Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on Nevada Wild Horse Range Wild Horse and Burro Gather Plan Environmental Assessment


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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District announces the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to address potential environmental consequences associated with excess wild horses and burros within the Nevada Wild Horse Range Herd Management Area located inside the Nevada Test and Training Range. The preliminary 10-year Wild Horse and Burro Gather EA will be available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days. 

The action is needed in order 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.

A 30-day public comment period on the preliminary environmental assessment is set for May 29, 2020, through June 29, 2020. The public is encouraged to review the EA, located at: https://go.usa.gov/xvhsG, and provide substantive comments or concerns, prior to 4:30 p.m. (PST) on June 29, 2020. All comments received will be fully considered and evaluated for preparation of the final EA.

Comments and concerns may be emailed to: blm_nv_sndo_whb_nwhr_gathers@blm.gov or sent in writing to the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, ATTN: Nevada Wild Horse Range HMA EA, 4701 N. Torrey Pines, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Hardcopies of the EA are available upon request from the BLM Southern Nevada District Office.

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 publicly available at any time. While you can ask that your personal identifying information be withheld from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Anonymity is not allowed for submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.