The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Wyoming’s favor on a wild horse management case.

The Court denied a request for an emergency injunction by wild horse advocates, clearing the way for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove about 800 wild horses from private lands in southwest Wyoming.

The BLM is planning to roundup wild horses in an area where private, federal and state lands intermingle. The BLM’s plan complies with an agreement between the BLM and a group of local ranchers. The state of Wyoming points out unmanaged wild horse populations negatively impact habitat health on public lands.