BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Wild Horse Gather Plan by 5/5/2015
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in northwest Colorado within the White River Field Office to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations. The BLM is evaluating humane approaches to gathering the wild horses. The BLM is proposing to use a helicopter to locate and guide wild horses toward a set of corrals as well as using water and bait trapping. The gathers could begin as early as September 2015. Up to 167 wild horses could be gathered and removed from the White River Field Office in 2015. Gathers could occur in the West Douglas Herd Area, the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area, as well as areas within the White River Field Office outside these boundaries. Public comments regarding proposed gather plans will be most helpful to the BLM if received by May 5, 2015. Written comments can be mailed to the White River Field Office, 220 E. Market Street, Meeker, CO 81641 or submitted via email to email@example.com.