Spring has arrived in Sand Wash Basin and oh what a wet spring it is! As much as we hate not being able to get into the basin we are loving the green grass and the water water water every where! WOOHOO
We are amazed at how well our wild horses wintered, they look great.
This year we do not believe we will have to worry about water. If we have another drought it may be an issue. Wild Horse Warriors will be meeting with the BLM very soon to discuss repairs to the ponds that do not hold much water and the possibility of opening some old wells or drilling new wells.
Last year we proved that with water we can move the wild horses to the areas that need to be grazed, or move them away from areas that are being over grazed. We also believe that with more water sources they will separate themselves without human interference, which will help the range continue to repair and move towards flourishing.
CDOT and the BLM have agreed to put up several warning signs along Highway 318. CDOT believes that this needs to be done for a short term fix, while they continue to collect data on the need for a fence.
No one has said no, they are just saying they need more data. We are still pushing for the fence, but if the signs help that is a great step in helping with the safety of the wild horses. Its a win win. We are not giving up on the fence, just letting the government dot their i's and cross their t's until they are ready to install the fence. They are at least finally working with us and not telling us to go away.
Donations will be used for either water sources, signage or the fencing needs of Sand Wash Basin.
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Craig CO 81626
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