Today we have a new Call to Action for you. In our attempts to get the attention of members of the federal government that can help the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, today we are asking you to contact Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland.
The National Park Service falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior.
You can also call their office at (202) 208-3100.
Respectfully let Secretary Haaland know:
The exclusion of wild horses who reside in National Parks from the 1970 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act is endangering these beloved horses. Further, inconsistencies in the management of wild horses on National Park Lands means that some are treated as a respected cultural resource and others, such as the Theodore Roosevelt National Park wild horses, are facing complete elimination from the Badlands landscape because park officials refuse to see their value. These wild horses need to be protected too! Please let me know how your office plans to intervene to allow the horses to continue to live wild and free in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. These wild horses are an asset to the state of North Dakota’s tourism industry and are instrumental in recreating President Theodore Roosevelt’s experiences in the state.
The second part of today’s Call to Action is to CALL the National Park Service Director, Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III at 202-208-6843
Ask Director Sams what he will be doing to help keep the wild horses IN Theodore Roosevelt National Park so that part visitors can continue to experience the beauty of the Badlands of North Dakota the same way Theodore Roosevelt did.
The last part of today’s Call to Action is to contact the Regional Director of the National Park Service, Bert Frost. His information is:
Bert Frost, Regional Director
National Park Service
601 Riverfront Drive
Omaha, NE 68102-4226
Respectfully let Mr. Frost know:
The classification of the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park as “livestock” was an arbitrary decision made by the Theodore Roosevelt National Park staff and must be changed to be consistent with the management of the wild horses at Assateague Island National Seashore. Those horses are classified as wildlife and as such do not violate 36 CFR § 2.60. If the wild horses are removed, I will not visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Please let me know how your office plans to correct this situation before it is too late for the horses.
Remember the #1 way you can help this herd is to make sure you comment to the park!
Please share your comments no later than January 31, 2023, online through the PEPC website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/LP
Or in writing to:
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645
Thank you for your 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.