The USFS is planning to eliminate 80% of wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory (WHT). The WHT is located within Modoc County beginning about seven miles north of Alturas, California and comprises approximately 232,520 acres of federal land. This area is 97 percent National Forest System lands administered by the Modoc National Forest’s Devil’s Garden and Doublehead Ranger Districts (MDF) and three percent public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management’s Alturas Field Office. Image and caption information: Outdoor News.
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — Animal advocates have filed a lawsuit to prevent the U.S. Forest Service from rounding up many of the remaining wild horses in California’s Modoc National Forest.
The plaintiffs said in a statement Monday that the government agency’s plan to eliminate about 40 square miles of territory and reduce the horse population by 80 percent could lead to the…
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