Sand Wash Basin Can Support More Wild Horses?

Yes, about 1,400 more than currently allowed by plan.

Monsoons have restored the watering holes, according to a story posted today by 9News of Denver, and critics say the BLM is clearing out the herd to make room for more cattle and sheep.

Resources assigned to livestock and the number of animals allowed in the area are controlled by land-use plans and grazing permits.  Roundups can’t change them.

But by getting rid of the horses, food and water they tried to reclaim—the HMA was created for them—can be shifted back to the ranchers as specified in the plan, reducing the effects on livestock grazing associated with a temporary change in the weather.

RELATED: Advocates Help BLM with Sand Wash Roundup.

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