The plan is designed to achieve and maintain AMLs. That is, it will enforce resource allocations and management priorities already on the books—27,000 wild horses and burros on 27 million acres.
Those numbers will go down, and continue to go down, if projects such as the Rock Springs RMP amendments are approved.
In 1971, when America’s wild horse and burro population had dwindled to 20,000, President Nixon referred to them as 99% extinct.
Today, the population is around 95,000.
Do you think that any of the executive orders signed recently by the one-horse pony initiated a review of those allocations and hit ‘pause’ on the roundups? Do you think that he or his likely successor will do that in the future?
They’re already starting to paint him as unfit for office.