From Section 2.5.2 in H-4700-1, Wild Horses and Burros Management Handbook:
HMAPs tier to and must be in conformance with the applicable LUP. If the proposed management strategy is not consistent with the LUP, then the LUP should be amended, or the proposal should be modified or rejected.
If the land-use plan assigns 86% of the authorized forage to privately owned livestock, do you think you can write a new HMAP that allocates 98% of the resource to wild horses, with 2% to wildlife, and put it into practice?
Pay no attention to the advocates, they are full of crap.
The problem is in the planning and decision documents that determine how HMAs are managed, as well as the statutes and regulations that precede them.
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