Why the Desatoya Forage Allocation Can’t Be Determined

Here are the figures from Section 3.7 in the EA.  Too many unknowns.

Desatoya AUM Calcs-1

The AML for Porter Canyon is 67 according to Section 3.8 in the EA.  Roughly 80% of that allotment coincides with the HMA (see Map 2).  The management plan therefore allows only 67 wild horses on a parcel that can support 484 cow/calf pairs (605 × .8).

Yep, 12% of the forage to horses and 88% to livestock—on land set aside for the horses.

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