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Oregon / Washington

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Project: Jackies Butte Herd Management Area Gather

Project Status: Project Under Implementation
Office Location: Vale
Resource Area: Malheur
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-V040-2011-010-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 7/25/2012
Summary: Decision Effective Immediately: Due to lack of forage and water as a result of the recent Long Draw fire in Southeast Oregon, an emergency wild horse gather will occur in the Jackies Butte Herd Management Area in accordance with this decision.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 7/26/2012
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 8/24/2012
Contact: Vale District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 473-3144
Program Areas: Range/Wild Horses
NEPA #: OR-030-07-004  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 8/22/2005
Summary: Gathering and removal of excess wild horses from the Jackies Butte Herd Management Area is necessary to maintain a thriving natural ecological balance which protects public land resources from deterioration. Both actions are consistent with necessary population controls that maintain appropriate management levels established in the Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan (SEORMP, 2002). Recent monitoring has indicated heavy utilization of key vegetative species in riparian zones along a perennial stream, spring, and reservoirs. Vegetation and soils have been extremely stressed in the summer when horses concentrate on the few available water sources.
Public Review Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Review End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Vale District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 473-3144
Program Areas: Range/Wild Horses, Vegetation/Weeds