Wild Horses: The Consequences of Doing Nothing

Failing to manage wild herds in Western states, experts say, could have devastating effects on rangelands—and all of the animals that depend on them.The ecological consequences of poor grazing management in the desert ecosystems of the American West’s Great Basin can be severe. To find out how severe, I met Dr. Barry Perryman, rangeland ecology professor at the University of Nevada, at a dry water well near the 230,000-acre Fish Creek Complex Herd Management Area on public lands managed overseen by the Bureau of Land Management near Eureka, Nevada. (full article)

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