If it’s wild and free, let it be.
Originally posted on Wild Horse Education:
The Bureau of Land Management has recently released the roundup schedule for winter 2015. http://wildhorseeducation.org/2014/12/20/blm-2015-roundup-plans-begin-with-cawp/
Before a proposed action can occur BLM must generate a “decision” reached through the National Environmental Policy Act or “NEPA.” (For a “crash course” in NEPA go here: http://wildhorseeducation.org/nepa/)
Many of the operations on the schedule will meet their compliance without any need for further public comment like the operation at the Pine Nut HMA (200 wild horses removed, with a 332 target for capture) through a “DNA.” DNA stands for “Determination of NEPA Adequacy,” in BLM terminology that means that plans have been adequately analyzed without the need to generate new analysis. http://wildhorseeducation.org/2014/12/22/what-is-a-wild-horse-dna/
However the Fish Creek HMA has had a new Environmental Assessment (EA) created to address a ten year strategy. The document was just released and public comment is due by January 23.
Wild Horse Education (WHE) has been actively documenting and…
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