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dc.contributor Reede, James W. en
dc.contributor.advisor Burton, Dudley J. en
dc.contributor.author Johnston, Jesica en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-14T22:21:16Z en
dc.date.available 2012-02-14T22:21:16Z en
dc.date.issued 2012-02-14 en
dc.date.submitted 2011-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/1492 en
dc.description Thesis (M.A., Special Major (Environmental Planning))--California State University, Sacramento, 2011. en
dc.description.abstract Wild free roaming horses and burros are again disappearing from public lands. The increasing demands on public resources have created significant controversy and competition leading to political rather than science driven policies for the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. A case study approach was used to provide an in depth analysis of the Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake Field Office’s management considerations for wild horses and burros in California’s Twin Peaks Herd Management Area. The study followed the planning process and removal of wild horses and burros from the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area. The research methods included participating in the public planning process, review of the major legislative requirements, planning documents, and a comprehensive scientific literature review. The study found that the Bureau of Land Management’s considerations for wild horses and burros is politically driven and reflects a loose interpretation of the legislative requirements and science in favor of livestock interests. en
dc.description.sponsorship Special Major en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Special Major en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject BLM en
dc.subject Twin Peaks en
dc.subject HMA en
dc.subject Livestock en
dc.subject Grazing en
dc.subject Bureau of Land Management en
dc.subject Herd management en
dc.title California's wild horses and burros en
dc.type Masters thesis en


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