America’s Wild and Wondrous Burros are in Peril — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Mary Koncel & Charlotte Roe as published on The Washington Examiner Among the most amazing animals of the desert are wild burros. Yet in the past three years, the Bureau of Land Management has removed more than 5,000 of them from their federally designated habitat. This year, it’s ratcheting up the assault. photo by […]

America’s Wild and Wondrous Burros are in Peril — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Opponents Seeking to undo Horse’s Wildness — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Craig Downer as published on The Record-Courier On Sept. 26, 2019, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $35 million for a massive reduction of America’s relatively minor wild horse and burro herds scattered throughout the West. photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation Through an arrogant misinformation blitz, including the film Horse Rich […]

Opponents Seeking to undo Horse’s Wildness — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Standing Up for Wild Burros — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Charlotte Roe Black Mountain Herd – photo by Marjorie Farabee The Deportation Playbook The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (WFRHBA) of 1971 directs federal agencies to preserve wild burros and horses as an “integral part” of the public lands on which they roamed in 1971 in order to halt their precipitous decline. DOI’s […]

Standing Up for Wild Burros — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Oregon wild horse herd will be cut in half under new Forest Service plan — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Michael Kohn as published on OregonLive A barely viable herd of  120 wild horses roaming free in the Ochoco National Forest will be cut in half into unsustainable numbers as part of a management plan which is step one in zeroing out this herd. Oregon Wild Horses – photo by Carol Walker The 2021 […]

Oregon wild horse herd will be cut in half under new Forest Service plan — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

California Condors Return to Bird Cams — Natural History Wanderings

from CornellLab of Ornithology After a yearlong hiatus, the California Condor cam is back streaming live from a small cave on a rock cliff in Ventura County, California. On April 10, condor pair #594 (female) and #374 (male) hatched a healthy chick. In this clip, Mom and Dad reinforce their bond by preening each other before tending to their 18-day-old […]

California Condors Return to Bird Cams — Natural History Wanderings

Opinion: Coyotes and Wild Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Don Molde as published on The Sierra Nevada Ally Lots in Common Coyote in Fish Lake Valley Nevada (by Dyer) – photo: Don Molde What do coyotes and wild horses have in common in Nevada? Both make the news more than any other animal or wildlife species in the state.  Both suffer from the […]

Opinion: Coyotes and Wild Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Opinion: Just let the wild horses be — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Rhonda Ferris as published on The Nevada Independent by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation Opinion I am a former Nevadan who lived and worked in Las Vegas from 1983 to 2001. I am writing because the column by Mr. David Colborne recently published by The Nevada Independent and titled “My Invasive Species […]

Opinion: Just let the wild horses be — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Will Grizzlies Return To Selway-Bitterroot in Idaho and Montana? — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Petition Filed to Reintroduce Grizzly Bears to Selway-Bitterroot of Idaho and Montana Proposal Would Revive Stalled 14-year-old Federal Grizzly Repopulation Plan    VICTOR, Idaho— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition today requesting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service develop a new rule to reintroduce grizzly bears to the Selway-Bitterroot ecosystem in […]

Will Grizzlies Return To Selway-Bitterroot in Idaho & Montana? — Natural History Wanderings

Oregon Stops Logging To Protect Marbled Murrelet — Natural History Wanderings

Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release from Center For Biological Diversity Citing Marbled Murrelet Lawsuit, Oregon Suspends Clearcutting on 914 Acres of Old-growth Forests on the Elliott State Forest SALEM, Ore.— After a lawsuit by conservation groups, the state of Oregon has suspended logging on 914 acres of old-growth forest on the Elliott […]

Oregon Stops Logging To Protect Marbled Murrelet — Natural History Wanderings

Why California’s Tule Elk population may be declining | KRON4 — Natural History Wanderings

Kron4 reports The National Park Service says the Tule Elk’s population declined in 2020, likely due to drought conditions impacting the elk’s food. An annual census count found about 150 Tule Elks living on Point Reyes National Seashore have died likely due to drought conditions. Read more at  Why California’s Tule Elk population may be declining […]

Why California’s Tule Elk population may be declining | KRON4 — Natural History Wanderings