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)

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.

CO – IMPORTANT – MUST READS
2015 – BLM took no responsibility knowing horses went to slaughter, Tom Davis walks free









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

  • CO0766 – Horse
  • 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

Energy Conflicts: ?

Livestock Conflict: NO
Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

 shows no grazing allotments inside, but is surrounded by livestock


2018 Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Gather  

PLANNING DOCUMENTS

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 CITY PRISON              Max capacity 
Dead Animals: 0      
Public viewing:
Plan:
Notes:

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

BLM – GATHER REPORT


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

PICEANCE-EAST DOUGLAS AREA HMA

  • CO0161 – Horse
  • 190,016 acres , blm acres 158,332
  • AML:     135-235 
  • Livestock AUM: 11,523 CATTLE  (both outside and inside HMA)           
  • EST 2020             #  698  horses    # 0  burros   # 12,247 cattle   # 0 sheep
  • Wildlife: Wildlife living in the area include mule deer, elk, badgers.

Only 1, the greasewood allotment (pg22), has been incorporated into the Piceance Ease Douglas HMA when this North Douglas HA was dissolved. Unclear if any horses have access to it. See map below for comparison

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.

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

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

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. Both show more livestock than AUM allows


FEBRUARY 2021 PRIVATE LAND WILD HORSE GATHER

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

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 100 from Cathedral Creek
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:  CANON CITY PRISON        Max capacity:               Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Plan:
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.
Gather Details:
Gather Summary:
BLM Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:


2015 Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area and Adjacent Areas Wild Horse Gather

DOI-BLM-CO-N050-2015-0024-DNA   Decision record

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. 

Saved as  DR – DOI-BLM-CO-N050-2015-0024-DNA  PEDMA WDHA


2012 EAST DOUGLAS GATHER

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

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
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.


Notes:

Plan:
Gather Details:
Gather Summary:
BLM Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:


PICEANCE – EAST DOUGLAS REMOVALS

  • FEBRUARY 2021 PRIVATE LAND WILD HORSE GATHER
  • 2015 september gather
  • 2012 EAST DOUGLAS GATHER

SAND WASH BASIN HMA

  • CO0143 – Horse / LITTLE SNAKE FIELD OFFICE
  • 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


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 CITY PRISON   Max capacity: 2000 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 CITY PRISON                         Max capacity: 2000
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

  • CO0384 – Horse / Disappointment Valley
  • 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

springcreekbasinmustangs.com – documents and tracks the herd

Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

Shows no grazing allotments inside but is surrounded by livestock


SPRING CREEK BASIN REMOVALS

2011

NORTH PICEANCE HA

2018 Fonsi

  • 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:     ZERO, herd area with no herd 
  • 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

  • CO ? – Horse / White River FO
  • was 123,387 acres of federal land managed by BLM and 4,754 acres of private land (see map below for past view) and now consists of (current>) only livestock allotments for cattle and sheep
  • AML:     ZERO, herd area with no herd  
  • Livestock AUM: 15,349 Cattle
  • EST 2021:    #  0  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep    
  • EST 2020:   #  457  horses    # 0  burros   # 5,445 cattle   # 0 sheep
EST – yearly


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

Energy Conflict: yes

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

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
East Douglas Creek CO06356, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,401 – Livestock use 1,455
Foundation Creek CO06361, Cattle / Total AUMs 157 – Livestock use 71


Yearly Estimates

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

West Douglas Files

2004 BLM – Nepa in CO – planning

jul 19 12 VIDEO – BLM CO – West Douglas Herd – no water – no mention of the thousands of livestock that utilize this public lands



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 CITY 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

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:                           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

eplanning

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

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
Plan:
Notes:

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

Gather Report & Summary:

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 here

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

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 (DOIBLM-CO-110-2012-0140-EA)

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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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