Hello and Happy Monday.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park has released their Draft EA. We received the following press release today:
Theodore Roosevelt National Park seeks comments on the Livestock Plan Environmental Assessment
MEDORA, N.D. – The National Park Service (NPS) has developed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Livestock Plan to address horse and cattle herdswithin the park. The public is invited to review the Livestock Plan EA and provide comments through October 25, 2023.
Public participation is an important element of the planning and decision-making process and ideas, concerns, and feedback on the Livestock Plan EA are welcome. During the public comment period, the park will host a virtual public meeting. Information on the public meeting is available at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/LP.
The EA was informed by park management priorities which include conservation of native species and natural prairie ecosystems reflective of Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation legacy, for which the park was established. The EA was developed under relevant laws, regulations, and policies and includes two action alternatives that focus on the health of native species and maintaining the prairie ecosystem. The EA is not the final decision. The final decision will be made after reviewing the public comments.
Please submit comments online through the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/LP. The comment period will be open for 30 days and all comments must be submitted by October 25, 2023. Comments may also be mailed to the following address and be post-marked by October 25, 2023.
PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645
We are currently reviewing the 97 page EA and will be meeting with our legal team later today to discuss the EA and next steps. We have also reached out to Senator Hoeven’ s office as well. We will share information with you including sample comments for the next public comment period that ends on October 25, 2023.
For now, please read over the Draft EA and please continue to share this information. We need EVERYONE to comment during this comment period, but we also want to make sure your comments make sense to the information we have received today.
Thank you for your support and have a great day!
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.