Emergency Horse Rescue Training
Following the reinstating of the cooperative agreement to implement fertility control, a new class of volunteers from multiple local organizations completed the Emergency Horse & Livestock Training and the Technical Large Animal Rescue training course, sponsored by AWHC and held by Least Resistance Training Concepts (LRTC) which was instructed by Willis Lamm and Kerry Tuckett. LRTC has a top-notch, safety focused response team that responds to a high number of calls around Northern Nevada.
Strengthening and growing our team
April 23-25, AWHC sponsored and Blockchains hosted, a Dart Certification Course taught by the Science and Conservation Center which resulted in eight new darters becoming certified to implement fertility control! On May 11, volunteers gathered for a formal clinic at the LRTC facility in Stagecoach to hone the skills of the documenters and spotters and to provide additional target practice for newly-trained darters.
In The Media
In May, volunteers took reporters from the local National Public Radio (NPR) station out on the Virginia Range to talk about the collaborative fertility control program. An op-ed by AWHC’s field representative Greg Hendricks was published in the Reno Gazette Journal. We continue to field interest from reporters and are hopeful that more positive stories will come to fruition.