Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BLM Runs SoCal Wild Horses to Extinction

In a letter to BLM Ramona DeLorme, Kathleen Hayden of Coyote Canyon Caballos d'Anza writes:

Dear Ramona,

Please distribute the following communiqué and attached letter from Mike Pool to the Wild Horse Advisory Committee.

Dear Members of the Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Committee,

We, Coyote Canyon Caballos d'Anza Inc. have provided volumes of documentation to enable BLM to redefine and designate the native ranges of the Coyote Canyon Herd Area that was under-inventoried in 1971. It was defective then as it is now. By operation of law, management plans may be revised to correct this deficiency and make restitution.

We would remind the Committee of the previously provided and numerous preservation avenues within the National Historic Preservation Act Sec 106 and distinct population segments of the Endangered Species Act that support critical habitat designation.

The Coyote Canyon Wild Horse Herd is extinct now in the wild. We have possession of, and BLM retains title to, the 4 remaining stallions. Only through our efforts have this herd been saved for restoration.

It is necessary and imperative to re establish a Coyote Canyon herd to the Native American historic ranges of Beauty Mt (currently BLM)

We rely on BLM's offer of cooperation, assistance and partnership to manage this herd.

We have been informed that BLM instructed the Committee not to make a recommendation and believe that the Committee exists for this purpose.

Your positive action and response would be most appreciated.

Thank you,

Kathleen Hayden

PO Box 236

Santa Ysabel, Ca.

Coyote Canyon Caballos d' Anza

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