HEBER HORSE HERD UNDER ATTACK

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HEBER HORSE HERD UNDER ATTACK

HEBER HORSE HERD UNDER ATTACK

The United States Forest Service is planning on reducing the number of wild horses around Heber, and time is running out for people to weigh I n .”We’re seeing some issues with overuse out on the range, and some horses that are going well outside the wild horse territory,” said Anthony Madrid, Apache Sitgreaves National Forest acting forest supervisor .The Heber Wild Horse Territory was established back in 1974 and spans around 19,700 acres for the wild horses to roam around on. Based on the latest survey, which took place a few years ago, the National Forest Service says there are between 270 and 420 wild horses in the territory. They say that’s just too many.Concerns about the horses’ impact on the land have lead the Forest Service to develop the

Heber Wild Horse Territory Management Plan.” It would include sterilizing some horses and removing others, getting the population down to around 100 horses or less. The plan does ‘t call for any horses to be killed. The plan has been developed alongside different groups,

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