Rock Springs EIS Posted

Refer to this document.  The 90-day public comment period begins today.

Alternative D, preferred, involves the following changes:

  • The Rock Springs Field Office portion of the Adobe Town HMA would revert to HA status and be managed for zero wild horses.  For the RFO portion of the HMA, all checkerboard land and the portion of the HMA north of the existing Corson Springs southern allotment boundary fence would revert to HA status and be managed for zero wild horses.  The remainder of the HMA would be retained and managed with an AML of 259 – 536
  • The entire Great Divide Basin HMA would revert to HA status and be managed for zero wild horses
  • The entire Salt Wells Creek HMA would revert to HA status and be managed for zero wild horses
  • The entire White Mountain HMA would revert to HA status and be managed for zero wild horses.

Forage previously allocated to wild horses may be reassigned to wildlife, livestock or other ecosystem functions, following an in-depth review of intensive monitoring data, according to the Alternative D narrative.

A news release had not been issued by the BLM at the time this post went live.

RELATED: Rock Springs RMP Amendment to Target Wild Horses.

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