The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for the welfare of wild horses. The wild horse program is under constant scrutiny by the public for actions concerning wild horse management and gathering. Within the Rawlins field office (RFO) there is a substantial acreage of "checkerboard" lands. Approximately 50 percent of these lands are BLM-administered public lands and 50 percent are private lands controlled by many private entities. The northern portition of the gather area contains this type of land pattern.
United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, "Environmental Assessment for Wild Horse Gathering Outside Wild Horse Herd Management Areas" (1999). Environmental Assessments (WY). Paper 19.