There are just 8 days left to get your comments into Theodore Roosevelt National Park! Remember what the park is asking you: They have a proposed action they have introduced to the public that means total elimination of the 186 wild horses that call the park home. They DO NOT want your opinions, your thoughts, or your feelings. They simply want to know WHAT other alternatives they should be considering as they move forward in the NEPA process that they have committed to. The next step for TRNP will be to consider other alternatives they received and decide which of those they will take forward as they begin their Environmental Assessment. We have posted a sample comment letter here: https://chwha.org/2023/01/20/sample-comment-letter/
We spoke with Representative Josh Boschee over the weekend. He let us know that Superintendent Richman sent him an email acknowledging receipt of his letter requesting an extension to the comment period. We will keep you updated on the park’s response as soon as they reply.
ND State Senator Jay Elkin will be sponsoring the resolution, which is expected to come down from legal drafting this week. We will share more information when it becomes available.
Our North Dakota state legislators have listened to everyone who contacted them asking them to do what they can to help keep the horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park wild and free.
Since Theodore Roosevelt National Park is managed by the National Park Service, a federal agency under the Department of the Interior, any significant changes need federal support.
That federal support SHOULD come from the state of North Dakota! Please see our Call to Action #9: https://chwha.org/2023/01/16/15-days-call-to-action-9/
We are thankful to all of you who made phone calls and sent emails that made an impact on our North Dakota STATE legislators. Now we need to do the same thing to get the attention of North Dakota’s federal delegates.
More than anything, remember that the #1 CALL TO ACTION each one of us has is to get your comment letter to the park by January 31, 2023. THAT can only be done 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.