Decision Pending in Rock Springs RMP Amendments

An announcement appeared today in the Federal Register.

Under the proposed amendments,

  • The Rock Springs Field Office portion of the Adobe Town HMA would no longer be designated as an HMA and would be managed for zero wild horses.  For the Rawlins Field Office portion of the HMA, all checkerboard land and the portion of the HMA north of the existing Corson Springs southern allotment boundary fence would no longer be designated as an HMA and would be managed for zero wild horses.  The remainder of the HMA would be retained and managed with an AML of 259-536
  • The Great Divide Basin HMA would no longer be designated as an HMA and would be managed for zero wild horses
  • The Salt Wells Creek HMA would no longer be designated as an HMA and would be managed for zero wild horses
  • The boundary of the White Mountain HMA would remain the same and would continue to include checkerboard land

The changes will likely be subject to a protest period before becoming permanent.

The project, instigated by the Rock Springs Grazing Association, will rank among the greatest losses for America’s wild horses if approved.

RELATED: EIS for Rock Springs RMP Amendments Turns 2 Today.

UPDATE: BLM just issued news release.

2 thoughts on “Decision Pending in Rock Springs RMP Amendments

  1. I’m writing from Italy and I can’t help much. I am watching all this cruelties from here crying all the times. Why don’t you unite your forces and go in the streets protesting?

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