In the Spotlight
Bible Spring Wild Horse Gather
Cedar City Field Office will begin a wild horse gather at the Bible Spring Complex on or about Monday, July 28, 2014. Members of the public are welcome to view the daily gather operations once they begin, so long as the safety of the animals, staff and observers are not jeopardized and operations are not disrupted.
The BLM plans to gather and remove an estimated 140 wild horses from the Blawn Wash Herd Management Area (HMA), one of four HMAs that make up the Bible Spring Complex. Gather operations will also extend to the adjacent Highway 21 area, where wild horses are causing traffic hazards. It is estimated that an additional10-30 horses could be removed from public lands along Highway 21 for safety reasons.
For more information, visit the BLM-Utah Wild Horse and Burro webpage.
Commercial Pine Nut Collection Bids
On July 21, the Cedar City Field Office will begin accepting sealed contract bids for commercial pine nut collection areas. Bids for pine nut gathering permits on BLM administered lands in Iron, Beaver and Millard County will be accepted until August 8, 2014 at 2 p.m.
A $75 security deposit is required for the commercial collection of pine nuts over 25 pounds per year. The written and sealed bids must also be equal to or greater than the appraisal price of $35 to participate. As in previous years, permits are not required for personal use gathering of less than 25 pounds per year of pine nuts.
Additional information, including bid forms and maps, are available at the Cedar City Field Office.