Wild Horse Highway Designation Approved by Legislature
Written by wendycorr on February 15, 2019
A section of highway between Cody and Greybull is one step closer to being designated the state’s Wild Horse Highway.
The Friends of a Legacy, or FOAL, a non-profit organization that helps the Bureau of Land Management manage the McCullough Peaks herd, have enlisted the help of local legislators to designate a 32-mile stretch of highway 14/16/20 as the Wild Horse Highway.
FOAL Co-Founder Marshall Dominick says the highway designation would increase the public interest in the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse herd.
Cody’s Representative in the state legislature, Sandy Newsome, agrees that the designation would help promote tourism in an area of the Bighorn Basin that has long been overlooked.
Dominick points out that FOAL has advocated for the roughly 150 horses in the McCullough Peaks herd and has helped the BLM with finances required to do fertility control, as well as helping with water projects to enhance the habitat.
The bill designating the route as the wild horse highway has passed three readings in both the House and the Senate, and is awaiting the signature of Governor Mark Gordon.