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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Price Field Office
 
Release Date: 10/30/12
Contacts: Mike Tweddell , 435-636-3609  

BLM Issues Notice of Intent to Impound


Unauthorized Domestic Horses Trespassing on Emery County Grazing Allotment
 
Price, UT —The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah, Price Field Office today issued a Notice of Intent to Impound for four domestic horses trespassing on a grazing allotment in Emery County.
 
In early October, Price Field Office personnel were notified by the permittee that unauthorized horses were grazing on the Icelander Allotment. On Oct. 15, a BLM rangeland specialist located and inspected the domestic horses and found no identifiable markings. The four geldings— two Pintos, a Buckskin, and a Palomino—appear to be domestic horses turned out by the owner in the area south of Highway 6 between Icelander Creek and Barrel Hill.
 

The BLM is seeking help from the public to reach the animals’ owner. The owner has five days after publication of the legal notice to remove the horses from the allotment. If the horses are not removed, the BLM will impound the animals. Because the horses are believed to be domestic, they will be turned over to Emery County for disposal in accordance with State of Utah Livestock Laws (Utah Code Annotated Title 4, Utah Agriculture Code Chapter 25. Estrays and Trespassing Animals 4-25-2 and 4-25-4). The impounded horses are expected to eventually go to the livestock sale barn in Salina, Utah.

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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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Price Field Office   125 South 600 West      Price, UT 84501  

Last updated: 10-30-2012