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What Is The Value Of An American Wild Horse?
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, MAY 23, 2018

OPINION

A minority of Americans want to see American wild horses sent to slaughter to make room for more livestock grazing on public lands. Obviously, we don't see most Americans giving up their hamburgers and steaks, so the demands for beef are slowly increasing. But do we need to kill wild horses in slaughter houses? And is this even a wise...
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Forest Preservation Visionaries Want To Test Wild Horses As Forest Guardians
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, MAY 12, 2018

OPINION

In a recent letter of intent to William E. Simpson II and Curry County Oregon Commissioner Court Boice, the Trustee of the Ocean Mountain Ranch (‘OMR’) Mr. Terry Mock said the following: “Hi ​Bill, … I again salute your call to encourage efforts to help solve our overgrown forest problem by returning our native species American wild horses to Curry County (Southern Oregon --...
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Prevention vs. Suppression - Letter To Chief Christiansen of the USFS
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, APRIL 30, 2018

OPINION

TO: Vicki Christiansen - Interim Chief - United States Forest Service CC: Senator Alan DeBoer        Congressman Greg Walden        Colleen Roberts - Jackson County (OR) Commissioner         Dr. Mark Zabel - Assistant Director - Prion Research Center - CSU        Dr. Kent Webb - Chief Researcher Cal Deer Friendly        Dr. Ross MacPhee - Curator Vertebrates American Museum of Natural History        Court Boice - Curry...
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Sometimes The Truth Needs Brass Knuckles
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, APRIL 25, 2018

OPINION

What prevents so many politicians and officials from uttering the words: 'catastrophic wildfire prevention'?   The current mantra is 'we need more suppression'. But considering that 'suppression' comes after the forests are burning, isn't this backward-minded thinking?  It's a fact that excessive ground fuels made up of grass and brush evolve annually because of depleted populations of native grazers. Deer populations are depleted on the west...
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Intelligent Grazing: Critical For Wildfire Prevention; BLM begins wildfire ground fuel abatement test
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, APRIL 20, 2018

OPINION

Rural communities, especially ranchers and farmers in those communities today face many challenges to their very survival, the worst of which may very well be catastrophic wildfire. These rural areas and the agricultural products that flow from them are in turn vital to the very survival of the people who choose to live and work in cities and urban areas. Today,...
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Latest Science Highlights Wild Horse Over-Population Myth & BLM Mismanagement
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, APRIL 13, 2018

OPINION

The critics of the BLM and their Wild Horse and Burro Program who number in the thousands (at least), have long-held that there were more myths being spun about wild horses than truths.  The Curator of vertebrates at the prestigious American Museum of Natural History, Professor Ross MacPhee is just one of that indelible multitude and has made his position on the...
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