Mesa Verde National Park prefers removal of ‘trespass horses’

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Mesa Verde National Park prefers removal of ‘trespass horses’

Proposal includes five-year capture plan and a last resort
About 80 horses live off the land at Mesa Verde National Park. The park refers to them as “trespass horses” because park rules prohibit livestock grazing.
Free-roaming horses survive in the backcountry at Mesa Verde National Park. The park is proposing to remove the horses and fence them out.
An image from a game camera shows how wild horses at the park chase elk from watering holes.
How to comment

The 30-day public comment period for the draft Livestock Removal Environmental Assessment opened on Friday, April 13. Comments are requested by Sunday, May 13.
The public comment site is available online at bit.ly/2JL0CFK.
A printed copy will be available for review at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center Library. Call the park at 970-529-4465 to make arrangements to review one.
Comments may also be mailed to: Superintendent, Mesa Verde National Park, PO Box 8, Mesa Verde, CO 81330-0008.
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Mesa Verde National Park prefers removal of ‘trespass horses’

About 80 horses live off the land at Mesa Verde National Park. The park refers to them as “trespass horses” because park rules prohibit livestock grazing.
Free-roaming horses survive in the backcountry at Mesa Verde National Park. The park is proposing to remove the horses and fence them out.
An image from a game camera shows how wild horses at the park chase elk from watering holes.
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