"Ecosanctuary Planned for Wild Horses Removed from the Range"

"The Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it has selected a location for the nation's first wild horse ecosanctuary - a privately owned ranch in southeastern Wyoming 30 miles west of Laramie."

"The BLM will conduct an environmental assessment of the site under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act. The BLM expects its NEPA analysis to be completed in three to six months. Then the agency decide whether or not to enter into a formal partnership with the landowner.

The proposed 250-horse ecosanctuary would help the BLM feed and care for "excess" wild horses that have been removed from Western public rangelands. The facility would be publicly accessible for potential ecotourism opportunities."

Environment News Service had the story February 27, 2012.

Source: ENS, 02/28/2012