Wild Horses & Burros
The Wild Sheep Foundation is an active member of the Steering Committee for the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition, comprised of 18 national wildlife, sportsmen, livestock industry, and land conservation organizations that share a commitment to achieving sound management of horses and burros to promote healthy rangelands and wildlife. Wild horses and burros are extremely overpopulated on our nation’s public rangelands; there are currently more than 67,000 horses and burros on rangelands that can only support 27,000. As a result, horses and burros are at risk of starvation and dehydration. Elk, mule deer, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, sage grouse, lizards and other native wildlife rely on our public rangelands to survive; these wildlife species are put at risk by growing populations of horses and burros.
All photos provided by National Horse & Burro Rangeland Management Coalition.