11-02: Wild Horse & Burro Introduction

WHEREAS, many areas of Federal controlled lands in the southwestern United States are becoming over-populated with wild horses and burros, and

WHEREAS, the over-population of horses and burros causes significant environmental damage including degradation of water quality and native vegetation, erosion, and soil compaction,

WHEREAS, the substantial cost to manage wild horses and burros is borne by the taxpayer,

WHEREAS, additional nationwide locations for wild horses and burros are being considered,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that existing wild horse herds be confined and managed at their current locations, and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Conservation Districts of Montana stand opposed to the introduction of any new population of wild horses and burros in Montana.