Wild Horse Management Trends in Southwestern Wyoming

From the National Data Viewer.

First, the HAs in black, areas identified for wild horses.

Next, in orange, the HMAs, areas managed for wild horses.  A subset of the HAs with roughly half of the land now designated for other purposes.

Finally, the grazing allotments in green.  The principal use of America’s public lands.

Areas unfit for wild horses are almost always suitable for livestock production, as if there was no dietary overlap.

Under the Rock Springs RMP Amendments, two more HMAs will be closed and a third will be downsized, continuing a trend that puts ranching interests far above those of wild horses.

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Rock Springs HAs and HMAs 01-01-23

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