Forage Demand of Current Herd

As noted in yesterday’s pie chart extravaganza, the population on BLM-managed lands as of March 1 was 64,604 wild horses and 17,780 wild burros.

These animals require 64,604 × 12 + 17,780 × 6 = 881,992 AUMs per year.

There are more animals than allowed by plan but are there more animals than the land can support?

Most of their food has been assigned to privately owned livestock.

Overpopulation means they’re trying to take it back.

RELATED: The Carrying Capacity Puzzle.

2 thoughts on “Forage Demand of Current Herd

  1. FLPMA required(s) that: “ wild horses and burros shall be considered comparably with other RESOURCE VALUES in the formulations of land use plans” 43 CFR Sec. 4700.0-6 . This is to ensure Optimum Sustainable Populations. In some cases, herds are far below optimum sustainable populations and have become extinct in the wild, a prohibition of the ESA mandate. As such, immediate action by CA Fish and Wildlife also is necessary and imperative. As the lead dept, DOI is mandated to protect wild equids by updating their status as an American native, cultural, and historic RESOURCE to amend the fatally flawed NEPA Resource Management Plans. By ACHP/SHPO reticence to include animals as cultural resources, the Dept. of the Interior agencies ( National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and US Fish and Wildlife) exclude necessary and imperative protection of wild horses/burros in the Resource Management planning process https://www.achp.gov/BLM/State%20Protocols. In carrying out its responsibilities the BLM employs a professional staff of Cultural Resource Specialists to advise the BLM’s managers and to implement cultural resource policies consistent with these authorities. Staff refutes the founding documented data that established all wild horses as a federal property… as an all-American historic cultural property, and, as a NEPA mandated preservation component applicable in all resource management and preservation plans. https://www.achp.gov/protecting-historic-properties.
    The 1966 National Historic Preservation Act ,Sec 106, as a federally mandated process, is circumvented while major capture actions systematically deprive Americans of their protected heritage. Until wild horses are designated by law as protected cultural resources this will continue as an unabated consequence.

  2. FLPMA required(s) that: “ wild horses and burros shall be considered comparably with other RESOURCE VALUES in the formulations of land use plans” 43 CFR Sec. 4700.0-6 . This is to ensure Optimum Sustainable Populations. In some cases, herds are far below optimum sustainable populations and have become extinct in the wild, a prohibition of the ESA mandate. As such, immediate action by CA Fish and Wildlife also is necessary and imperative. As the lead dept, DOI is mandated to protect wild equids by updating their status as an American native, cultural, and historic RESOURCE to amend the fatally flawed NEPA Resource Management Plans. By ACHP/SHPO reticence to include animals as cultural resources, the Dept. of the Interior agencies ( National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and US Fish and Wildlife) exclude necessary and imperative protection of wild horses/burros in the Resource Management planning process https://www.achp.gov/BLM/State%20Protocols. In carrying out its responsibilities the BLM employs a professional staff of Cultural Resource Specialists to advise the BLM’s managers and to implement cultural resource policies consistent with these authorities. Staff refutes the founding documented data that established all wild horses as a federal property… as an all-American historic cultural property, and, as a NEPA mandated preservation component applicable in all resource management and preservation plans. https://www.achp.gov/protecting-historic-properties. The 1966 National Historic Preservation Act ,Sec 106, as a federally mandated process, is circumvented while major capture actions systematically deprive Americans of their protected heritage. Until wild horses are designated by law as protected cultural resources this will continue as an unabated consequence.

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