A friendly reminder from The Ely Times: Helicopters will be pushing ‘excess’ horses off the Silver King HMA starting next week, because the land can’t support them along with other wildlife. That the HMA is subject to several grazing allotments seems to have been overlooked by the writer(s).
The concern, of course, is not the body condition of the horses, but the body condition of the livestock. Can’t let those horses rob the public-lands ranchers of their birthright!
If the management plan is successful, roughly ten percent of the available forage will be allocated to horses, with the balance going to cattle and sheep.