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High Desert District
Release Date: 07/01/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM to Hold Statewide Hearing for Helicopter/Motorized Vehicle Use in Wild Horse Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming invites the public to the annual statewide hearing on the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in wild horse management operations at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16.

The BLM High Desert District will host the meeting at the BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 N., Rock Springs, Wyo.

Interested parties are invited to attend the hearing and share views, comments and suggestions regarding the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses throughout Wyoming. Helicopters are used for wild horse removals and census and population distribution flights over herd management areas. Motorized vehicles, including tractor trailers and pickup trucks, are used to transport wild horses.

Comments made during the formal statewide public hearing will be recorded and summaries will be available upon request. Please be aware that 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, please contact Wild Horse Specialist Jay D’Ewart at 307-352-0331.

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.

High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 07-01-2014