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Wyoming doesn’t want you to know how much cow poop is in its water

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By Jeff Guo, Washington Post

The Western Watersheds Project, an Idaho-based environmental group, would really like cows to stop pooping so much in streams.

How Wild Horses Made Prison Inmates Realize Something Transformative About Themselves

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By Tim Hayes for Huffington Post

One of my first experiences in witnessing the amazing dynamic that is possible in the interaction between horses and humans occurred at a maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado.

Wyoming can now put you in jail for sharing nature photos with the government

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By Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos

You can face a $5000.00 fine and up to a year in prison if you share your nature photography with the government, according to a new Wyoming law. The Wyoming Senate just signed Bill 12: Trespassing to collect data (or Date Trespassing Bill). Ostensibly a private property/trespassing law, Bill 12 is incredibly wide-reaching:

Burros Inadvertently Save Life Of Hiker Lost In Death Valley National Park

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By National Parks Traveler

A group of feral burros inadvertently saved the life of a hiker lost in Death Valley National Park by leading him to water.

Find 'descendants of colonial Spanish horses' on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range

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By Independent Record

The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, established in 1968, encompasses 38,000 acres of Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service land on the Montana-Wyoming border near the Bighorn Canyon.

Op-ed: Wild-horse contraceptives are based on sound science

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By Jay F. Fitzpatrick, Op-Ed for the Salt Lake Tribune

In recent months, Friends of Animals and the Project Mustang have put forth a number of claims regarding the use of the fertility control vaccine PZP in wild horses.

Our Land, Up for Grabs

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By Will Rogers, New York Times

San FRANCISCO — A BATTLE is looming over America’s public lands.

Con: Cattle Grazing Is Incompatible with Conservation

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By Karrie Klitz & Jeff Miller, Bay Nature

Should cattle grazing be allowed on our public lands in the Bay Area? From a conservation viewpoint, cattle grazing is simply incompatible with maintaining and restoring wildlife, native plants and natural resources.

Groups differ on plan to control wild horse population

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By Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s plan to inject 50 wild horses in western Utah with contraception drugs to help control the population is being applauded by one wild horse advocacy group but derided by another.

BLM to gauge public 'values,' 'preferences' for management

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By Phil Taylor, E&E

The Bureau of Land Management plans to take the public's pulse on how it should manage the 49,000 wild horses and burros it estimates are roaming public lands in the West.

Her love of horses always a passion, now a career

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By Shelley Wigglesworth, Sea Coast Online

Marika (Clark) Ruppe grew up in the Kennebunks in the 1970s and 1980s, attending local schools in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel before graduating from Gould Academy in Bethel. No matter where Ruppe lived while growing up, she was always surrounded by horses. Little did she know then that her love affair with horses would turn into a life-long passion and career that would take her all over the United States.

Feds agree to help diversify Outer Banks’ wild horses

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By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — As the summer tourist season approaches on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, there’s a growing hope among horse advocates that the iconic wild horses of Corolla can be saved from a fate of inbreeding and deformities.

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