New Resource Enforcement Plan Coming to Owyhee Mountains?

A new project was created in ePlanning yesterday but only a map was posted.

The scope includes the Sands Basin, Hardtrigger and Black Mountain HMAs in western Idaho, with AMLs of 64, 130 and 60, respectively.

All three are subject to permitted grazing, as shown in the Western Watersheds map.

Sands Basin HMA Map 04-15-22

The Proposed Action will likely employ aerial roundups and other forms of population suppression to assure that most of the forage goes to privately owned livestock, as specified in the land-use plan(s).

Many of the horses in the area were removed after the 2015 Soda Fire but some were returned four years later.

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