BLM issues Decision Record for Moriah Herd Area Wild Horse Gather Plan EA

ELY, Nev. – On Oct. 22, 2020, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely District issued a Decision Record (DR) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on analysis provided in the Moriah Herd Area 10-year Wild Horse Gather Environmental Assessment (EA).

The action is needed in order to reduce impacts to rangeland health and wildlife habitat within and outside of the herd area (HA) boundaries. The EA will be used to facilitate gathers and removals of excess wild horses in accordance with 43 CFR 4700 regulation and the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, as amended (Public Law 92-195). The Appropriate Management Level for the Moriah Herd Area is zero wild horses.

The EA and DR/FONSI are available online at https://go.usa.gov/xw7Bd. Hardcopies of the documents can be made available, upon request, by calling the BLM Ely District Office at (775) 289-1800.

For technical information, contact Ben Noyes, Ely District Wild Horse and Burro Specialist, at (775) 289-1836.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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Bureau of Land Management

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Bristlecone Field Office

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