Popular Wild Horse Tour is Back
On Sunday, October 7, we will again offer an elective field trip to Disappointment Valley to view the Bureau of Land Management’s Spring Creek Basin herd, a model wild horse herd where PZP darting has kept the population stable for years.
This day-long elective is self-directed. Interested parties will meet in front of Rite Aid, 28 Town Plaza, Durango. More details to follow.
Visitors will observe mustangs on the 22,000 acre Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area and at the abutting mustang sanctuary. Mustang advocate, TJ Holmes, will give a tour of the visitor center and discuss behavior, social structure, diet, and modern on-range management practices such as fertility control.
Please note: Disappointment Valley is a two-hour-plus drive from Durango. Interested parties should plan on renting a car or making car pool arrangements with fellow BHPS attendees. We suggest you pack lunch, snacks, drinks, binoculars, cameras, and change-of-weather layers.