I know by now you are tired of us asking if you sent your comments into Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This is an extremely critical time for these horses. They have been waiting 44 years for a new wild horse management plan!
Options that the park has put forward range from allowing this herd to die out, having a non-reproductive herd behind a fence and taking the current herd of approximately 190 horses down to 30-70!
If NONE of the above options suggested by the park sound good to you – THIS IS YOUR TIME TO TELL THEM!!!!
They are NOT asking for you to vote on what they suggested. They actually said numerous times that they expect those options to evolve. Not all of them will make it to the next phase in this planning process!
You have until April 15th – JUST 4 DAYS!!! To share your comments with the park!
We have included this from the Park’s newsletter on how to comment:
PLEASE NOTE IT IS STATED CLEARLY HERE: They are NOT looking for comments to say “I DO or DON’T like Option ____”
They ARE looking for:
“Comments that provide relevant and new information with sufficient detail are most useful. Substantiative comments do one or more of the following:
- Present information that can be used to develop alternatives
- Present information that can be used with the NPS considers impacts or alternatives
- Question, with reasonable basis, the accuracy of information in an existing report
YOU CAN COMMENT MORE THAN ONCE!!!! You can add your comment here: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=119270
Our friends at American Wild Horse Campaign have created an excellent form letter that you can use to personalize to express your concerns regarding the new wild horse management plan. You can view their “Action Alert” regarding the TRNP wild horses here: https://americanwildhorsecampaign.org/media/act-now-national-park-service-targets-north-dakotas-wild-horse-herd
Our comment letter is in the lands of our lawyers. Once they give it the thumbs up, we will be happy to share that with all of you as well.
We do ask that you support our advocacy efforts! If you look at the 1978 Environmental Assessment (file below) that was done for the wild horses of TRNP, you will clearly see why we feel that having the experienced legal team of Eubanks and Associates with us every step of the way is critical! We cannot do this without your help and support! There are several ways that you can donate to help us listed on our website! https://chwha.org/support-chwha/
DON’T FORGET!!! American Wild Horse Campaign has given us a $2,000 MATCHING GRANT to help support our advocacy efforts! We are still a little short of maximizing our goal so please help us if you can!
Thank you for your continued support!
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.