Friday, November 19, 2010
The Warm Springs Gather Wrap-Up
Here are the BLMs facts after the Warm Springs gather a couple weeks ago that resulted in the horse that broke her neck. An unfortunate event...
The goal for the future of gathers, I believe, is to eventually not have to do quite so many, or to remove as many. This method of management is expensive and unless more adopters step up, placing the majority of these animals in long term holding is certainly not sustainable. This is where gelding some of the stallions, administering PZP fertility control to some mares, and then releasing them back onto the rangelands comes in. The hope is that fewer round ups will have to be conducted at some future point. However, there is concern for what this will do for herd dynamics...again, maybe this is my thesis study???