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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 08/30/12
Contacts: Cindy Wertz, 307-775-6014    
  Sarah Beckwith, 307-347-5207    

Statewide Hearing Scheduled on Helicopter/Motorized
Vehicle Use in Wild Horse Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming invites the public to its annual statewide hearing on the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in wild horse management operations.

The hearing, hosted this year by the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District, will be held:

Thursday, September 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
BLM Lander Field Office
1335 Main Street
Lander, WY 82520

The BLM requests interested parties attend the hearing to share their views, comments and suggestions regarding the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses throughout Wyoming through September 2013. Management actions include wild horse removals, aerial census and population distribution flights of herd management areas. Motorized vehicles, such as semi-trucks and trailers, and pickup trucks, will also be used to transport wild horses. BLM Wyoming plans to use helicopters to help gather wild horses from public lands in 2012 and 2013.

Comments made during the formal statewide public hearing will be recorded and summaries will be available upon request. Before including your address, phone number, email, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware your entire comment–including your personal identifying information–may be made publicly available at any time. While you may request we withhold your personal information from public view, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.

For more information contact BLM Wyoming State Wild Horse Specialist June Wendlandt at 307-775-6097 or BLM Lander Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer at 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: 08-30-2012