Press Releases

WITHOUT MORATORIUM, NAS STUDY MAY BE TOO LATE

Independent Review Too Late for Wild Horses and Burros? Moratorium on roundups must accompany National Academy of Sciences review Colorado Springs, CO (August 27, 2010)— The Cloud Foundation fully supports the independent review of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) mismanagement of America’s Wild Horses and Burros by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), but only […]

Judge Denies BLM Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit to Preserve World Famous Wild Horse Herd

Court Declares Challenge to BLM Mismanagement to be “Ripe for Review” Washington D.C. (August 26, 2010)— On August 25th United States District Judge, James S. Gwin, granted a legal request by The Cloud Foundation, Front Range Equine Rescue and photographer/author Carol Walker, to file a Second Amended Complaint against the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) actions in the mismanagement of […]

Oregon Wild Horse Herd Next on BLM Chopping Block

BLM aims choppers at American mustangs and young foals Portland, OR (August 18, 2010)—The Stinkingwater wild horse herd of Southeastern Oregon is slated for a near complete removal in a summer helicopter roundup scheduled to begin today. Concerned citizens in Oregon and across the country have been calling for a stop to this unnecessary and […]

RESPONDING TO THE END OF THE TUSCARORA ROUNDUP

For Immediate Release Statement from The Cloud Foundation and Katie Fite with Western Watershed Project Responding to the End of the Tuscarora Roundup Reno, NV (Aug 4, 2010) —”The Tuscarora roundup accurately characterizes a government agency who treads heavily on the First Amendment Rights of American citizens while they destroy a beloved icon of the […]

Nevada Judge Refuses to Hear Contempt Charges Against BLM

Advocates want transparency, full public access and their First Amendment rights upheld Reno NV (July 29, 2010)—Tuesday Judge Hicks refused to hear Laura Leigh’s motion for contempt against the BLM who denied her access to view the Owyhee/Tuscarora roundup that ended July 20th.  Earlier, on July 16, 2010, the court ruled to honor Leigh’s First […]

LAWSUIT EXPANDED TO PROTECT “CLOUD’S” WILD HORSE HERD

For Immediate Release: The Cloud Foundation Expands Lawsuit to Protect “Cloud’s” Wild Horse Herd Foundation includes Forest Service in lawsuit Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2010)—On July 21 the Cloud Foundation, Front Range Equine Rescue and author/advocate Carol Walker filed an amended complaint in Federal District Court to add the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to their […]

BLM Above the Law?

Salazar’s Agency Ignores Federal Court Order Honoring First Amendment, Denies Observers Access to Wild Horse Roundup  Reno, NV (July 19, 2010)—Laura Leigh, Herd Watch Project Coordinator for The Cloud Foundation, has been denied access to observe the Owyhee roundup, the first leg of the Tuscarora roundup near Elko, Nevada. On July 16th, Federal Judge Larry […]

Judge Hicks Strikes Victory for First Amendment

Court sees Each Roundup as Separate—Allows Pubic to Observe Roundup Reno, NV (July 15, 2010)—First Amendment rights are upheld for wild horse advocate and journalist, Laura Leigh, Field Manager of Herd Watch, a Cloud Foundation program. Federal Judge Hicks strikes victory today despite his order to proceed with the Owyhee roundup. The other pending roundups […]

BLM’S SECRET PLANNING DOCUMENTS “ALTERNATIVE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS”

Documents obtained by the Freedom of Information Act: BLM Alternative Management Options Draft Plan + Markup BLM Implementation Team minutes + markup PRESS RELEASE from The Cloud Foundation June 11, 2009 – for immediate release Documents Reveal BLM Secret Plan to Destroy Wild Horses Documents obtained from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) via the Freedom […]