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Census methods for wild horses and burros

final report

by Siniff, D. B. (Donald Blair), 1935-

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Published by University of Minnesota, Department of Ecology and Behavioral Biology in Minneapolis, Minnesota .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Donkeys,
  • Wild horses,
  • Methodology,
  • Counting,
  • Wild burros

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsTester, J.R., Cook, R.D., McMahon, G.L., United States. Bureau of Land Management. Division of Wild Horses and Burros, University of Minnesota. Department of Ecology & Behavioral Biology
    The Physical Object
    Pagination83 leaves :
    Number of Pages83
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26302233M

    The number of wild horses and burros on federal lands managed by BLM increased significantly between March 1, , and March 1, In nine of the 10 Western states, the number of wild horses. Title Using science to improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: a way forward / Subject Headings - National Wild Horse and Burro Program (U.S.).

    Mustangs, Wild Horses & Burros of the American West book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Mustangs Wild Horses & Burros of the A /5.   The last population census was done in and although a taxpayer funded NAS study on wild equines was released 2 years ago, it contained no new population census nor did it address the range/riparian damage caused by million welfare cattle & sheep on the wild horses/burros legal land.

    Wild Horses and Burros deserve to be protected. They are part of America’s heritage. To capture a Wild Horse is to strip away the spirit and dignity of this proud and noble creature. To watch wild horses being run into a sales ring at a slaughter auction is to watch an atrocity that is so sad that it defies description. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of entrusts the BLM and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service with the responsibility to manage and protect wild horses and burros on the nation’s public lands. Because wild horses and burros are federally protected and lack natural predators, the BLM must manage population growth.


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Census methods for wild horses and burros by Siniff, D. B. (Donald Blair), 1935- Download PDF EPUB FB2

Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward reviews the science that underpins the Bureau of Land Management's oversight of free-ranging horses and burros on federal public lands in the western United States, concluding that constructive changes could be implemented.

The Wild Horse and Burro Program has not used scientifically rigorous methods to estimate the 5/5(1). Wild Horse and Burro On-Range Population EstimatesAs required under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act ofthe BLM conducts an annual population inventory to estimate the number of wild horses and burros roaming BLM-managed lands in the West.

To promote healthy conditions on the range, the BLM determines what it calls the Appropriate Management Level (AML), which.

BLM uses the latest science in its efforts to ensure that viable populations of wild horses and burros can thrive on healthy public rangelands.

For example, the BLM uses science to monitor rangeland vegetation, soils, water, wildlife habitat, and the effects of wildfire, and the BLM relies on sound science and monitoring data to determine appropriate management levels for wild.

Because population estimates drive nearly all management decisions pertaining to wild horses and burros, accuracy is important. Several widely used techniques exist for conducting aerial population estimates of wildlife, but individually, each has important limitations.

Researchers at the U.S. The contract charged the Academy with the responsibility to develop a research program that would: A. Develop data on the biology of wild horses and burros, including the population dynamics of wild horse and burro herds; B.

Identify principles and procedures for managing populations of wild horses and burros in accordance with the policies and. Over wild horses and burros are targeted for removals in active removals, or beginning this week (more here). These operations include burros ( from Twin Peaks (CA), 80 from Big Sandy (AZ) and in Black Mountain (AZ), Gold Butte, Cerbat and Trigo (AZ) are.

The legal-political literature on wild horse and burro matters is extensive, particularly in terms of providing a perspective on the public agencies' overall land-management responsibilitiesâ the context in which policies concerning wild horses and burros should be considered.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter."National Research Council. Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros: Current Knowledge and Recommended gton, DC: The National Academies Press.

doi: / Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward reviews the science that underpins the Bureau of Land Management's oversight of free-ranging horses and burros on federal public lands in the western United States, concluding that constructive changes could be implemented.

The Wild Horse and Burro Program has not used. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act ofas amended, states that It is the policy of Congress that wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands (PLSec.

Perhaps a helpful thing to do is to add the BLM's census numbers from The myths and facts article at the BLM web site says both " There were an estima wild horses and burros in ," and "That number wild horses (plus 8, burros)" - which added up, is 25, The Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of (WFRHBA), is an Act of Congress (Pub.L.

92–), signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon on Decem The act covered the management, protection and study of "unbranded and unclaimed Enacted by: the 92nd United States Congress.

Management of free-roaming feral and semi-feral horses, (colloquially called "wild") on various public or tribal lands in North America is accomplished under the authority of law, either by the government of jurisdiction or efforts of private groups. In western Canada, management is a provincial matter, with several associations and societies helping to manage wild horses in British Columbia.

The Appropriate Management Level for the herd management area is 47 to 66 wild horses and 20 to 35 burros, but the estimated population was about horses and burros. The BLM estimates that as of March 1,more t wild horses and burros (ab horses burros) are roaming on BLM-managed rangelands – exceeding by more t the maximum number of animals (i.e., the AML) that the BLM has determined can thrive in balance with other public rangeland resources and uses.

Of note at the meeting was the BLM’s acknowledgement that current AMLs are based on the numbers of wild horses that existed in when the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed – a time when Congress determined the horses were “fast disappearing” from the American West (and numbers that are quite outdated in -- Our newest initiative is a Land Trust, launched into focus on expanding and preserving habitat for wild horses and burros in the wild.

The program focuses on land acquisition, habitat improvements and grazing buyouts to improve the quality and quantity of habitat available for wild horses and burros. For decades, America's wild horses have faced tremendous pressure from the government, ranchers, the livestock industry, state wildlife agencies and others who do not support the protection of these iconic animals on Western rangelands.

As a result, wild horse and burro populations and their herd areas have dramatically declined in number and size to the point that many herds are no longer. Manage wild horses and burros in a manner that is designed to achieve and maintain a thriving natural ecological balance on the land.

Manage activities at the minimally feasible level, yet provide for natural ecological balance of all wildlife species while taking into consideration other uses. Wild Horses and Burros in the United States nia Desert Protection Act of ) Thus there has been a gradual ratch-eting down of habitat available to wild horses and burros.

Whether wild horse and burro num-bers have increased or declined his-torically is debatable. According to BLM. The Fort Collins Science Center who guides the BLM’s aerial population procedures states, “Because population estimates drive nearly all management decisions pertaining to wild horses and burros, accuracy is important.” “Given the demand for reliable information on which to base management decisions, wild horse and burro managers need.free-ranging horses and burros on federal public lands in the western United States, concluding that constructive changes could be implemented.

The Wild Horse and Burro Program has not used scientifically rigorous methods to estimate the population sizes of horses and burros, to. Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning, Ian Somerhalder and countless other equine enthusiasts joined The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund, Return to Freedom and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to draw attention to the threat posed to wild horses and burros.

“My family and I stand strongly against horse slaughter and .