Support for the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park continues!
Governor Doug Burgum held a press conference on January 30th in favor of keeping the wild horses IN Theodore Roosevelt National Park! You can read the full press release here: https://www.governor.nd.gov/news/burgum-urges-national-park-service-director-keep-wild-horses-theodore-roosevelt-national-park
You can also watch his press conference here: https://fb.watch/i-v8GUq59F/
North Dakota Senator John Hoeven came out in support of keeping the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Senator Hoeven is on the Subcommittee for National Parks and he is using that position to talk with NPS Director Sams. You can view his video here: https://app.box.com/s/cbov8v1nj6ozd9b9cps63ytfr5fqcg7l
You can also view the press release here: https://www.hoeven.senate.gov/news/news-releases/hoeven-convenes-meeting-with-governor-state-leaders-and-national-park-service-director
The United Tribes of North Dakota also came out in support of keeping the wild horses IN Theodore Roosevelt National Park!
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates (CHWHA) has been working with North Dakota State Representative Josh Boschee to help save the iconic wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home. On January 19, 2023, CHWHA submitted a resolution to Representative Boschee. Representative Boschee is currently looking over the resolution and will make any necessary edits before it is submitted Friday (1/20/2023) for formal drafting. He/we will also then be looking for co-sponsors for this resolution, which we do not believe will be an issue. Both Representative Boschee and other state legislators that we have spoken with believe this resolution will pass.
You can view the resolution that was submitted by CHWHA here:
The North Dakota State Senate UNANIMOUSLY passed Senate Concurrent Resolution SCR 4014! It now moves to the ND House for testimony and a vote.
You can read the amended resolution here:
The MHA Nation sent Theodore Roosevelt National Park their own resolution asking that the wild horses be allowed to stay IN Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The City of Medora sent their own resolution to Theodore Roosevelt National Park urging them to allow the wild horses to stay IN the Park.
Representative Boschee is continuing to advocate with us in other ways!
TODAY Representative Boschee sent the following certified letter and email to Superintendent Angie Richman and Regional Director Herbert Frost. You can read the letter here:
THANK YOU to ALL of our North Dakota state legislators and especially to Representative Josh Boschee for working so hard to help keep our TRNP wild horses WILD AND FREE!!
Be sure to thank your state legislators for their support, and a special thanks to Representative Josh Boschee for sponsoring this resolution and for his letter to the park today. You can email Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you North Dakota for stepping up and helping us fight to keep our ONLY wild horse herd WILD & FREE!