Lots more to learn and little time to do it – our comments are due TODAY – 4/5/2013
In our opinion, this Hickison Wild Burro Complex (USFS/BLM) proposal is a gigantic step toward zeroing out ALL the Wild Burros. We quote the USFS document: “…the authorized officer should consider setting the AML at zero.” Yes, it does say ZERO – read it for yourself on the below link.
Per BLM stats, Nevada has lost (zeroed out) over 10 million acres that were legally designated by Congress as Wild Horse and Burro land already and this looks like they plan to add the Hickison Wild Burro Complex to this.
To give us a generalized idea how many burros could be supported by this Hickison Complex, BLM has stated that it could take up to 240 acres to support one horse per year. The Hickison Complex (USFS/BLM) is 109,845 acres thus it could support over 400 burros.
Livestock grazing uses 1,100 AUMs per year and these AUMs by law belong to the Wild Burro and could support more than 92 MORE burros.
Wild burros are legally DESIGNATED on the Hickison Complex and livestock are PERMITTED.
Definition of the word “designated” is to “set aside for” or “assign” or “authorize”. Definition of “permit” is to “allow” or “let” or “tolerate”. The Hickison Complex land is set aside by Congress for the authorized use of Wild Burros whereas the livestock is only allowed or let to use the public range resources.
Any regulation or policy by any agency that does NOT come under the umbrella of the LAW is thus illegal. The law is the law not only for me to follow but especially for our governmental agencies and their employees to follow. The Wild Horses and Wild Burros and their legally designated land belongs to YOU and ME. Please give your voice for our braying buddies.
“Hickison Wild Burro Territory Appropriate Management Levels and Management Actions Project” … more information:
To provide comments on the Proposed Action, please go to:
(their email form)
USFS District Ranger, Austin Ranger District
100 Midas Canyon Road, P.O. Box 130
Austin, Nevada 89310
More Wild Burro information:
- Equine Advocates Take On BLM Wild Horse and Slaughter Issues in Oklahoma City (rtfitchauthor.com)
- TS Radio: Equine Welfare Press Conference and Rally live coverage (ppjg.me)
- Video: Unified Advocate Wild Horse/Slaughter Press Conference and Rally Packs Oklahoma City (rtfitchauthor.com)
- BLM “Drought” Plans Get Rid of Wild Horses & Livestock (ppjg.me)
- BLM Horse Boss Suffers From Foot in Mouth at Oklahoma Gathering (rtfitchauthor.com)