Mr. Downer’s report is now posted online on the Cloud Foundation Website. 310 horses seen and 3,624 cattle on these designated wild horse ranges planned for a massive roundup this summer.
You can read the Cloud Foundation’s comments to this roundup and more details here. (short summary of comments:
The planed roundup of 1438 wild horses and the removal of 953-1,039 of these animals should be considered and offered for public comment again only after the cancellation of grazing permits and utilization of alternative management practices. It is notable that grazing authorization for over 4000 head livestock are permitted while only 440 wild horses are allowed. We encourage you to reduce or eliminate livestock grazing on the Owyhee, Rock Creek and Little Humboldt wild horse herd management areas (HMAs) while increasing the “appropriate management levels” (AML) for the federally protected wild horses… continued online here.