The Decision Record, dated July 28, authorizes a mix of Alternatives B and C across seven BLM allotments, as described in Sections 2.3 and 2.4 of the Final EA.
Alternative B applies to Telegraph Creek, Box Elder, Flat Creek and Whiterock Coulee.
Alternative C applies to French Coulee, East Dry Fork and Garey Coulee.
American Prairie Reserve obtained grazing privileges on these allotments by acquiring private lands serving as base properties then petitioned the BLM to change the livestock type to bison.
The decision may establish a precedent for others who acquire private property tied to grazing allotments then request the BLM to change the livestock type to horses.
Catch-treat-release could become adopt-haul-release.
The plan was condemned by the Public Lands Council earlier this year.
The decision is subject to a 30-day appeal period, according to the news release.
The EA and DR were posted with other project documents in ePlanning.