BLM Casts RSGA as Archenemy of Wild Horses?

So says a coalition of county commissioners and conservation districts, according to a report posted this morning by the online news service WyoFile.

Wild horse conservationists could make that argument, but not the government.

A case brought by RSGA resulted in a court order that’s driving the roundup and forcing the BLM to close three of the HMAs and downsize a fourth.

The BLM assigned 90% of the active AUMs in the massive Rock Springs allotment to RSGA, shown in the Western Watersheds map.

Enemies would not be so generous.

Rock Springs Allotment Map 10-12-21

As for the status of the roundup, the gather page is still in blackout mode.  While an IT failure of a day or two might be excusable, this is not.  It has been going on for nearly a week.

RELATED: Can’t Blame Ranchers for Rock Springs Roundup?

One thought on “BLM Casts RSGA as Archenemy of Wild Horses?

  1. Please review FLPMA, as the DOI may not be compliant. Consider amending Resource Management plans to include wild equids as a Native American historic cultural RESOURCE.

    Click to access FLPMA.pdf


    TITLE I SHORT TITLE, DECLARATION OF POLICY, AND DEFINITIONS SHORT TITLE Sec. 101. [43 U.S.C. 1701 note] This Act may be cited as the “Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976”. DECLARATION OF POLICY
    See Title 1 the national interest will be best realized if the public lands and their resources are PERIODICALLY AND SYSTEMATICALLY INVENTORIED AND THEIR PRESENT AND FUTURE USE IS PROJECTED THROUGH A LAND USE PLANNING PROCESS COORDINATED WITH OTHER FEDERAL AND STATE PLANNING EFFORTS;
    (3) PUBLIC LANDS NOT PREVIOUSLY DESIGNATED FOR ANY SPECIFIC USE AND ALL EXISTING CLASSIFICATIONS OF PUBLIC LANDS THAT WERE EFFECTED BY EXECUTIVE ACTION OR STATUTE BEFORE THE DATE OF ENACTMENT OF THIS ACT BE REVIEWED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT;
    (4) the Congress exercise its constitutional authority to withdraw or otherwise designate or dedicate Federal lands for specified purposes and that Congress delineate the extent to which the Executive may withdraw lands without legislative action;
    (5) IN ADMINISTERING PUBLIC LAND STATUTES AND EXERCISING DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY GRANTED BY THEM, THE SECRETARY BE REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH COMPREHENSIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS AFTER CONSIDERING THE VIEWS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC; AND TO STRUCTURE ADJUDICATION PROCEDURES TO ASSURE ADEQUATE THIRD PARTY PARTICIPATION, OBJECTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF INITIAL DECISIONS, AND EXPEDITIOUS DECISION MAKING;
    (6) judicial review of public land adjudication decisions be provided by law;
    (7) GOALS AND OBJECTIVES BE ESTABLISHED BY LAW AS GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC LAND USE PLANNING, and that management be on the basis of multiple use and sustained yield unless otherwise specified by law;
    (8) the public lands be managed in a manner that will protect the quality of SCIENTIFIC, SCENIC ,HISTORICAL , ecological, environmental, air and atmospheric, water resource, and archeological values; that, where appropriate, WILL PRESERVE AND PROTECT CERTINA PUBLIC LANDS in their NATURAL condition; THAT WILL PROVIDE FOOD AND HABITAT FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS; and that will provide for outdoor recreation and human occupancy and use;
    (9) THE UNITED STATES RECEIVE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE USE OF THE PUBLIC LANDS AND THEIR RESOURCES UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR BY STATUTE;
    (10) uniform procedures for any disposal of public land, acquisition of non-Federal land for public purposes, and the exchange of such lands be established by statute, requiring each disposal, acquisition, and exchange to be consistent with the prescribed mission of the department or agency involved, and reserving to the Congress review of disposals in excess of a specified acreage
    (11) REGULATIONS AND PLANS FOR THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC LAND AREAS OF CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN BE PROMPTLY DEVELOPED;

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