Something we all thought we would have to fight for has been in existance since 2003! Of course, utilization of this "option" is discretionary so I guess we can keep up the fight to make this law mandatory.....do I smell another "proposal to amend" in the making? lol
(Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 43, Volume 2]
[Revised as of October 1, 2003]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
TITLE 43--PUBLIC LANDS: INTERIOR
CHAPTER II--BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
PART 4700--PROTECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND CONTROL OF WILD FREE-ROAMING HORSES AND BURROS--Table of Contents
Subpart 4710--Management Considerations
Sec. 4710.5 Closure to livestock grazing.
(a) If necessary to provide habitat for wild horses or burros, to
implement herd management actions, or to protect wild horses or burros,
to implement herd management actions, or to protect wild horses or
burros from disease, harassment or injury, the authorized officer may
close appropriate areas of the public lands to grazing use by all or a
particular kind of livestock.
(b) All public lands inhabited by wild horses or burros shall be
closed to grazing under permit or lease by domestic horses and burros.
(c) Closure may be temporary or permanent. After appropriate public
consultation, a Notice of Closure shall be issued to affected and