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WRFO Wild Horse Areas

 
Wild Horse Areas in the White River Field Office


Laws and regulations

The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act Of 1971
(Public Law 92-195) 

Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subparts 
H-4180-1 - RANGELAND HEALTH STANDARDS
(43 CFR 4180.2)

PART 4700—PROTECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND CONTROL OF WILD FREE-ROAMING HORSES AND BURROS 

Herd Management Areas and Herd Areas

West Douglas Herd Area (HA)

   Piceance - East Douglas Herd Management Area (HMA)


Public Notices

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 mkindall@blm.gov.

Wild Horses in Piceance - East Douglas HMA

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