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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 08/11/10
Contacts: Beverly Gorny,    

BLM Schedules Wild Horse Hearing

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District Office will host the annual statewide hearing on the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in wild horse management operations on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

The hearing will be held at BLM's Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy. 191 N., Rock Springs, Wyo. The hearing is being held to obtain public comments and suggestions about the BLM's use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses in Wyoming for the coming year. Comments made during the formal public hearing will be recorded, and summaries will be available upon request.

Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft are commonly used in conducting population inventories, habitat and population monitoring and removal operations. Semi-trucks, trailers and pickup trucks are used to transport horses to adoptions and holding facilities. BLM plans to use helicopters to help gather wild, free-roaming horses from the public lands in Wyoming between August 2010 and July 2011.

For more information regarding the public hearing contact Jay D’Ewart at 307-352-0331 or Jenny Lesieutre at 307-775-6097.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 08-11-2010