Answers to Resource Quiz

Refer to the following data from a 2018 EA for resource enforcement actions at the Warm Springs HMA in Oregon.  The HMA covers 475,574 acres.

Warm Springs AUM Summary-1

1. How many horses are allowed by plan?

 2,424 ÷ 12 = 202, this is the AML

2. Livestock receive ____ times more forage than the horses.

 19,392 ÷ 2,424 = 8 times more

3. The horses receive ____ percent of the total authorized forage.

 2,424 ÷ (2,424 + 19,392 + 204) = .11 = 11%

4. How many horses have been displaced from the HMA by livestock?

 19,392 ÷ 12 = 1,616 horses displaced

5. What is the True AML?

 202 + 1,616 = 1,818

6. If the current population is 468, the HMA contains ____ excess horses.

 Zero, 468 < 1,818

7. The stocking rate allowed by plan is ____ horses per thousand acres.

 202 ÷ 475,574 × 1,000 = 0.4, the average across all HMAs is 1

8. If the grazing season is five months, how many cow/calf pairs are allowed by plan?

 19,392 ÷ 5 = 3,878 cow/calf pairs

9. The stocking rate allowed by plan is ____ cow/calf pairs per thousand acres.

 3,878 ÷ 475,574 × 1,000 = 8.2, considerably higher than the rate for horses

10. The HMA was set aside for ________ but is managed primarily for ________.

 Wild horses, livestock

BONUS QUESTION: The best way to get rid of excess horses is _______________.

 Irrelevant, there are no excess horses

Conclusion: The management priorities in the HMA are backwards.

RELATED: Resource Allocation Quiz.

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