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Project: Ankle Creek Livestock Trailing

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Burns
Resource Area: Andrews
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-B070-2013-0038-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 6/21/2013
Summary: Having considered the four alternative routes (Alternative 1-Berrington Trail, Alternative 2Wildhorse Creek Canyon, Alternative 3-Stonehouse Creek Trail and Alternative 4-Partial Trucking) and associated impacts and based on analysis in DOI-BLM-OR-B070-2013-0038-EA, it is my Proposed Decision to implement a combination ofroutes analyzed in the EA and proposed by the private landowner. Alternative 4-Partial Trucking has been selected for trucking and trailing livestock to the private inholdings. Alternative 1-Herrington Trail and Alternative 2Wildhorse Creek Canyon are the selected alternatives for trailing livestock back to Wildhorse Ranch in the fall.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Burns District Office
Contact Phone: 541-573-4400
Program Areas: Range/Wild Horses
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-B070-2013-0038-EA   Environmental Assessment / FONSI
Document Publish Date: 5/29/2013
Summary: The EA analyzes trailing approximately 125 cow/calf pairs by one or more of the four analyzed routes to access private inholdings located within the Ankle Creek drainage inside Steens Mountain Wilderness. This would be accomplished by using several riders on or around July 31, 2013, and return by the same route sometime in the fall depending on forage availability. The approximate distance to trail the cattle is from three to eight miles depending on which route is utilized. One to two days travel to and from the private inholding's would be authorized, with flexibility provided for complete removal of livestock from public lands for an additional four days. Crossing between private land parcels would be authorized for one day.
Public Review Start Date : 5/29/2013
Public Review End Date : 6/12/2013
Contact: Burns District Office
Contact Phone: 541-573-4400
Program Areas: Range/Wild Horses