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Release Date: 11/18/09
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

EA Available For Wild Horse Long-Term Holding Pasture Near Ennis

The Bureau of Land Management is asking the public to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment for a proposed wild-horse pasture near Ennis.

The EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with the BLM’s proposal to operate and maintain a Long-Term Holding Pasture for up to 1,500 excess wild horses over the next five years on private lands one mile north of Ennis.
The BLM isparticularly interested in knowing if the public has any additional issues, information or alternatives not already identified which the agency should take into consideration as it makes its decision, which is expected in late December.

Long-Term Holding Pastures are designed to provide unadoptable wild horses with humane life-long care in a natural setting off the public rangelands. Wild horses that have not been adopted because of age or other factors have previously been placed on private land sanctuaries in Oklahoma, Kansas and South Dakota.

A copy of the EA for the proposed Ennis pasture can be found at

Comments must be postmarked no later than Dec. 18 and sent to:
BLM -National Wild Horse and Burro (WH&B) Program
Attn: Susie Stokke
P.O. Box 12000
Reno, NV 89520-0006
Members of the public can also e-mail comments to

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.

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