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Lander Field Office & Rawlins Field Office
Release Date: 06/28/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith, 307-347-5207    
  Serena Baker, 307-212-0197    

BLM Releases Preliminary Environmental Assessment for
Red Desert Complex Wild Horse Gather

The Lander and Rawlins field offices of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announce that a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) analyzing a proposed wild horse gather in the Red Desert Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex is now available for review.

The Red Desert Complex is located in portions of Fremont, Sweetwater and Carbon counties. The proposed gather is expected to take place in fall, 2011.

The preliminary EA analyzes three alternatives and is available by visiting the BLM website at:

The 30 day comment period runs from June 28 through July 27, 2011. Comments may be emailed to: (please include “Red Desert Complex EA Comments” in the subject line). Comments may also be mailed, faxed or hand-delivered to:

Melanie Mirati, Wild Horse & Burro Specialist
BLM Rawlins Field Office
P.O. Box 2407
Rawlins, Wyoming 82301
Fax: (307) 328-4224

Scott Fluer, Wild Horse & Burro Specialist
BLM Lander Field Office
1335 Main Street
Lander, Wyoming 82520
Fax: (307) 332-8444

For more information, visit:, or contact Melanie Mirati, 307-328-4200 or Scott Fluer, 307-332-8400.

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: 06-28-2011