We are a local community based nonprofit interested in cooperatively managing BLM (Bureau of Land Management) wild horses to promote healthy rangelands that benefit wildlife, wild horses, and all other high desert resource users.
The gathering and removing of wild horses has not been occurring as regularly as in the past. This has resulted in wild horse numbers in the local area increasing above what their habitats can support over the long-term. Local community members concerned with the health of the rangelands met with BLM personnel to discuss alternative solutions to the wild horse herd management. The solution that evolved from these discussions was a fertility control darting program using the expertise of the local community members.
Our goals for this non-profit are to control the Growth Rates in Wild Horse bands in addition to Range Land Management. Currently, High Desert Strategies is working with BLM to administer the FDA approved vaccine "Gonacon.” Controlling reproduction rates will result in proper rangeland Management.
High Desert Strategies works as a team. We all contribute something to this Non-Profit. When working for the Non-profit, everyone pitches in and works together. An average set up would look like: Building camp and having a area we can all come back together and getting everyone on the same page. It takes an average of 10 days to Dart the horses because we do not want the horses to get acclimated to people being around. We have an average of a 7 person crew on a rotating basis due to the fact, we dart around the clock. Thus, we all take shifts: Morning, Afternoon and Night.