First leg of the Callaghan Complex. Trap, treat (PZP-22) and release. About 400 will be removed, about 1000 rounded up. For the entire Complex (Bald Mountain, Callaghan, New Pass/ Ravenswood) will be aprox. 875 left on the range. Battle Mountain District may have more mining than any other district and a lot of grazing interests.
Counties Eureka, Lander, Nye….
(video is labeled “2011” because it is on trhe fiscal 2011 schedule. I think geography in terms of HMA’s and time by thr roundup schedule….)
Over 48 minutes...
Collum says in the Times interview that wranglers have to match the pace of horses. Helicopters are the best way because they can keep horses to the pace they set.
I think he meant the pace that the helicopters sets…
- Twin Peaks
also note “new birth” off limits to public view on 8/25.
Several mares are pregnant.
And when you hear the wind think open oven filled with alkali dust… it’s no cool breeze out there.
I found a simple quote today that I thought I would share:
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
That said… here are some more pictures from Twin Peaks… video shortly.
Stallions fighting in the over crowded pen
Injured face at temporary holding
Babies heading for the chute
Babies at Litchfield
This gather starts on friday.
I have been asked who the contact person is for observation.
Heather Emmons 775-861-6594
Tuscarora Field Office manager
Tell him you want public observers to be allowed in more than two days at the end of the gather. We want observers allowed in the first week.
Then inquire as to when foaling season ends in Tuscarora.
I have left messages for both of these people and have not gotten a call back.
Here we go again.
Nothing unexpected coming in. Nothing reassuring at all.
Same old, same old.
July is here and the claim that “foaling season” is over and running horses for miles is now “safe” is back in the dialogue.
We start in Owyhee in just days.
June 25 BLM Indian Lakes update: Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.
So I guess only mares in holding facilities are still giving birth. I guess running a foal born on July 1 at one week old for miles and miles in the desert is “safe.”
Oh yeah… and they will keep the public away until about the third week of July so if anything happens they can hide it. Close public land so no cameras can catch any of the horror or “civilians” find dead babies in the desert sun. I guess if we don’t see it somehow it hasn’t happened.
Sheldon 2006. They tried to deny what happened there. USFWS… but same contractor.
AWHPC Sheldon 2006 dead foal
We saw young horses die this winter from the effects of the helicopter gather. Those youngsters were about 8 months old… some of these babies will be less than 8 days old.
8 month old dying of hoof slough from the effects of being run miles by a Cattoor helicopter
Do you think we will ever get a schedule of proposed areas the BLM will close? When do you think such a schedule will arrive? If you are on public land and don’t know about the closures (because they didn’t post them) will you be arrested? Will lease holders be banned from the land or just the general public?
Write to Bolstad, Abbey and your Congressperson and tell them you demand observers be allowed from day one. To allow the BLM to operate without observers is not acceptable.