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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/17/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Seeks Input on Proposed Wild Horse Gather in North Lander Complex


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office is requesting public input on a proposal to gather wild horses in the North Lander Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA) Complex.

The North Lander Complex is located in southeast Fremont County and is made up of the Conant Creek, Dishpan Butte, Muskrat Basin and Rock Creek HMAs. Population surveys conducted in August 2011 found approximately 750 horses within the North Lander Complex. The appropriate management level (AML) for the complex is 320-535 horses. The proposed operation would include gathering wild horses and conducting fertility control treatments to bring the population of the complex back to its AML. The proposed gather is expected to take place in fall, 2012.

Public input is valuable early in the process and will enable the BLM to develop a well-informed environmental assessment. Comments should be received by March 19, 2012, and may be emailed to WY_North_Lander_Gather@blm.gov or mailed to Scott Fluer, BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.

Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/N-Lander-gather.html, or contact BLM Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer at 307-332-8400.



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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Last updated: 02-19-2012