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LPA STATEMENT ON THE PLACITAS FREE RANGE HORSES
February 22, 2013
After being approached about hosting some type of public meeting to discuss the free range horses, the LPA Board and a representative of the ES-CA Board decided that we could not host a public meeting on this topic with any level of competency to expect a good outcome. We declined because the livestock bureau, land commissioner, and others identified by random community members as people who could “answer questions” have no jurisdiction in the matter. The BLM, who does have “jurisdiction”, is in a public comment assessment action period right now, so it is not even up for discussion with them.
We suggest that a core group of persons dedicated to this issue attempt to work out a joint proposal that can be discussed with governing bodies when they are legally able to do so, as public input/comment processes allow. This group should work to articulate a clear, viable plan, with adequate details regarding goals, resources required to meet those goals, timelines, etc. They should then work to obtain provisional support from the governing bodies that presently have jurisdiction and that might gain jurisdiction under the plan. Once this has been accomplished the group could then bring the conclusions/recommendations of that exchange to the community, through: 1) a document laying out the plan with adequate specifics, 2) submission of the plan to LPA, ES-CA and other community organizations to gain their possible support, and 3) a public meeting including the participation of the governing agencies.
BLM RIO PUERCO MANAGEMENT PLAN
July, 2 2012 UPDATE: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a Rio Puerco Resource Management Draft Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (July 2, 2012). BLM will consider several stated options and solicit public input before issuing the final Plan.
This draft document is in 3 volumes and has 99 maps. See the document here.