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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 09/16/09
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    
  307-775-6014    

Wild Horse Hearing Scheduled


The Bureau of Land Management’s Wyoming State Office will host the annual statewide hearing on the use of motorized vehicles in wild horse management operations on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 - 8 p.m.

The hearing will be held at BLM's Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone, Cheyenne, Wyo. Comments made during the formal public hearing will be recorded.

Various types of motorized vehicles (trucks, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft) are used routinely in conducting wild horse management for population inventories, habitat & population monitoring, removal operations, and transporting horses to adoptions and holding facilities. BLM plans to use helicopters to help gather wild, free roaming horses from the public lands in the Cody, Worland, and Lander Field Office jurisdictions in 2009.

For more information regarding the public meeting contact Marty Griffith at 307-775-6093.



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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Wyoming State Office   PO Box 1828      Cheyenne, WY 82003      5353 Yellowstone      Cheyenne, WY 82009   

Last updated: 09-16-2009