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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/14/13
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

Statewide Hearing Scheduled on Helicopter/Motorized Vehicle Use in BLM Wild Horse Management


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming invites the public to its annual statewide hearing on the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in wild horse management operations.

The hearing will be hosted this year by the High Desert District to be held:

Thursday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Rawlins Field Office
1300 N. Third Street
Rawlins, WY 82301

The BLM requests interested parties attend the hearing to share their views, comments and suggestions regarding the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses throughout Wyoming from June 2013 to May 2014. Management actions include wild horse removals, aerial census and population distribution flights of herd management areas. Motorized vehicles, such as semi-trucks and trailers, and pickup trucks, will also be used to transport wild horses. BLM Wyoming plans to use helicopters to help gather wild, free-roaming horses from public lands in 2013 and 2014.  

Comments made during the formal statewide public hearing will be recorded and summaries will be available upon request. Before including your address, phone number, email, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware your entire comment–including your personal identifying information–may be made publicly available at any time. While you may request we withhold your personal information from public view, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.  

For more information, please contact Wild Horse Specialist Ben Smith at 307-328-4319.  



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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Rawlins Field Office   1300 N. Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301   

Last updated: 05-14-2013