Hello and Happy Saturday to everyone!
I want to thank each and every one of you no matter how long you have been on this journey with us. The wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park are quite amazing, aren’t they?
We are in serious danger of losing this historic herd of wild horses.
There are just a few days left to get your comments in. I know we have talked a lot about substantive, impactful comments. This was never meant to make you feel like you had to do a lot of research for your comment letter. It is meant to make you think about what you want to say to the Park beyond, “I will never return to the Park if the horses are removed.” We think we have given you A LOT to add to your comment letter.
There are Horse Talks we have had with some pretty incredible people – including one with Jen Britton that we had tonight that was amazing! We are in the process of getting that video uploaded to our YouTube channel. We will share the link when it is uploaded. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel so you get notified when any new videos are uploaded: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeyTpwa2Y1yUsTaJ4TU-eNw
We also have a NEW Horse Talk MONDAY with Dr. Castle McLaughlin. This event is free, but we do ask that you register in advance: https://secure.everyaction.com/g7a0vfnvjE6GIyKovr3BUA2
The historical aspect of this argument is really significant. Dr. McLaughlin will no doubt have some amazing ways that will help you drive that point home in your comment letter!
Many of you are sending us your comment letter to read and give our opinion on. We truly appreciate all of you sending in comment letters to the Park. We also appreciate you sharing them with us. Please understand that we cannot possibility take the time to read everyone’s comment letter and provide feedback. Our lawyers just gave us our draft comment letter (31 pages!) that we have to read through and discuss with them. We also have some new documents we will be sharing and some new information this week in our blogs. Our time is extremely limited with the comment period ending this FRIDAY. Thank you for understanding.
That being said….
Your comment letter should say whatever it is that you feel the Park needs to hear about the future management of the wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home. We created a template for you to use with key points: https://secure.everyaction.com/9pae2T4Ud0SItoaoX10DmA2. You are welcome to use those points to create a letter that is unique for you and your thoughts on the future management of these horses.
There is no right or wrong way to write your comment letter. There ARE ways to make them more impactful, and we have shared ways for you to do that through our blogs over these last 2 months.
We have listed information to help your write your comment letter all in one place on our website: https://chwha.org/save-the-trnp-wild-horses/
We have also listed all of the NPS policies that they cite in the Draft EA on our website: https://chwha.org/national-park-service-policies/
Educated advocates write meaningful, impactful, and substantive comments.
ALL OF YOU ARE EDUCATED ADVOCATES!
We have faith in you! We know you are now well versed and educated in this process and the TRNP Draft EA. You have asked amazing questions and we have done our best to get you the best people to help give you the best answers.
Take a breath.
You got this!
If you want to share your comment letter for us to share on our website, please email them to us at email@example.com. We will create a page for the November 2023 comment letters.
We have some NEW stuff to share with you tomorrow – so be sure to check back. We think you will REALLY enjoy this!
Have a great night and thank you again for your support!
REMEMBER: Your comment ONLY counts when you submit it through the Park’s planning website: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=167&projectID=105110&documentID=132035
Or when you have it postmarked by November 24, 2023 and mail it to: Superintendent, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, P.O. Box 7, Medora, ND 58645.