Joining Forces to Spur Action

sage grouse

Sage grouse populations in the West are threatened by habitat destruction from free-roaming horses.

Frustrated by the continuing overpopulation of free-roaming horses and degradation of public lands throughout the West, 13 organizations banded together a couple years ago to form the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition.

Among the Coalition’s members are the Wildlife Society and other conservation organizations, sportsmen organizations such as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and National Rifle Association, and natural resources professional societies such as the Society for Range Management.

According to the Coalition, “The overpopulation of horses and burros on public lands poses a severe threat to the native fish, wildlife and plants that characterize a healthy rangeland ecosystem.”