The Decision Record, signed on July 6, authorizes the Proposed Action, which features removal of younger animals, sex ratio skewing, sterilization of stallions and IUDs and Gonacon for mares over a ten-year period. Refer to page 9 in the Final EA.
The DR and EA were posted with other project documents.
Four HMAs are affected.
The management plan assigns 7.6 times more forage to livestock than the horses and the Proposed Action will assure that the ranchers get their due.
Henceforth you may refer to it as a resource enforcement plan, pest control plan or livestock protection plan.
The BLM news release said a roundup is not on the national schedule, but one could be authorized later this year.
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