November 19, 2007
Contact: Ann Boucher (406-896-5011)
The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Draft Evaluation is available for public review until the end of December.
The document examines management practices between 1995 and 2007 on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. It evaluates whether current decisions and objectives are being achieved, the causal factors, and possible remedies where needed. While this document does not establish decisions pertaining to the management of the range, it could be used as a basis for the revision of the Herd Management Area Plan.
At this time, the public is asked to review the document and provide additional relevant data, information or analysis, as well as any technical recommendations for meeting or making progress towards meeting decisions and objectives.
The evaluation is available on the BLM Billings Field office website at http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/billings_field_office/wild_horses.1.html. A hard copy is available on request by contact the Billings Field Office at 406-896-5013.
Please direct all questions and submissions to Jared Bybee, BLM state wild horse and bureau specialist, at 406-896-5223.
The 39,000-acre Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range straddles the Montana/Wyoming border 60 miles south of Billings on lands under the jurisdiciton of the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Forest Service. Management decision and objectives on the range were established in the BLM's Billings Resource Management Plan, Custer National Forest Plan, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area laws and policies, and the Pryor Mountain Herd Management Area Plan.