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De 58 - Notice From Government Regarding Roundup, 10.10.14

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1    CHRISTOPHER A. CROFTS United States Attorney NICHOLAS VASSALLO (WY Bar No. 5-2443) Assistant United States Attorney P.O. Box 668 Cheyenne, WY 82003-0668 Telephone: 307-772-2124 nick.vassallo@usdoj.gov SAM HIRSCH, Acting Assistant Attorney General SETH M. BARSKY, Section Chief COBY HOWELL, (Wy. Bar No. 6-3589) Senior Trial Attorney U.S. Department of J ustice Environment & Natural Resources Division Wildlife and Marine Resources Section c/o U.S. Attorney’s Office 1000
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  1   CHRISTOPHER A. CROFTS United States Attorney  NICHOLAS VASSALLO (WY Bar No. 5-2443) Assistant United States Attorney P.O. Box 668 Cheyenne, WY 82003-0668 Telephone: 307-772-2124 nick.vassallo@usdoj.gov SAM HIRSCH, Acting Assistant Attorney General SETH M. BARSKY, Section Chief COBY HOWELL, (Wy. Bar No. 6-3589) Senior Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division Wildlife and Marine Resources Section c/o U.S. Attorney’s Office 1000 SW Third Avenue Portland, OR 97204-2902 (503) 727-1000 (503) 727-1117 (fx) coby.howell@usdoj.gov  Attorneys for Federal Respondents IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF WYOMING AMERICAN WILD HORSE PRESERVATION CAMPAIGN, et al.,  Petitioners, v. S.M.R. JEWELL, Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior, et al.,  ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 1:14-cv-152-F Case 2:14-cv-00152-NDF Document 58 Filed 10/10/14 Page 1 of 4  2   Respondents.  ___________________________________ ) ) FEDERAL RESPONDENTS’ NOTICE AND STATUS REPORT Federal Respondents are providing the Court and parties the following status report on the Bureau of Land Management’s (“BLM’s”) gather of wild horses that was at issue in the above-captioned matter. As described in the attached Declaration of Gavin Lovell (“Lovell Decl.”), the 2014 gather removed more wild horses from Checkerboard lands than the estimates anticipated from the April census. Lovell Decl. ¶¶ 3-7. The BLM attributes the increased number of horses present on the Checkerboard to delays in initiating the gather and weather.  Id.  Consistent with the Decision Record and the Consent Decree in  RSGA v. Salazar  , 11-cv-0026- NDF (D. Wy.), BLM’s contractor removed approximately 1263 wild horses from Checkerboard lands within the three Herd Management Areas (“HMAs”). Lovell Decl. ¶ 5. Approximately 649 wild horses were left on the adjacent solid-block public lands within these three HMAs. Lovell Decl. ¶ 7. The gather concluded on October 9, 2014. Lovell Decl. ¶ 5. Dated: October 10, 2014. CHRISTOPHER A. CROFTS United States Attorney  NICHOLAS VASSALLO Assistant United States Attorney P.O. Box 668 Case 2:14-cv-00152-NDF Document 58 Filed 10/10/14 Page 2 of 4  3   Cheyenne, WY 82003-0668 Telephone: 307-772-2124 nick.vassallo@usdoj.gov SAM HIRSCH Acting Assistant Attorney General United States Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division SETH M. BARSKY, Chief  /s/ Coby Howell COBY HOWELL Senior Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division Wildlife & Marine Resources Section c/o U.S. Attorney’s Office 1000 SW Third Avenue Portland, OR 97204-2902 (503) 727-1000 (503) 727-1117 (fx) Of Counsel: ARTHUR R. KLEVEN Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor Rocky Mountain Region Lakewood, Colorado CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Case 2:14-cv-00152-NDF Document 58 Filed 10/10/14 Page 3 of 4  4   I hereby certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing will be e-filed and will be automatically served upon counsel of record, all of whom appear to be subscribed to receive notice from the ECF system.  /s/ Coby Howell Case 2:14-cv-00152-NDF Document 58 Filed 10/10/14 Page 4 of 4
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