The Decision Record issued yesterday states that “…sterilization is the minimum feasible level of management possible for the Confusion HMA.”
Section 2.2.4 in the Final EA for the Gather Plan indicates that the procedures would be carried out at a private facility and would not be open to public observation.
This is unacceptable.
In the future, writers of new gather plans will only need to point to this one to justify their ill-conceived ideas. Each step in the process moves the program farther from its original charter, which is to manage the land principally for wild horses.
NOTE: The documents were combined into one file. The Decision Record is not searchable but the Final EA is.
RELATED: Confusion Roundup Pending.