Grazing Allotments Now Referred to as ‘Use Areas?’

The news release for emergency resource enforcement actions at Palomino Buttes said the “HMA is divided by fencing into the Weaver Lake and Palomino Buttes use areas.”

A map from the 1992 RMP shows the HMA has been divided into the Palomino Buttes and Weaver Lake grazing allotments.

Removal of wild horses will protect “other animals and resource uses,” according to the announcement, code words for privately owned livestock.

Palomino Buttes Allotments 08-26-21

Regarding the fences and cattle gates and pastures within the allotments, how are you supposed to have free-roaming horses when you don’t allow free-roaming livestock?

RELATED: Status of Allotments at Palomino Buttes HMA.

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