The preliminary plan noted that management of the WHR can be more specialized than that of most HMAs, but the concept has vanished from the preliminary EA now out for public review, according to a report dated March 30 by The Sheridan Press.
Strict adherence to BLM guidance has changed the document from specialized to standardized, similar to plans for wild horse areas across the country.
A woman interviewed for the story explained that all BLM lands are managed in accordance with RMPs, which establish how they will be used, a concept that eludes most advocates, especially those selling HMAPs as a solution to wild horse problems.
Comments on the EA will be accepted through April 14.
All documents have been posted to the project folder in ePlanning.