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Date: February 1, 2008
Contact: Ann Boucher (406) 896-5011 

BLM Releases Final Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Evaluation

The final Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Evaluation will be released on Feb. 4.

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 future management actions as well as the revision of the Herd Management Area Plan. 

The draft document was released for public review in November 2007. The final version incorporates data, analysis, and technical recommendations that were submitted during that time.

The evaluation is available on the Bureau of Land Management 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 upon request by contacting the Billings Field Office at 406-896-5013. 

Please direct all questions and submissions to Jared Bybee, State Wild Horse and Burro Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management, 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 jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Forest Service. Management decisions and objectives on the range were established in the Bureau of Land Management Billings Resource Management Plan, Custer National Forest Plan, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area laws and policies, and the Pryor Mountain Herd Management Area Plan.