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Release Date: 06/26/09
Contacts: Mary Apple 406-896-5258    

Billings Field Office Schedules Helicopter Hearing

The Bureau of Land Management’s Billings Field Office is hosting a hearing on the use of helicopters and motor vehicles in wild horse management operations.

The hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m. Wed, July 15, at the Hampton Inn, 5110 Southgate Dr. in Billings. Comments made during the formal public hearing will be recorded.

BLM plans to use motorized vehicles for transport of wild horses and helicopters to help gather, monitor and inventory wild free roaming horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range and adjacent lands managed by the Custer National Forest in 2009 and 2010. 

Most of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range is located in southern Carbon County, Montana, but a small portion extends into Big Horn County, Wyoming. The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range is managed primarily for the benefit of wild horses in a partnership among the Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.

For more information regarding the hearing contact Jared Bybee at 406-896-5223.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Billings Field Office   5001 Southgate Drive      Billings, MT 59101  

Last updated: 06-28-2012