The Bureau of Land Management issues Decision on the Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Herd Management Area Plan

LAS VEGAS, NEV. - The Southern Nevada District Office has issued the Decision and Final Herd Management Area Plan for the Spring Mountains Wild Horse and Burro Complex. The 10-year Wild Horse and Burro Herd Management Area Plan will occur in the Spring Mountains Wild Horse and Burro Joint Management Areas, located in Clark and Nye Counties, Nevada. A 30-day public review period was held from September 29, 2021 to October 29, 2021. 

The decision is to gather and remove excess wild horses and burros from within and outside the Wheeler Pass, Johnnie, and Red Rock Joint Management Areas, and Spring Mountains Wild Horse and Burro Territory, to achieve the established Appropriate Management Level of 63-99 wild horses and 103-192 wild burros. BLM plans to implement a range of fertility controls to maintain the population within Appropriate Management Level over a period of up to 10 years. The Herd Management Area Plan analyzed the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects from implementation of the project.

The Herd Management Area Plan, finding of no significant impact and decision record are available on the project webpage for review at Refer to the decision records for appeal procedures. Should you have any questions or access issues, email





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