BLM to Remove Wild Burros from Yuma Proving Ground?

A new project has been created in ePlanning.

A Decision Memorandum was issued on July 13.

There were no opportunities for public involvement.

Approximately 80 animals will be removed from an area outside the Cibola-Trigo HMA but inside the Yuma Proving Ground north of Dome Valley, AZ.

The test center wraps around a wildlife refuge to the east.

The Western Watersheds map shows the arrangement.

Cibola-Trigo HMA Map 07-15-22

The incident will be carried out with bait traps and will probably not be open to public observation.

An announcement was not found at the BLM news site.

The roundup appears on the latest schedule with a start date of July 26.

The HMA is managed for horses and burros.

One thought on “BLM to Remove Wild Burros from Yuma Proving Ground?

  1. Emergency reminding us that court findings and Congressional Act i.e ESA expanded options for habitat and conservation. … time to review the HA/HMAs and consider ACECs for more habitat and protection of wild equids. Over a decade ago CA BLM Tom Pogacknick told me that Resource Management Plan Amendments were standard procedure to accommodate changes in circumstances i.e ESA, Solar etc. i.e (RMPs)…/greater-sage-grouse…/.
    Greater Sage-Grouse Amended Resource Management Plans – Environmental & Energy Law

    Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) is a conservation ecology program in the western United States, managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
    The ACEC program was conceived in the 1976 Federal Lands Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), which established the first conservation ecology mandate for the BLM which was passed after the Kleppe v New Mexico wildlife ruling.

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