Drilling to oust wild horses
BLM says 30,000-acre grazing area in N.W. Colo. can't sustain 120-mustang herd Conservationists call the federal plan "shameful" and say it does not bode well for some of the country's other estimated 27,000 free-roaming mustangs.
By Nancy Lofholm
Denver Post Staff Writer
One of Colorado's five remaining herds of wild horses is slated to be rounded up and removed from a rugged area in northwest Colorado to make way for more oil and gas development.
Some of the wild mustangs that will be removed from northwestern Colorado roam through their rugged range, where about 900 oil and gas wells already are located.
Special / Department of the Interior