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Project: Warm Springs HMA Wild Horse Gather [New Alternative]

Project Status: Planning in Progress
Office Location: Burns
Resource Area: Three Rivers
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-B050-2010-0040-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 9/15/2010
Summary: On August 18, 2010, the BLM, Burns District Office, distributed and provided a 30-day public comment period for Environmental Assessment (EA) DOI-BLM-OR-050-2010-0040-EA, dated August 18, 2010, analyzing a No Action Alternative and two action alternatives for the Warm Springs Herd Management Area Wild Horse Gather. The EA analyzes the potential impacts of gathering up to 361 horses and removing 265 of these excess wild horses in the Warm Springs Herd Management Area south of Burns, Oregon. The BLM has subsequently added a fourth alternative to the EA analyzing the application of a 2-year Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP-22), or similar, vaccine to approximately 43 horse mares. At this time, the BLM is soliciting comments on the additional alternative of injecting mares with PZP-22.
Public Review Start Date : 9/15/2010
Public Review End Date : 9/25/2010
Contact: Burns District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 573-4400
Program Areas: Range/Wild Horses