colorado as early as September 2015. The BLM will gather up to 167 horses using water and bait trapping and helicopter gather operations to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations.


2012 EAST DOUGLAS GATHER

DOI-BLM-CO-110-2011-0058-EA

Animals:   276 gathered / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:  (Sept. 21 – Sept. 30, 2012)       Gather Method: Bait 
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 382 / 247 + 78 outside HMA (WDHA?) Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:   CANON PRISON       Max capacity:               Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: ?

PLAN

Proposing to gather approximately 382 wild horses, and remove approximately 247 excess wild horses from within the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area (HMA) beginning September 20, 2011. If the BLM is fully successful implementing the proposed action, the HMA would consist
of approximately 135 wild horses, which the BLM would select to maintain a diverse age
structure, herd character, and body type (conformation). Of the wild horses returned to the
HMA, 10 percent would be yearlings (13 wild horses – 7 studs and 6 mares). Of the remaining
122 wild horses 60 percent (72 wild horses) would be studs, and 40 percent (50 wild horses)
would be mares. The BLM will treat all mares that are released back to the HMA over two years
of age with Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP) immunocontraception (fertility) drugs. In addition, to
comply with 43 CFR 4710.4, all wild horses located outside the boundaries of the HMA,
approximately 78 head, will be gathered and removed unless during the selection process it is
determined that specific wild horses could be returned to the HMA to assist with herd character.

BLM Gather Reports: 2012 East Douglas gather report links to wrong report (2012 west douglas removal) so no details are known of the east gather


IN THE NEWS:


2011  Piceance-East Douglas Gather

oct 15 10 Pre-gather video – Kent Walter WRFO

Pop est: 382
Animals:   276 gathered / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:   (Sept. 21 – 30, 2011)              Gather Method:
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 135 + 78 outside= 213 Animals Shipped:                        
FacilityCANON PRISON   Max capacity: 3000     Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: 1      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: y

Plan & Details

Goal of Gathers: 

To manage healthy herds on healthy rangelands.

The BLM plans to reduce the current estimated population of 382 wild horses within the 190,000-acre Herd Management Area to 135 and remove another 78 wild horses found outside the HMA. The appropriate management level for this HMA is between 135 and 235 wild horses.

Details of the Gathers:

Details of the gather are available on this website by following the links in the right column.  BLM invites the public to observe this gather and details are also available regarding safety procedures and logistics. 

While the risk of injury or occasionally death to wild horses is always present during a gather, the BLM is committed to conducting wild horse gathers safely and humanely. BLM will update this site daily, including specific information about any animal injuries or deaths.

Adoption:Animals removed from the range will be available for adoption from our Canon City facility. These spectacular horses have desirable traits, and we expect them to be in high demand. To adopt a White River horse, contact the BLM at 866-468-7826.

Latest News:For BLM news releases and statements issued about White River Gather, check our Newsroom.

Background:

The White River Field Office manages the 190,000-acre Piceance East Douglas HMA for a healthy wild horse herd of between 135 and 235 wild horses.

White River 2011 Gather Report – none located

wrong gather report listed   White River 2011 Gather Report shows  (july 15-30 2012) not (Sept. 21 – 30, 2011). They attached a 2012 west douglas report to this 2011 piceance gather by accident.   Facility & Veterinary Reports is blank but led me to   2012 West Douglas Emergency Gather Reports which is the same report. So we have no gather report for 2011 piceance roundup



PICEANCE – EAST DOUGLAS REMOVALS

The WRFO has conducted wild horse gathers some 20 times over the past 40 years either within
and/or outside of the PEDHMA, including during 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991,
1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997 CT, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2017.


CONTRACTS LOCATED

2017 CO MEEKER RIO BLANCO / CT INL17PD00944 -1 / (08/29/2017-10/20/2017) / CLOSED / $61,364.00 / Cathedral Creek Helicopter Gather /2

2011 NV WINNEMUCCA HUMBOLDT /CT- INL11PD01274 -2 / (08/18/2011-09/30/2011) / $161,279.20 / Piceance-East Douglas Gather /1

2010 NV MEEKER GARFIELD / SJ INL10PD04613-2 / (11/22/10-11/23/10) / CLOSED / $150,568 / PICEANCE, EAST/WEST DOUGLAS WILD HORSE GATHER / plan to gather 138H according to (2010-11savedGSchedule)

2010 CO MEEKER GARFILEDS / INL10PD03402 -1 / (06/30/2010-10/20/2010) / CLOSED – no work performed / -$172,167.50 / Piceance-East Douglas Wild Horse Gather /1

2006-7 CO MEEKER RIO BLANCO /KG INLNAD06KL17 -3 / (08/14/2006-01/08/2007) / OPEN / $99,870.00 / East Douglas Wild Horse Gather/

2006-7 CO MEEKER RIO BLANCO /KG INLNAD06KL18 -2 / (08/14/2006-01/08/2007) / OPEN / $20,755.25 / East Douglas Wild Horse Gather/

1997 CO MEEKER / CT, troy BC660199709B1422N660P972537  (09/15/1997-10/15/1997) / $48,000 / ?
 (I believe this is the 1997 piceance gather mentioned in docs located on Cattoor Livestock page)

SAND WASH BASIN HMA

  • CO0143 – Horse / Moffat County / LITTLE SNAKE FO 970-826-5000
  • Acres: 157,730 – including 154,940 of public BLM land, 1,960 of private land and 840 of state land
  • AML:     163-363 
  • Livestock AUM: 20,949            
  • EST 2020:    #  733  horses    # 0 burros   #  30,701 cattle & sheep
  • EST 2021:    #  264 +/-  horses    # 0 burros   #  30,000 +/- cattle & sheep
    (BLM numbers aren’t out yet, but videos of livestock are IN THE NEWS-2021 section below)

Wildlife: Elk, mule deer, Greater sage-grouse, pronghorn, white-tailed prairie dogs

ADVOCATE VIDEOS – See the horses and their families

Unfortunately, many of the horses depicted here have already been removed. As we have no oversight of the horses once they leave the public lands: many will die in the gather/roundup, a few will get adopted to good caring homes, a few will get taken by those who will hold them for the year for the $1000 incentive program and sell them as soon as they can (to kill buyers), a few supposedly end up in long term pastures that ‘were already maxed out before the roundup,’ but the majority will end up in kill pens heading to the slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico for human consumption and your dog’s food.

oct 2 18 Picasso, A Day in the life of a Sand Wash Legend

nov 15 19 Wild Wonders of America in Colorado Wild Mustangs of Sand Wash Basin

dec 14 18 Wild Horse Warriors for Sand Wash Basin

CO Sand Wash Basin HMA / 0:00 – 4:58 WY McCullough Peaks HMA / 4:58-8:30
Livestock conflict: yes
Grazing allotments: 4 – records as of 2020 / maps & videos

2020 Livestock AMU:  20,949     Livestock use:  30,701     WHB:   733


Land Spring CO04212, Sheep / Total AUMs 363 – Livestock use 514
Nipple Rim CO04213, Sheep / Total AUMs 3,977 – Livestock use 5,797
Sheepherder Spring CO04217, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 9,041 – Livestock use 12,064
Sand Wash CO04219, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 7,568 – Livestock use 12,326

CO04217 & CO04219 small portions are also outside of HMA

LAWSUITS & LITIGATION – SAND WASH BASIN – coming soon

IN THE NEWS – Sand Wash #newssandwash

2021 SAND WASH BASIN WILD HORSE GATHER

EPLANNING

Original herd size est:   896
Animals: 684 gathered / 52 returned / 2 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: (08/31/2021-09/29/2021)
Gather Method:   #N500AR HELICOPTER ROUNDUP SERVICE 140D8020A0009
Contractor:    CATTOOR        
Contract price: $289,860.00    140L0621F0305 OPEN
Plan Gathered: 783
Animals Shipped:  ? 
Facility:    CANON PRISON   Max capacity: 3000 Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: 2      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing gather: yes
Notes:

BLM GATHER REPORT – summary

Sunday, September 12

Summary: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. sunny, high near 81.  

Animals Gathered: 17  (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)  

Saturday, September 11

Summary: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. sunny, high near 91.

Animals Gathered: 18(5 Stallions, 9 Mares, and 4 Foals)  

Animals Shipped:  33 (19 Stallions, 8 Mares, and 6 Foals)  

Animals Released: 52 (24 Stallions, 28 Mares, and 0 Foals) *see overview

Overview: Today, 49 horses were released back into the Sand Wash Herd Management Area (24 Stallions and 25 Mares), 3 Mares were transported and released in the Spring Creek Herd Management Area in Southwest Colorado.

Friday, September 10

Summary: 7 a.m. -through 1 p.m. sunny, high near 91.

Animals Gathered: 18(4 Stallions, 8 Mares, and 6 Foals)  

Animals Shipped:  38 (12 Stallions, 14 Mares, and 12 Foals) 

Thursday, September 9

Summary: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. sunny, high near 89.

Animals Gathered: 23 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)  

Animals Shipped:  114 (36 Stallions, 60 Mares, and 18 Foals)  

Wednesday, September 8

Summary: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. sunny, high near 92.

Animals Gathered: 107(49 Stallions, 47 Mares, and 11 Foals)  

Animals Shipped:  36 (12 Stallions, 24 Mares, and 0 Foals)  

Deaths: 1 – Pre-existing / Chronic: 1  – A colt near the trap site showing difficulties in movement and coordination. Assessment of the animal was made, determined that it had a pre-existing condition — non gather related.

Tuesday, September 7

Summary: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. sunny, with a high near 90.

Animals Gathered: 79  (22 Stallions, 46 Mares, and 11 Foals)  

Animals Shipped:  111 (36 Stallions, 61 Mares, and 14 Foals)  

Monday, September 6

Summary: 8 a.m. -2 p.m. sunny, high near 87. – 5 mph

Animals Gathered: 93(26 Stallions, 55 Mares, and 12 Foals)  

Animals Shipped:  115 (35 Stallions, 61 Mares, and 19 Foals)  

Sunday, September 5

Summary: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. sunny, high near 91. 5 mph

Animals Gathered: 122(45 Stallions, 58 Mares, and 19 Foals)  

Animals Shipped: 80 (36 Stallions, 28 Mares, and 16 Foals)  

Saturday, September 4

Summary: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. dry and breezy. 40- 85 degrees

Animals Gathered: 126 (55 Stallions, 60 Mares, and 11 Foals)  

Deaths: 1 – Pre-existing / Chronic: 1 – Received a public report of a wild horse with a leg injury on the range. Assessment of the animal was made, determined that it had a pre-existing leg injury — non gather related and was euthanized.

(Was this the one that broke its leg jumping out of the corral and has video of it dangling?- find documentation)

Friday, September 3

Summary: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. dry and breezy. 41- 81 degrees

Animals Gathered: 16 (10 Stallions, 4 Mares, and 2 Foals)  

Thursday, September 2

Animals Shipped: 64 (21 Stallions, 32 Mares, and 11 Foals)  

Wednesday, September 1

Summary: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. overcast, cool, rain showers. 45-54 degrees. One wild horse jumped out of the corral without incident. This resulted in 64 horses on hand/65 gathered.

Animals Gathered: 65(22 Stallions, 32 Mares, and 11 Foals)  

Plan:

gather approximately 783 excess wild horses, removing approximately 733 wild horses for future adoption or sale, and returning approximately 50 wild horses back onto the HMA. Approximately 25 mares will receive fertility control before being returned to the HMA. The gather is expected to last approximately 14-25 days.

Additional gather operations may take place in areas outside the HMA on public, state, and/or private lands where wild horses have moved in search of food and water. This management action is intended to prevent starvation and dehydration of wild horses due to exceptional drought that has further limited forage production and water resources


January 2021 Sand Wash Basin Public Safety/Private Land Gather

unable to locate any contracts of this gather, or find out details

Animals:   10 gathered / 2 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:   January 12 – 16, 2021           Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Plan: ? HORSES OR BURROS
Notes:

GATHER REPORT

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Animals Gathered Today: 2

Friday, January 15, 2021

Animals Gathered Today: 4

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Animals Gathered Today: 3

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Animals Gathered Today: 1
Animals Released: 2

IN THE NEWS

Fall 2016 Sand Wash Basin Bait Gather

Animals: 166 gathered /123 returned / 1 deaths / 14 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: (11/02/2016-04/30/2017) Gather Method:  BAIT
ContractorCATTOOR  /  Little Snake Field Office  
Contract price: $178,747.00 INL17PD00017 -1 / CLOSED
Plan Gathered: 200
Animals Shipped:  10+22+12+8 =  52    (3 stallions, 5 mares, 2 foals) (11 mares, 4 foals, 7 studs) (3, mares, 0 foals, 9 studs) (1 mare, 7 studs)                
Facility:  CANON PRISON                      Max capacity: 3000
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO
Plan: gather 200 wild horses, treat 75 with birth control and remove 50
Notes: BLM successfully gathered 43 excess wild horses. Fourteen mares received fertility treatment and released back into the range

Notes: numbers don’t add up, see gather report

GATHER REPORT

VETERINARY REPORT OCT. 2021 – CANON CITY FACILITY 


Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

Summary: The BLM received permission from Moffat County to limit access to a county road where trapping was taking place. We communicated with locals to explain the operation and advised them to avoid the area if possible. Weather was warm. 

Animals Gathered Today: 2
Animals Released: 2

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 12 (seven adults and two foals to corrals and left two mares and one foal in the trap overnight.)
Animals Released: 2

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

Summary: The mares and foal and one additional mare caught today were transported to the holding corrals without incident. Four additional horses (three studs and one mare) were caught and transported from a different trap today. No foals were orphaned, no horses were injured, and no hotshots were used during loading or unloading.

Animals Gathered Today: 5

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Summary: The mares and foal and one additional mare caught today were transported to the holding corrals without incident. Four additional horses (three studs and one mare) were caught and transported from a different trap today. No foals were orphaned, no horses were injured, and no hotshots were used during loading or unloading. An injured foal was also located today. The contractor captured it and, due to the injuries it had, it was determined it needed vet care. SWAT arranged for a volunteer to pick up the horse and foster it to health or have it put down after being examined by a vet.

Animals Gathered Today: 5

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Summary: The injured coal from yesterday had to be euthanized. Still waiting on vet report.
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 5
Animals Released: 8
Total Deaths Today: 1 (unrelated to the gather) – Chronic/Pre-existing: 1 no mention

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Facility Report; Horses Received

Facility Name: Canon City
Number: 10
Gender: 5 mares, 2 foals, 3 studs
Condition: good
Incidents surrounding shipment: none

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 2 – two horses that were caught were released at the trap site.

Animals shipped: 10 (five mares, three studs and two foals to Canon City)
Animals Released: 2

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 1

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 9

Animals Released: 1

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 1
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 1
Animals Released: 4

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 8
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 1
Animals Released: 6

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 17

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 2

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 3
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 3
Animals Released: 14

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Facility Report; Horses Received

Facility Name: Canon City.
Number: 22
Gender: 11 mares, 4 foals, 7 studs.
Current condition: good.
Incidents pertaining to shipment: none.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 2
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 3
Animals Released: 2

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 4
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 3
Animals Released: 4

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 12

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 1

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 5

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016

Animals Gathered Today: 8
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 2
Animals Released: 4

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Animals Released: 15

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

Facility Report; Horses Received

Facility Name: Canon City.
Number: 12
Gender: 3, mares, 0 foals, 9 studs.
Current condition: good.
Incidents pertaining to shipment: none.

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Animals Gathered Today: 14

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

Animals Gathered Today: 1

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Animals Gathered Today: 14

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Animals Gathered Today: 3

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Animals Gathered Today: 1

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Animals Gathered Today: 2

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Animals Gathered Today: 2

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 2
Animals Released: 29

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

Animals Gathered Today: 3
Animals Released: 3

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Facility Report; Horses Received, (I question why they need to tell us the horses were received. If they shipped them, shouldn’t that be assumed that they arrived at the intended destination, or is it sometimes they don’t make it there… then where do they end up?)

Facility Name: Canon City
Number: 8
Gender: 1 mare, 7 studs
Condition: good
Incidents surrounding shipment: none

Final Gather Report – Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Total Animals Gathered: 166
Total Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 14
Total Animals Released: 123
Total Deaths: 1
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

IN THE NEWS – 2016 SAND WASH – coming soon


SAND WASH BASIN REMOVALS

SPRING CREEK BASIN HMA (#disappointment-valley) (#spring-creek)

  • CO0384 – Horse / San Miguel County
    Mancos|Dolores Field Office / 970-882-7296
  • Acres: 21,932 surrounded by cattle allotments
  • AML:  35-65 
  • Livestock AUM: 0              
  • EST 2020:    #  69  horses    # 0  burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep
  • Wildlife: Elk, mule deer, bald eagles, golden eagles, peregrine falcons, coyotes, prairie dogs, rattlesnakes, black bears and mountain lions.

Energy Conflicts: YES 120 uranium claims See documentary Disappointment Valley

Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

Shows no grazing allotments inside, but is surrounded by livestock

Documents – Spring Creek
IN THE NEWS – Spring Creek Basin

Disappointment Valley: A Modern Day Western – Documentary

sep 18 21  James Kleinert and C. Downer ‘Assessment – Due to PZP, Spring Creek Wild Horses, the herd will die out in the next 10 years – Telluride News  (PZP, wild horses, spring creek basin, sand wash basin, colorado, James Kleinhert, Craig Downer, zeroed out, chemical genocide)

Aug 7 20 FERTILITY CONTROL & Zero Growth for wild horse herds – AWHC (Tags: wild horse, PZP, zero growth, chemical genocide,  Virginia Range NV, McCullough Peaks HMA WY, Spring Creek Basin CO, Pryor Mountains MO)

jun 23 16 Spring Creek Basin Wild Horses -Is there a downside to PZP? – Telluride News

2016  T.J. Holmes address the San Miguel County Comission – James Kleinert (2011 Spring Creek brutal round up resulting in the death of several wild horses.)

2011 https://springcreekbasinmustangs.com/2011/08/02/spring-creek-basin-roundup-ea/

jun 28 11 https://springcreekbasinmustangs.com/2011/06/


How to see THE WILD HORSES OF DISAPPOINTMENT VALLEY

springcreekbasinmustangs.com – documents and tracks the herd


SPRING CREEK BASIN REMOVALS

2011

2005 KG

NORTH PICEANCE HA

2018 FonsiDOI-BLM-CO-N05-2018-0071-DNA – archive

  • CO ? – Horse  –   HA Dissolved  / NO mention on Forest Service page    
  • was ? acres (see map below for past view) and now consists of (current>) only livestock allotments for cattle and sheep
    Looks like only 1, the greasewood allotment, has been incorporated into the Piceance Ease Douglas HMA when this HA was dissolved. Unclear if any horses have access to it due to cattle fences.
  • AML:    ZEROED OUT, herd area with no herd (see map in West douglas section)
  • Livestock AUM: 7,573 cattle / 1,023 x5 = 5,115 sheep
  • EST 2020:       #  0  horses    # 0  burros   # 3,429 cattle   # 5,740 sheep
Livestock conflict: yes
Grazing allotments: 8 / records as of 2020

2020 Livestock AMU: 7,573 + 5,115s    Livestock use: 3,429 + 5,740s    WHB:   0


Spring Creek CO06032, Cattle / Total AUMs 3,642 – Livestock use 1,520
Greasewood CO06036, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,569 – Livestock use 682
Lower Fletcher Draw CO06041, Cattle / Total AUMs 511 – Livestock use 250
Hammond Draw CO06039, Cattle / Total AUMs 215 – Livestock use 167
Boise Creek CO06042, Sheep / Total AUMs 1,023 – Livestock use 5,740
Little Spring Creek CO06038, Cattle / Total AUMs 932 – Livestock use 595
Upper Fletcher Draw CO06040, Cattle / Total AUMs 508 – Livestock use 140
E. Fork Spring Creek CO06033, Cattle / Total AUMs 196 – Livestock use 75


Plan: ?

BLM Gather Reports: ?

IN THE NEWS – North Piceance

WEST DOUGLAS HA #westdouglas

Population EST – AML 1971-current #westpopulation


2021 # 0 horses  #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
2020 # 457 horses  #  0 burros   # 5,445 cattle   # 0 sheep
2009 # 147 horses  #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
1974 #  9  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep

pg 14

2022 Influenza has killed 144 (West Douglas) horses held at Canon City Prison since the outbreak began on April 22, 2022 Dedicated on the ground advocates state that they want proof of necropsy and images of bodies as numbers don’t match up with visual inspections at facility prior to report of outbreak. They feel horses may have went to slaughter prior, and this is a cover-up to falsify numbers. For more info #2022influenzacanon

West Douglas DOC’s: EA’s, Genetics, Reports, Cawp #westdouglasreports

#2022influenzacanon

2022 BLM – CO – daily situation reports – canon city archive

2022 Influenza has killed 144 (West Douglas) horses held at Canon City Prison since the outbreak began on April 22, 2022 Dedicated on the ground advocates state that they want proof of necropsy and images of bodies as numbers don’t match up with visual inspections at facility weeks prior to report of outbreak. They feel horses may have went to slaughter, and this is a cover-up to falsify numbers. They state they have evidence that shows this.
apr 26 22 OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION REPORT  
may 20 22 Situation Report 2022 Canon City Equine Influenza Outbreak
may 27 22 Canon City Equine Influenza Outbreak – only West Douglas horses infected and died map included

May 24 22 Canon City Off-Range Corral (Canon City, CO)   2 non compliance for WDHA horses /
Standard 1.IV.D.2 Facilities must conduct Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) testing and apply freeze-marks within 30 days of receiving WH&Bs, unless directed by the facility veterinarian when age or physical condition requires a delay. (major) Non-Compliance: EIA testing and freeze marking has not always been completed within 30 days. The delays appear to be a combination of management and staffing issues, such as the prioritization of other tasks (preparation of Sand Wash Basin horses) over more long-standing needs (West Douglas horses).

Standard 1.IV.D.6 Facilities must adhere to the current BLM vaccination policy. (major) Non-Compliance: Among animals received from gather operations as well as those that had been at the facility for some time, current and timely vaccinations had not been maintained in several instances. This appeared to be for several reasons as described above as well as the attempt to accommodate unusually high-strung animals received from a gather (West Douglas).


Environmental Assessments and Docs #westdocs
(EA  DNA  DR  FONSI  eplanning) access

coming soon – compiling years of info


Livestock conflict: Yes
Grazing allotments: 3 / records as of 2020  

conflict: 3 allotments (pg 46 EA)

2020 Livestock AMU: 15,349     Livestock use: 5,445       WHB:  457 


Twin Buttes CO06346, Cattle / Total AUMs 11,555 – Livestock use 3,919 (4 pastures – pg36-38)
East Douglas Creek CO06356, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,401 – Livestock use 1,455
Foundation Creek CO06361, Cattle / Total AUMs 157 – Livestock use 71

Both Herd areas: West Douglas and North Piceance have been zeroed out and dissolved. No changes to grazing allotment – Twin Butte shown in blue).


Energy Conflict: yes

2022  DOI-BLM-CO-0000-2022-0001-EA  draft   oil and gas (tags:white river, greasewood,Piceance Creek, Yellow Creek,Crooked Wash)

???? Oil and Gas – Chevron (pg 44 EA) – https://nflss.blm.gov/leasesale/list

2012 Big Energy and wild horses – Wild Horse Education


https://www.shalexp.com/colorado
Hunting Conflicts: yes #hunting

2022  yellow creek elk herd management – GAME MANAGEMENT UNITS 21, 22, 30, 31, & 32 – Colorado Parks & Wildlife   Unit 21 is West Doulgas  -Elk management in E-10 is affected by habitat quality decline, competition with feral horses, long-term drought, increasing recreational activity, oil and gas development, large-scale wildfire, and the resulting changes in herd distribution. CPW collaborates with private landowners and land management agencies on habitat projects to benefit all species of wildlife. Calf:cow ratios in E-10 have been declining steadily, which mirrors the trends in many elk herds in Colorado. Additionally, hemorrhagic, and chronic wasting diseases have been documented in E-10 and may be impacting the population. Predation may also be affecting calf survival. Elk distribution and public hunting access is complex and requires cohesive and uniform management strategies.

https://web.archive.org/web/20150905123053/http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Maps/BigGameGMUmap.pdf Colorado Big Game Unit Map / west doulgas is 21


2021 WEST DOUGLAS HERD AREA EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Eplanning

Original herd size est:  450 Horses

Herd size after gather:    ZERO – 0               

Animals:: 457 gathered / 10-11 deaths
Date of gather: 07/21/2021 – 08/24/2021 Gather Method:   HELI
Contractor:   C D WARNER LIVESTOCK, LLC   Contract price: $476,202.50   140L0621F0234
Plan Gathered: 450
Animals Shipped:    457?                 
Facility :   CANON PRISON                Max capacity: 2000
Dead Animals: 11      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:  Yes
Plan:  to remove ALL horses from this area and make it livestock only – project successful

Notes: numbers way off  / more gathered than noted shipped / 111 not accounted for

may 27 outbreak at Canon city facility has left 145 of this west douglas herd dead.

GATHER SUMMARY:

Animals gathered:  9+17+21+20+21+25+19+22+16+32+11+22+36+32+29+55+42+28 = 457  

HBC scores – none noted
Animals released : 0  / 1 foal placed in foster care

Animals shipped: 41+46+32+35+49+93+40=336

Mares treated : 0

Deaths: 10 =  (pre-existing – 9) (acute – 1 ) / notes count: 11

2 mares with chronic pre-existing lower back spine fracture, stud with chronic pre-existing lower leg fracture, foal chronic pre-existing injury to lower chest, 1 stud with pre-existing laceration on the back/soft tissue injury; 1 stud with pre-existing upper and lower limb injuries to left hind, 1 stud and 1 foal chronic pre-existing conditions — lower leg fracture,  Chronic: 1 horse blind in one eye

Notes: numbers way off  / more gathered than noted shipped / 111 not accounted for

GATHER REPORT:

Friday, August 13

Summary:6:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. hot and sunny. 62-96 

Animals Gathered: 9(3 Stallions, 4 Mares, and 2 Foals)  

Deaths: 1 – Pre-existing / Chronic: 1  – mare with chronic pre-existing lower back spine fracture.

Thursday, August 12

Summary: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. hot and sunny. The high was 93 degrees and the low was 60 degrees

Animals Gathered: 17 (6 Stallions, 7 Mares, and 4 Foals)  

Deaths: 1 – Pre-existing / Chronic: 1 – no mention

Wednesday, August 11

Summary: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. hot and sunny. 58-90 degrees

Animals Gathered: 21 (5 Stallions, 10 Mares, and 6 Foals)  

Deaths: 1    – Pre-existing / Chronic: 1  – with mare with chronic pre-existing lower back spine fracture

Tuesday, August 10

Summary: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. hot and sunny. 58- 92 degrees

Animals Gathered: 20  (6 Stallions, 10 Mares, and 4 Foals)  

Animals Shipped: 41 (41 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)  

Monday, August 9

Summary: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. partly cloudy. 62-86 degrees

Animals Gathered: 21 (8 Stallions, 11 Mares, and 2 Foals)  

Sunday, August 8

Summary: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. partly cloudy. 62-86 degrees

Animals Gathered: 25 (7 Stallions, 13 Mares, and 5 Foals)  

Animals Shipped: 46 (0 Stallions, 29 Mares, and 17 Foals) 

Saturday, August 7

Summary: 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. partly cloudy. 46- 85 degrees

Animals Gathered:19  (11 Stallions, 7 Mares, and 1 Foals)  

Deaths: 1 – Pre-existing / Chronic: 1 – stud with chronic pre-existing lower leg fracture.

Overview: 1 stud euthanized for chronic pre-existing condition

Friday, August 6

Summary: Helicopter maintenance was completed a day early /6 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. partly cloudy. 53-87 degrees

Animals Gathered: 22 (8 Stallions, 11 Mares, and 3 Foals)  

Animals Shipped: 32 (24 Stallions, 8 Mares, and 0 Foals)  

Deaths: 2 – Pre-existing / Chronic: 1 stud and 1 foal were euthanized with chronic pre-existing conditions — lower leg fracture. 

Thursday, August 5

Animals Shipped: 35 (14 Stallions, 21 Mares, and 0 Foals)  

Wednesday, August 4

Summary: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. partly cloudy. 56-84 degrees

Animals Gathered: 16 (4 Stallions, 6 Mares, and 6 Foals)  

Tuesday, August 3

Summary: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. partly cloudy. 56-82 degrees

Animals Gathered: 32 (13 Stallions, 13 Mares, and 6 Foals)  
Deaths: 1 – Sudden / Acute: 1 stud euthanized for leg fracture.

Monday, August 2

Summary: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. partly cloudy. 53-83 degrees

Animals Gathered: 11 (2 Stallions, 7 Mares, and 2 Foals)  

Animals Shipped: 49 (0 Stallions, 28 Mares, and 21 Foals)  

Sunday, August 1

Summary: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. partly cloudy. 55-80 degrees

Animals Gathered: 22 (4 Stallions, 12 Mares, and 6 Foals)

Saturday, July 31

Summary: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  partly cloudy. 63-85 degrees

Animals Gathered: 36 (10 Stallions, 18 Mares, and 8 Foals)  

Deaths: 1  – Pre-existing / Chronic1 foal was euthanized due to chronic pre-existing injury to lower chest.

Friday, July 30 

Summary: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. partly cloudy. 63-90 degrees

Animals Gathered: 32 ( 13 Stallions,  14 Mares, and  5 Foals)  / 1 foal was placed into foster care. 

Animals Shipped: 93 (27 Stallions, 42 Mares, and 24 Foals)  

Thursday, July 29

Summary:  6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. partly cloudy. 61-93 degrees

Animals Gathered: 29 ( 9 Stallions,  14 Mares, and  6 Foals)  

Animals Shipped: 40 (26 Stallions, 14 Dry Mares, and 0 Foals)  

Deaths: 2 – Pre-existing / Chronic: 1 stud with pre-existing laceration on the back/soft tissue injury; 1 stud with pre-existing upper and lower limb injuries to left hind. Both studs were euthanized

Wednesday, July 28

Summary: 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. sunny to partly cloudy, 64-93 degrees

Animals Gathered: 55 (21 Stallions, 24 Mares, and 10 Foals)  / 1 foal was placed into foster care

Tuesday, July 27

Summary: 6:00 a.m. and went through 5:30 p.m. sunny to partly cloudy 62- 93 degrees

Animals Gathered:42 (13 Stallions, 22 Mares, and 7 Foals)  

Monday, July 26

Summary: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. sunny to partly cloudy, 64-92 degrees

Animals Gathered: 28 ( 14 Stallions,  9 Mares, and 5 Foals)  

Deaths: Pre-existing / Chronic: 1 horse blind in one eye.

Overview: One horse that was trapped was blind in one eye; the injury was preexisting and not related to the gather. 


2015 WEST DOUGLAS WILD HORSE GATHER

ePlanning EA DOI-BLM-CO-N05-2015-0023

Original herd size:  167
Animals: 167 gathered / 0 returned / 2 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: (08/31/2015-09/25/2015) Gather Method:   HELI
Contractor:    SUN J LIVESTOCK INC.   
Contract price: $109,408.25 INL15PD01213 -1
Plan Gathered: ALL – everything they can locate
Animals Shipped:    228
Facility:  CANON PRISON         Max capacity: 2000
Dead Animals: 2      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:  Y

Notes:  According to notes on BLM official website. If you only gathered 23 on the first day, how do you ship 62 that same day? See gather summary

Numbers shipped are more than gathered – 58 not accounted for

Plan:

restrict wild horse use to areas where they were found at passage of the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act that have been designated as Herd Management Areas through land-use planning documents, and reduce (slow) population growth rates. All horses removed from Humboldt HA as well under this EA.

Gather Summary:

Animals gathered cumulative: 23+54+16+15+25+8+17+10=168  / HBC scores – no mention
Animals released cumulative: 0

Animals shipped: 62+77+31+32+26=228

Mares treated cumulative: 0

Deaths: 2

Notes:  According to notes on BLM official website. If you only gathered 23 on the first day, how do you ship 62 that same day?

Numbers shipped are more than gathered – 58 not accounted for

GATHER REPORT

FINAL GATHER REPORT .pdf

Numbers from BLM official gather report before the pdf above came out

Wednesday, September 16

Summary: Completed the gather early due to high winds. Maximum drive distance was less than 5 miles. 

Animals gathered: 23
Animals shipped:  62
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, September 17

Summary: No issues to report today.

Animals gathered: 54
Animals shipped:  0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Friday, September 18

Summary: No issues to report today.

Animals gathered: 16
Animals shipped:  77
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Saturday, September 19

Summary: Set up new trap site today.

Animals gathered: 15
Animals shipped:  0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sunday, September 20

Summary: One horse died when it fell and was stepped on by another horse. A foal was roped to avoid mare-foal separation. It is uninjured and paired with its mother.

Animals gathered: 25
Animals shipped:  31
Total Deaths Today:  1
Acute: 1
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Monday, September 21

Summary: No issues to report today.

Animals gathered: 8
Animals shipped:  0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Tuesday, September 22

Summary: One foal had to be euthanized after breaking its leg during gather operations. See full report below. 

Animals gathered: 17
Animals shipped:  32
Total Deaths Today:  1
Acute: 1
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, September 23

Summary: The gather total reached 167 today, so gathering operations have ceased. The remaining horses at holding will be transported to Canon City on Sept. 24.

Animals gathered: 10
Animals shipped:  0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, September 24

Summary: No issues today.

Animals gathered: 0
Animals shipped:  26
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


2012 WEST DOUGLAS EMERGENCY GATHER This gather report was located accidently on the White River 2011 Gather

EA DOIBLM-CO-110-2012-0140-EA

Original herd est:  ?
Animals: ? gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: (7/15-30/2012) Gather Method:  BAIT
ContractorC D WARNER LIVESTOCK, LLC   
Contract price: $23,690.00 INL12PD00842-3 / CLOSED
Plan Gathered: 50 Animals Shipped:    ?
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: No
Notes:

PLAN – Gather Details:

Captured West Douglas herd mustangs and a foal were lured to BLM’s Yellow Creek Corrals in July with tanks of water placed in the parched landscape of Texas Mountain. But after the first week, no more horses came to the water trap, and BLM suspended the emergency gathering procedure on July 23

2012 West Douglas Emergency Gather Reports

From BLM -that’s all it noted

Animals gathered cumulative:  0 (0 stallions, 0 mares, 0 foals)
HBC scores: 
Animals released cumulative:
Animals shipped cumulative:
Mares treated cumulative: 10
Deaths: 0
Notes:


GATHER REPORT

2012 West Douglas Emergency Wild Horse Gather

Gather Reports found in BLM archives 2012 West Douglas Emergency Gather Reports

July 15
Summary:  Construction began on the water trap today. No attempts to gather were made today.

July 16
Summary:  Construction of trap completed at 1 p.m. Monitoring of trap area continues. No attempts to gather were made today.

July 17
Summary:  Monitoring trap area today. No attempts to gather.

July 18
Summary: Monitoring trap area today. No attempts to gather

July 19
Summary:  Complete panel construction was completed and 10 horses were gathered.
Foals 4, Stallions 1, Mares 5
Animals gathered:   10
Animals shipped:  
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0

July 20
Summary:  Horses gathered without any injury.
Foals 1, Stallions 1, Mares 2
Animals gathered:      4
Animals shipped:  
Gather related animal deaths: 0 
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0 

July 21
Summary:  Horses gathered without injury.  Transportation to Canon City is scheduled for Monday or Tuesday.
Foals 1, Stallions 2, Mares 2
Animals gathered:      5
Gathered related animal deaths: 0
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0

July 22
Summary: Gathering operations slowed with only one horse gathered.  No injuries to animals during this gather to date.  
Animals gathered:       1
Animals shipped:     0
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0

July 23
Summary:  No animals were gathered and no attempts at gathering took place today.  Animals were shipped to Canon City without incident. Prior to the gather, one foal was identified as an orphan.  The mare responsible for this orphan was never located or identified.  The BLM  has sent the orphaned animal to foster care.
Animals gathered:       0
Animals shipped to Canon City:     19 Animals shipped / for foster care: 1
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0

July 24
Summary:  No animals were gathered and no attempts at gather were made.  Currently, we are collecting usage data with trail cameras.

July 25
Summary:  No animals were gathered and no attempts at gather were made.  Currently, we are collecting usage data with trail cameras. 

July 26
Summary: 
 No animals were gathered and no attempts at gather were made.  Currently, we are collecting usage data with trail cameras.

July 27
Summary:  Currently, we are collecting usage data with trail cameras. Horses remain in the area and are using water provided to them.  Gathering attempts were unsuccessful.

July 28
Summary:  Currently, we are collecting usage data with trail cameras. Horses remain in the area and are using water provided to them.  Gathering attempts were unsuccessful.

July 29 
Summary:  Currently, we are collecting usage data with trail cameras. Horses remain in the area and are using water provided to them.  Gathering attempts were unsuccessful.

July 30
The resource conditions that warranted an emergency gather do not presently exist. The area has received rain on and off for the last 10 days. The horses have dispersed themselves throughout the HA and are no longer coming to the water trap. However, these present conditions are likely to change quickly and we could be right back in an emergency situation. The gather activities were placed in a “Suspend Work Order” for the next 30 days.

WEST DOUGLAS REMOVALS

July 2015 EA DOI-BLM-CO-N05-2015-0023 West Douglas Herd Area Wild Horse Gather
Mentions: Wild horse gathers/removals have been conducted nine times over the past 34 years in the area:1981, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2006 and 2012. The last time that wild horses were
gathered and removed in this area was in 2012 under an emergency situation due to the lack of
sufficient water resources. Of the proposed 50 wild horses to be gathered and removed only 20
wild horses were gathered and removed from the east side of the Texas Mountain area. Cited in (DOIBLM-CO-110-2012-0140-EA) though this file was not located in NEPA at all. Why was this file removed from government completely? Found by wayback machine internet archive that we all need to be using for preserving important internet documentation at all times!

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CONTRACTS LOCATED

2021 CO MEEKER RIO BLANCO/CD 40L0621F0234 -1 / (07/25/2021-08/24/2021) / CLOSED / $$383,625.00 / Colorado West Douglas HMA Drive Trap Gather / 1

2012 CO CASTLE ROCK DOUGLAS /CD INL12PD00842 -3 / (07/05/2012-08/30/2012) / CLOSED / $23,690.00 / EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER, WEST DOUGLAS / 1 /

2010 CO MEEKER GARFIELD / CT INL10PD03401 -1 / (06/30/2010-10/10/2010) / CLOSED – no work performed / -$77,205.00 / West Douglas Wild Horse Gather /1

This COLORADO – HMA project will include gatherable information from a multitude of verified sources and combine it all together for a complete access point for wild horses of this state. It will show you FACTS and links to BLM, ROUNDUPS, MEDIA, ADVOCATES (on the ground), SANCTUARIES, NON PROFITS, YEARLY HISTORY, STATISTICS, RECORDS OF ABUSE, RESEARCH, POLITICS, CATTLE INDUSTRY, and any other important data for complete oversight in relation to the BLM’s activity related to the Herd Management Area’s of this nation’s wild horse herds.

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