Making Sand Wash Basin Self-Sustaining

As we look forward to 2022, and beyond, we will continue to work towards making Sand Wash Basin self-sustaining.
Water will always be a top priority. We hope to make improvements to Two Bar that will increase production. We also have several more wells we plan to investigate to see if they can be opened and repurposed to water our wild horses.There are also numerous ponds that could be rebuilt
The BLM is working with us to determine which might be the most beneficial and most likely to still provide water.
When a well is repurposed the BLM has what they call 81-100 dollars that can sometimes be used to help pay for the improvements. Those funds are dollars that have been collected by the grazing allotments, or in our case the sheepherders. Those dollars can only be used if the improvement is also beneficial to the grazers. When we opened the well on Cty Rd 75, WHW paid $10,000 the BLM paid $10,000 from the 81-100 funds and the stakeholder or the grazer will pay $10,000 towards the final water system.
Wild Horse Warriors and the BLM are also talking about the possibility of reseeding some areas. This is very expensive, but WHW feels it needs to be done.

Your support has been amazing. Without your donations we could not have reached our goal and completed the Van Gogh Legacy Fence or the water projects for
our wild horses in Sand Wash Basin.
You may also mail a check to;
The Community Foundation of Northwest of Colorado PO Box 653, Craig CO 81626
The Community Foundation is our fiscal agent.

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Cindy Harms Wright
Hayden, CO
Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado
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