We wanted to give you a quick update on our advocacy efforts!
We are currently working with our highly respected and knowledgeable lawyers, Eubanks and Associates, PLLC, to help us navigate through this critical time for the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park! Park management has FINALLY initiated the horse management planning process! Please make sure you join us in commenting to the park by April 15th on WHAT changes you would like to see them adopt for the future management of this herd! You can add your comment here: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=105110
We are excited to be a part of the new management planning process and hope that these horses will get a management plan that is similar to many other wild horse management plans that have integrated SCIENCE AND GENETICS to ensure that their wild horses continue to survive and thrive for generations to come! A simple google search of Assateague’s, Salt River’s, Shackleford Bank’s or The Pryor Mountain’s wild horse management plan are just a few that come to mind!
We expect this planning process to take 1-3 years and the changes that are initiated at this time will impact this herd for YEARS to come! The park did an Elk management plan in 2010 that the current herd is still being managed by! We are committed to having an experienced law firm like Eubanks and Associates work with us through this entire process to make sure that the wild horses of TRNP get the best management plan possible!
We believe that our partnership with Eubanks and Associates has helped initiate some of the much needed changes with regards to the management of the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park! This includes STOPPING round-ups and the administration of birth control to the horses in TRNP using past management practices that do NOT take science and genetics into account, during this management planning process! If you look at the Environmental Assessment from 1978 that this herd of horses is currently being managed under, you will see WHY it is soooooo important that Eubanks and Associates continues to helps us navigate through this ENTIRE process! You can read the 1978 EA by going to the library section of this page or clicking here:
We are also working with Congressman Cohen and Congresswoman DeGette’s offices in conjunction with our own ND Congressman Armstrong with American Wild Horse Campaign to try to get a public law initiated that will protect the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park – similar to the way that Public Law 105-229 protects the Shackleford Banks wild horses at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Stay tuned for updates!
We also have several long-term goals and projects that we are hoping to be able to share with you soon!
None of our advocacy work is possible without your help and support! Please consider making a donation to help support our advocacy work during this critical time for the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park! There are several ways that you can help support our advocacy efforts listed on our website here: https://chwha.org/support-chwha/
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is a 501(c)3 organization – which means that your donation is 100% TAX DEDUCTABLE!! Every penny of your donation goes toward helping us advocate for EVERY wild horse that calls Theodore Roosevelt National Park home! We have vowed to NOT help support the park in its decimation of this herd by selling off every baby and none of our board members are reimbursed for their time, cameras, gas/travel, park passes or equipment! Every penny LITERLALLY goes to help us advocate for these horses!
Thank you for your support and stay tuned for more exciting updates coming soon!
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is committed to advocating for a wild horse management plan and protection for these unique wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home! We are fighting for a management plan that is guided by science especially when it comes to decisions regarding the removal of horses and the administration of birth control. Many other wild horse management plans have proven to be successful with their science-based plans. We are asking for the same for this amazing group of wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.