3/30 Zoom Meeting Transcript

On March 30, 2022, Theodore Roosevelt National Park held a “Zoom Meeting” where they gave the public a slide presentation and promised that the transcript of that meeting would be made available to the public.

Today, only the slide presentation was made available on their planning portal: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=167&projectID=105110&documentID=119653

We submitted the following question to the wild horse communication portal today, and suggest that you do so as well:

Please post the complete transcript or a link to the entire recording of the Park’s March 30th public meeting to allow the public to provide meaningful comments on and/or information about the Park’s forthcoming livestock management plan. We understand and very much appreciate that the Park has provided a copy of the presentation slides from that meeting; however, those presentation slides do not include comments made by TRNP staff during the course of that meeting—including their responses to questions submitted by the public— which provided necessary, supplementary information about how the public can best structure its participation throughout the management planning process, including during the now-open comment period that closes on April 15th. Because the public was notified that “this meeting is being recorded” at the outset, and because that recording is necessary to provide meaningful comments/information to the Park during the ongoing comment period, the Park should promptly post a link to the Zoom recording and/or a transcript of the entire meeting. We appreciate the Park’s prompt attention to this matter.

You can submit your question to the portal here: https://www.nps.gov/thro/learn/nature/feral-wild-horses.htm

Thank you for your support!

Don’t forget! American Wild Horse Campaign has also given a matching grant of $2000 to Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates! Please check out this link on our website for ways you can help us meet this goal! https://chwha.org/support-chwha/

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.

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