On December 12, 2022, Theodore Roosevelt National Park announced their plans to eliminate the ENTIRE herd of wild horses from the park!
This page has been created to share helpful information on the Theodore Roosevelt National Park planning process for the NEW wild horse management plan. This page will include talking points for your public comments as well as resources you can use as supporting documentation with your comment letter. We will continue to update this page regularly so be sure to check back often!
We are including comment letters that are being shared with us from other organizations. We hope this helps you draft your own comment letters. Thank you to those who are sharing with us!
Link to submit your comments online by January 31, 2023: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=167&projectID=105110&documentID=125324
Theodore Roosevelt National Park December Newsletter
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates Comment letter March 2022
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Civic Engagement Report July 2022
1978 Environmental Assessment – currently being used to manage the wild horses of TRNP
Link to The National Academy of Sciences report: Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward (EXCELLENT resource for comment documentation) https://nap.nationalacademies.org/catalog/13511/using-science-to-improve-the-blm-wild-horse-and-burro-program
BLM Wild Horse & Burro Handbook (can be used as a resource for comment documentation)
Castle McLaughlin’s report (can be used as a resource for comment documentation)