BLM issues Record of Decision on Nevada Wild Horse Range Wild Horse and Burro Gather Plan Environmental Assessment

LAS VEGAS – On November 19, 2020, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Southern Nevada District issued a Decision Record (DR) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on analysis provided in the Nevada Wild Horse Range Herd Management Area Wild Horse Gather Plan Environmental Assessment (EA).

The action is needed to reduce impacts to rangeland health and wildlife habitat within herd management area (HMA) boundaries. The EA will be used to facilitate gathers, removals and fertility control of excess wild horses and burros 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 Nevada Wild Horse Range HMA is 300 to 500 horses and zero wild burros. 

The EA and DR/FONSI are available online at

For technical information, contact Nicholas Pay, Pahrump Field Manager, at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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