ATTENTION Researchers! Wyoming grants aim to boost wild horse research

(reblog)  Wyoming agriculture officials are one step closer to granting researchers a portion of $250,000 allocated by Gov. Matt Mead for wild horse research in the state.

The department received more than 10 proposals for grant-funded research projects, with topics ranging from wild horses’ interaction with the range to population control methods.

“Our goal is to get information and specific data that is lacking or that BLM doesn’t have,” said Chris Wichmann, natural resource and policy manager at the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. “We want actual data on the ground that can help the state and BLM with the management of wild horses.”

Money will be divided into three categories for grant approval:

•Wild horse populations and statistical methods
•Wildlife and rangeland conditions
Development of a wild horse scientific summit.
Wyoming agriculture industry leaders say the data could help steer the wild horse conversation away from emotion and toward science.

“We need to bring the discussion back to management of the resource on public and private lands as opposed to horses versus cows,” said Jim Magagna, executive director of  Wyoming Stock Growers Association. “Some solid data with regard to forage consumption and related issues could be helpful in doing that.”

Ken Hamilton, executive director of Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, said that the money may not be enough to solve the issue but that it will provide data for a scientific start to finding solutions.

“With this issue, it is extremely important to try to work for a solution,” Hamilton said. “The current solutions we have are just stopgap measures.”

The agriculture department will work with a panel of four legislators, including agriculture committee chairmen Sen. Gerald Geis, R-Worland, and Rep. Robert McKim, R-Afton.

A decision is expected in late January and early February.

ATTENTION Researchers And. Advocates ! This $$ is destined for YoU! Rachel Reeves, Ginger Kathrens, the Cloud Foundation, Laura Leigh, WHE, RT Fitch and more….

Wyoming grants aim to boost wild horse reasearch
http://m.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wyoming-grants-aim-to-boost-wild-horse-reasearch/article_c3b554c9-df27-5152-a834-4b8ef7c267ec.htmlWyoming grants aim to boost wild horse reasearch
http://m.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wyoming-grants-aim-to-boost-wild-horse-reasearch/article_c3b554c9-df27-5152-a834-4b8ef7c267ec.html

¤~Conquistador & his lovely 2005 band, *Lived At PEACE* in Custer Forest~¤

¤~Conquistador & his lovely 2005 band, Living *PEACEfully -in- Custer Forest~¤  [tCF]

¤~Conquistador & his lovely 2005 band, Living *PEACEfully -in- Custer Forest~¤ [tCF]

Jun 9, 2012 «tribute»
¤~Conquistador & his lovely band 2005, in Custer Forest

Laura Leigh said, “Also I want to say a Prayer~ for
¤~the magnificent Conquistador~¤ , a Stallion of the Pryor Mountains !

He passed away 😦 with no obvious sign of injury.
Ginger went to search for him, as he had not been seen…

¤~Run Free Forever ~ beautiful, beautiful stallion~¤
……. ~Laura~ ……

{¤~Nóro Mírima Tenn’oio ~ vánima, savánima nér-olompo~¤}
…you are •sadly Missed• ~ and *Never will be Forgotten*… {thank U, regal Stallion, for Sharing your ~Life, ~Wisdom, ~Family –with Us !}

post~~never forget that Life–IS a Miracle~~

speaking of ¤TRANSPARENCY¤….

~on~ Brandeis & The History Of Transparency -from the Sunlight Foundation
–» an article by their 2009 intern, Andrew Berger:
¤~¤ excerpt ¤~¤
“Louis Brandeis made his famous statement that

“sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants”
in a 1913 Harper’s Weekly article, entitled “What Publicity Can Do.”
But it was an image that had been in his mind for decades… 20 years earlier, in a letter to his fiancé, Brandeis had expressed an interest in writing “a sort of companion piece” to his influential article on “The Right to Privacy,”
but
~this time he would focus on “The Duty of Publicity.”
He had been thinking, he wrote,
“about the *wickedness of people shielding* wrongdoers
& passing them off

(or at least allowing them to pass themselves off)
as Honest men.

He then proposed a remedy:

“If the broad light of day could be let in upon men’s actions, it would purify them as the sun disinfects.”

Interestingly, at that time the word “publicity” referred both to something like what we think of as “public relations”, as well to
the practice of *making information widely available to the public* ….
(Stoker & Rawlins, 2005).

* That latter definition sounds a lot like what we now mean by
¤ Transparency ¤ ”
…..
[continue reading here]–»
the History of Transparency

Laura Leigh, photojournalist Extraordinare! ~fights 4 Your right 2 Know what gov't really DOES~

Laura Leigh, photojournalist Extraordinare! ~fights 4 Your right 2 Know what gov’t really DOES~

*Win of Press Freedom* granted by Court!? on Feb 14 in “Access case” brought by *Laura Leigh, journalist*/founder Wild Horse Edu.”

–» After “9th Cir Court *granted Leigh’s Appeal;
they Recognized roundups will occur, (as matter of course); when BLM argued “moot” b/c” (that 1) “roundup ended. —» &
the 9th Circuit” DISAGREED: it *ruled* “a win for Journalists (Free Press), & Public to 😀

«gain ¤ meaningful access ¤ to the actions» of Their government” **!!
–»but ?now… BLM (a bureau to Protect our Public resources, including Our *wild horses*) ~ ~whines AGAIN(Against Supreme Ct ¤Wisdom¤)
«–» that a gov’t “Rogue Agency” ~should? afterall- have
~Right 2 *Hide what your gov’t really Does!???

¤~¤
& [..uh.. ¤ was ~that «an Order», sir?? ..uh..U meant ?us?]
«–was/Is ¤ anybody Listening?!» …(not even to Supreme Court)?? Really? read: http://artandhorseslauraleigh.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/the-fight-for-access-continues/

~×~×~×~×~∞~
& guess My ~idiot citizen brain -just “dudn’t Get it” ?? [HOW does this ~Work, again?]…?? ?%÷[
∞÷∞÷∞÷∞÷∞÷∞

(yet)..another Brief filed, in the ongoing fight to get BLM to create meaningful ~standard of care~ for ¤ wild Horses & Burros ¤ that Congress mandated…¤40 YEARS¤ ago!

yep, this IS a Foal, Laura!  at triple b..

yep, this IS a Foal, Laura! at triple b..

(yet)..another Brief filed, in the ongoing fight to get BLM (Bureau of Land “Mgmt”) to create a meaningful ~standard of care~ for the ¤ wild Horses & Burros ¤ that Congress mandated….¤40 YEARS¤ ago! –»please? read: “Humane Care fight marches on” by Laura Leigh !
the Humane case Marches on…

…&on, &on, &on…(a.k.a.) IS this ~still~ America ???
…»& she says, “government attorneys are fighting Leigh’s Motion.” with “argument based simply on assertion that they are
*fighting her* Ninth Circuit, First Amendment, win that SET the Precedent.” …
In current brief: “The ruling in Leigh v. Salazar, 668 F.3d 1126 (9th Cir. 2012) STANDS as precedence unless or until the appellate court reverses itself.”
–» (& they Won’t ! 😉

Whaatt the h*∞?? ≈ON&ON&ON… some ^€urrent events^ +Re-blogged excerpts::: from 31 days ago..!.!.. yet… *Was Any0ne ever LISTENING??: “things to Do on 1st of March” (by Laura Leigh)

Re-blogged excerpts::: from mere 31 days ago..!.!.. yet… **Was Any0ne ever, ever LISTENING?? (despite a Supreme court Order ?? ** considering What’s really (& still) going-on .. & on .. & on .. ?*? ~:[ grrrrr…!… ≈≈≈≈>>>> see below
°~°
*here’s the Original of 3/1/12:
http://artandhorseslauraleigh.wordpress.com/feed/

1) National Call-in day to Protest: appointment of Callie Hendricksen to Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board….appointed to fill the “public” seat on the Board.
Callie IS vocally PRO-slaughter... Not only for domestics–
She has been very vocal in “opinion” that “Slaughter IS appropriate for wild Horses“.
This view is NOT Representative of majority of Americans that feel (as we always have)eating horse is “un-American.”
Callie IS member of organization– that pushed to Zero-out [wild Herd] Areas …as She *Represents livestock Interests*.
Callie is NOT an appropriate “public” representative TO the board. —>
*Livestock and *Wildlife interests are ALREADY represented

[find call-in info on RT’s blog:
 http://rtfitchauthor.com/2012/03/01/today-national-wild-horse-and-burro-call-in-protest-to-cull-callie-from-blm-advisory-board/
]
°~°
2) today [was] = last day to get comments in on *EIS for “Mt. Hope”. . . ASK that appropriate studies be done to determine impacts to wild Horses, + for appropriate mitigation For their welfare take place…current EIS for “the [Mt. Hope] Projectdoes not appropriately take into acct: ~already fragile nature of Horses in that area….
[use emailLink or mail comments today!] 
http://wildhorseeducation.org/2012/02/28/action-urgent-march-1-deadline-mt-hope/

¤~¤ so ——-
√√√•this post was= March 1,2012 {& Thousands of Calls WERE received!} (thanks 2 all)yet… **Was Any0ne ever LISTENING???to ~any of US? **
≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

Thus *TODAY...a message ∞ of Oloriondolinde:: :: ::
[excerpts reproduced here, NOW…Strictly FOR Laura’s (& the HORSES’ behalf…based-upon last few days Events, as well…] …… }÷¢

¤~¤ on & on ... 21 days ago⁠, ⁠The Cloud Foundation (pleads & gathers sigs)– Salazar/BLM *CANNOT be allowed* to Stack-the-Deck w/ pro-Slaughter folks on Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board!!
theCloudFoundation
———-
¤~¤ Thank u for signing the
“Tell Interior Secretary to Dump Pro-Wild Horse Slaughter Appointee petition”      
[link to petition] is:

dump appointee Petition
—————————–¢÷≈}
¤~¤ e.g. ~~~
MY 2nd reactions! This Out-of-Control ROGUE Government AGENCY …WILL -Be forced to FOLLOW the LAW!!!!.… eventually… BLM** & Dept of Interior* can’t continue to Be “totally Unchecked”& WITHOUT Checks/Balances forever *** (as Laura said), THIS IS *BIG* Folks! finally!!.
..(uh)...was Anybody LISTENING?? =

¤~¤ AND: what a ~Joke~ is This?
Witnesses call for increased public participation, transparency in fed land mgmt *decision-making* process“. But (just) Not in UTAH?.. nor Iowa..?..

≈∞≈∞≈∞≈∞≈∞≈
¤~¤ …??? & now?…√ out* 4/1/2012!!
BLM’s new ~whine (against Sup Ct decision!) 4? “right 2 Hide what gov’t Agencies DO” from U.S. Public!
——¤———
BLM files “Motion 4 REconsideration” in 9th Circuit RULING”!? “2 challenge” (rightful Supreme Ct Ruled)
Access to Wild Horses + Info re: care of animals. BLM ~new Motion
[= 2 *Hide what Your gov’t Does!] … “addresses *Win of Press Freedom* granted by Court!? on Feb 14 in “Access case” brought by *Laura Leigh, journalist*/founder Wild Horse Edu.”

–» After “9th Cir Court *granted Leigh’s Appeal;

They Recognized roundups will occur, (as matter of course); when BLM argued “moot” b/c” (that 1) “roundup ended. —» &
the 9th Circuit” DISAGREED: it “*ruled* a win
for Journalists (Free Press), & Public
to

«gain ¤ meaningful access ¤ to the actions» of Their government” **!!
–»but ?now… BLM ~whines AGAIN(Against Supreme Ct ¤Wisdom¤)
«–» 4 a gov’t “Rogue Agency” ~should? afterall- have
~Right 2 *Hide what your gov’t really Does!???

¤~¤
& [..uh.. ¤ was ~that «an Order», sir?? ..uh..U meant ?us?]
«–was/Is ¤ anybody Listening?!» …(not even to Supreme Court)?? Really? read: http://artandhorseslauraleigh.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/the-fight-for-access-continues/

~×~×~×~×~∞~
& guess My ~idiot citizen brain -just “dudn’t Get it” ?? [HOW does this ~Work, again?]…?? ?%÷[
∞÷∞÷∞÷∞÷∞÷∞
-abt 30 days ago- some Replies were::::
•~citizen~ -Mar 1, 2012 12:29 said: “When I called # for Salazar *I was given # of
**Debbie Collins
* @ 866-468-7826. Please *call her so She can “educate” you. -She & I did Not Agree..at all..about anything.”

•~citizen~ -Mar 1, 2012 2:35 pm said: “I called her too. *Left message for her to send me Adoption pkg, + *to Call me back…When I spoke with *Salazar’s office*, they did not suggest that anyone ~educate me~, but I will be more than happy 2 let her try; … might be great 4 a Protest…? As U can tell, I’m getting fed up with the ~impunity that they [use/have] 2 make Decisions –with no thought 2 wishes or will of PRO-HORSE PEOPLE”

¤¤ Laura Leigh ¤¤ Mar 1, 2012 at 11:54 said: » “Deb Collins*…she is the 0ne at Silver King that actually YELLed at me (on tape)… that “BLM website is accurate information”… & (website was more than 100 horses off @the time)…
¤ TELL her to Take your name & number AS the Public Servant she is–> &
Log your Disapproval ….then
ask her to Repeat it back…to make sure...” [!!!!!!!!]

~citizen~ -Mar 1, 2012 2:31 pm said: “Done + Done + Done

post~~never forget that Life–IS a Miracle~~

–»but ~obviously?..our BLM & all of Sala-czar’s Dept of InteriorDISAGREE, abt *Life’s miracles* too ?????????

finally!? SOME0NE LISTENING!–we thought? [(uh)..was/is Anybody LISTENING??…(apparently ~Not?!?]

finally!! SOMEONE is LISTENING! [(uh)was/is Anybody LISTENING??…
Well, we ~kinda thought~ so…..(apparently ~Not?!?]
I said, “This Out-of-Control ROGUE Government AGENCY …WILL -Be forced to FOLLOW the LAW!!”!!…. {or, so we Believed … ?
& ~now- what? }

¤~¤ …??? & now?… √ out* 4/1/2012!!
≈BLM (a bureau to “Protect ” your Public resources, including Our *wild horses*) ~ new ~whine (against Sup Ct decision!) FOR? “right 2 Hide what gov’t Agencies DO” from U.S. Public!
——¤———
BLM files “Motion 4 REconsideration” in 9th Circuit RULING”!? “2 challenge” (rightful Supreme Ct Ruled)
Access to Wild Horses + Info re: care of animals.
BLM’s ~new Motion
[= 2 *Hide what Your gov’t Does!] … “addresses *Win of Press Freedom* granted by Court!? on Feb 14 in “Access case” brought by *Laura Leigh, journalist*/founder Wild Horse Edu.”

–» After “9th Cir Court *granted Leigh’s Appeal, Recognized roundups will occur, (as matter of course); when BLM argued “moot” b/c” (that 1) “roundup ended.” —» &
“the 9th Circuit” DISAGREED: it “*ruled* a win for Journalists (Free Press), & Public to :
«gain ¤ meaningful access ¤ to the actions» of Their government” **!!
–»but ?now… BLM ~whines AGAIN –(Against Supreme Ct ¤Wisdom¤).
«–» 4 a gov’t “Rogue Agency” ~should? afterall- have
~Right 2 *Hide what your gov’t really Does!???
¤~¤
& [..uh.. ¤ was ~that «an Order», sir?? ..uh..U meant ?us?]

««––was/Is ¤ ~anybody Listening?!» …(not even to Supreme Court)?? Really? read:

http://artandhorseslauraleigh.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/the-fight-for-access-continues/

~×~×~×~×~∞~
& guess My ~idiot citizen brain -just “dudn’t Get it” ?? [HOW does this ~Work, again?]…?? ?%÷[

This case, by the HEROES of our time, w/b quoted…whenever “the Public’s Right 2 KNOW”–is ~doubted! Saving the 1st Amendment!

BEST ‘VALENTINE” Ever!!! ..quoting the Author of Our Constitution!…the Judge said, “a popular Government, withOut popular information, OR the means of Acquiring it…is but a Prologue to a Face OR a Tragedy, or perhaps Both…to Provide this 1st Amendment. PROTECTION, the Supreme. Ct has LONG Recognized…a qualified Right of ACCESS for the Press and for the Public — to Observe Government. ACTIVITIES!’ (WOW…Wow! –This* Case — will Be quoted, in 1000’s to come!—whenever / wheresoever the “Public’s Right to Know” OR the PRESS * has ‘reason to Question”…if/what our Government “is Hiding’…behind its Closed-Doors!) –> YOU, Laura & Gordon will Be their HEROES!

Art and Horses (Laura Leigh's Blog)

I was on the range… had no clue.

I showed up this am in the bitter cold and there was no public access point at the trap… “Who in their right mind would come out on a day like today?”…. (Never said the mind was “right” ) Could not see handling at holding. Cannot see enough to assess horses and handling, at all.

There have been areas of improved dialogue working on the Stone Cabin adoption but real access is a major issue…

I left with a head ache thinking tomorrow might be better.

As soon as I had signal I saw I had a text from my attorney Gordon Cowan “Call Urgent.”

He read me the decision with so much emotion he had to stop twice.

I could hear those that signed our Constitution into law… applaud.

BLM Must Grant Press Access to Observe “Gathers” After

Huge Loss in…

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Breaking News: BLM Issues Report on Inhumane Wild Horse Roundup Allegations

Pure in-your-face Deceit by Exec-branch Rogue AGENCY truly IS *Incredible, *Out-of-Control,, *dispairing, and *SCARY!! for us All!
IF a Federal Court *Judge, *Congressional Demands, & *official Report from Appointed “Experts” cannot Reign in- rogue Gov’t Agency??–> you’d better Believe that
it’s not Only legally-‘protected’ horses, burros, & range-lands that are IN TROUBLE now!!
It IS also You! & Me! & every “Right” you Think you have—that are in grave jeopardy., too !!

Breaking News: BLM Issues Report on Inhumane Wild Horse Roundup Allegations.

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