NV Wildlife Agency Backs BLM In Wild-Horse Lawsuit

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Department of Wildlife is siding with federal land managers against a lawsuit seeking to block the removal of 2,500 wild horses from the range north of Reno.
The state agency on Thursday filed a motion to intervene in the suit on behalf of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, saying an overpopulation of horses has left insufficient forage for native wildlife.
The BLM has said the planned Dec. 28 removal of the horses in the Calico Mountain Complex is needed to bring population numbers down to prevent habitat deterioration.
Equine advocates filed the lawsuit last month in federal court in Washington, D.C., saying mustangs should remain on the range across the West.

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Are there any cattle in the Calico Mountain complex? If there are cattle there, are they being removed, too?


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