Last Day for Inet Requests

A few of you have sent me tag numbers for horses to include in the Inet adoption event at PVC. (John Neil gave me until today to confirm the accuracy, etc. because I was in Denver and on the road).

Cat Kindsfather has a Flickr Gallery that shows tag numbers. I will hunt down that URL and paste it in here later.

Send John an email: John_Neil@blm.gov with the tag number and CC me at Calicohorses@gmail.com of any number you need confirmed as included. Please thank him for the additional time.

If you are interested in helping sponsor some of the Calico horses going into the group effort now is the time to email me.

I am on the road and will post a longer post soon about the Denver meeting and where we go next.

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5 thoughts on “Last Day for Inet Requests

  1. Laura,

    Could you write a post explaining a bit more about the “group effort.” I wasn’t aware of that, and I’ll bet others aren’t, either. I’m sure there are many who would like to help, in whatever way they (we) can. Thanks.

    • Laura Leigh says:

      The effort is a private effort to facilitate placement of many of the horses we have come to know and help as many others find a good home as I can.

      Also, I am finding potential homes, trainers, sponsors… connecting the dots… to assist people that may have one component, but not all three.

      I will share details as I can. However this effort has the potential to create a backlash of competition that will hurt the efforts limited resources toward placement. Therefore I have been attempting to be discreet.

  2. jan eaker says:

    Just a thought for today, if you go to the Mantle Ranch website, IMO, if ALL BLM mustangs were given this training and this marketing, adoptions would be way up; the pictures show saddle and bridle trained horses with bright yellow slickers draped all over them.This and more programs like this, is how BLM should direct the bulk of its monetary resources, not to roundin ’em up and warehousing them.
    ANother thought, if any of you have been following the GUlf crisis, it’s evident that our government is really broken. WHile we struggle with the DOI/BLM, it appears that this mindset is pervasive in every aspect of government. No coordination, no cooperation, no planning, no communication, most agencies involved are about their own stuff, not working for the good of the Gulf, the animals there and the people who have been impacted. To most, it is so clear what needs to be done, same as with the wild horses, but trying to get the various agencies to put aside their personal agendas and work out a solution: impossible. What a shame for America.

  3. jan eaker says:

    this may help view the horses:
    http:www.flickr.com/photos/28171983@NO8/

  4. Anna says:

    The Ruby Pipeline
    More press releases

    For Immediate Release, July 27, 2010

    Contact: Noah Greenwald, (503) 484-7495

    Regulators Petitioned to Withdraw Approval of 677-mile Ruby Pipeline to Avoid Killing Endangered Fish

    PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity today asked federal regulators to withdraw their approval of the 677-mile “Ruby” natural gas pipeline, which would cut across some of the most pristine and remote lands in Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and California. The pipeline will cross more than 1,000 rivers and streams, affecting crucial habitat for several endangered fish species, and will use more than 400 million gallons of water over the next several years from an increasingly arid area.

    “The Ruby Pipeline will have disastrous environmental and social consequences across a wide swath of the West,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species program director at the Center. “It’s not too late to stop this terrible project from moving forward.”

    The request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission argues that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s review of the project’s affect on endangered fish was flawed. According to the agency’s biological opinion and other documents, the pipeline will have serious impacts on several endangered fish species, including the Lahontan cutthroat trout, Warner Creek sucker, Lost River sucker, Colorado pikeminnow and others. The pipeline, which would be built by the El Paso Corporation, would cross 209 streams that serve as habitat for these fish. The work could also include blasting through 143 streams to lay the pipeline and depleting flows with its substantial use of water.

    In 2008, the Fish and Wildlife Service sent a letter to the Commission concluding there would be serious impacts to fish and other resources and proposing several mitigations. Most of these improvements, however, were not included in the agency’s final review of the project.

    “This pipeline will cause serious harm to endangered fish like the Lahontan cutthroat trout,” said Greenwald. “On top of that, the El Paso Corporation has cut corners and failed to adopt adequate mitigation for fish.”

    In a particularly glaring error, the Fish and Wildlife Service failed to consider the potential for a pipeline rupture at stream crossings along the route. Instead, the biological opinion for the project concluded that a rupture in the Ruby Pipeline “would not be reasonably likely to occur,” and therefore “the Service will not address pipeline ruptures.”

    “If there’s one lesson we should have learned from the Gulf disaster, it’s that things can and do go wrong, particularly when regulatory agencies don’t do their jobs,” said Greenwald. “If the pipeline ruptures at a stream crossing, it could have devastating consequences for these endangered fish and other stream life.”

    Indeed, pipelines constructed by El Paso Corporation have ruptured before, including one in Bushland, Texas, where three people were hurt, and another in Carlsbad, N.M., where 12 people were killed. Neither rupture was discussed in Fish and Wildlife’s biological opinion. One of the companies that has contracted to use the pipeline is BP.

    The El Paso Corporation has worked out an agreement with a number of conservation organizations that establishes a fund to protect sage grouse habitat and purchase grazing rights.

    “Although the El Paso Corporation has taken steps to reduce some of the tremendous impacts of the Ruby Pipeline on the environment, serious concerns remain,” said Greenwald. “More needs to be done to ensure the pipeline doesn’t drive endangered fish to extinction.”

    The request for rehearing points to a number of other problems with approval of the pipeline as well, including the Bureau of Land Management’s failure to properly analyze the environmental impacts of rights-of-way across federal lands; the Commission’s failure to protect cultural resources and historic sites that are protected under the National Historic Preservation Act; an improper determination by the Fish and Wildlife Service that the use of roads on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge is compatible with the refuge’s mission to protect wildlife; and a failure to ensure that the pipeline will not impact bald and golden eagles.

    Maps:

    The Ruby Pipeline in relation to conservation populations of the endangered Lahontan cutthroat trout.

    The entire route of the Ruby Pipeline from the final environmental impact statement.

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