Status of Sand Wash Allotments

Table 2.1 in the Final EA for resource enforcement actions in Sand Wash Basin HMA identifies four allotments that intersect the HMA.  Only one is fully inside.

The Allotment Master report in RAS provides the following information:

Lang Spring

  • Public acres: 3,249
  • Management status: Maintain
  • Active AUMs: 364

Nipple Rim

  • Public acres: 39,142
  • Management status: Improve
  • Active AUMs: 4,900

Sheepherder Spring

  • Public acres: 74,147
  • Management status: Improve
  • Active AUMs: 9,042

Sand Wash

  • Public acres: 69,457
  • Management status: Improve
  • Active AUMs: 7,568

Three out of four allotments do not meet standards for rangeland health.

Bad as that is, substandard conditions apply to 98.3% of the public acreage.

Our stewards of the public lands are not taking their responsibilities seriously.

Solution?  Get rid of 85% of the wild horses.

RELATED: Sand Wash Decision Reached, Allotment Categories Explained.

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