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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 02/25/14
Contacts: Roger Farschon (530) 279-6101    
  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-14-31

BLM Seeking Public Input on Drought Response Planning


The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on issues to be considered when the Surprise Field Office develops an environmental assessment for managing livestock and wild horses during drought.

The proposed EA will examine factors that BLM staff specialists will use when evaluating rangeland conditions, including water availability, plant conditions, soil conditions, body condition of wild horses and others. The EA would analyze a range of temporary responses to these conditions such as changes in livestock grazing management, temporary water hauling and removal of wild horses.

The EA will focus on public lands managed by the Surprise Field Office in northeast California and far northwest Nevada.

Public comments should address the issues that the BLM should consider in developing the EA. Comments should be sent to: Bureau of Land Management, Surprise Field Office, PO Box 460, Cedarville, CA 96104 or sent by email to: srfoweb@blm.gov. Comments must be received by Friday, March 21, 2014.

More information is available from the Surprise Field Office, (530) 279-6101.




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