to Hold Public Hearing on use of Motorized Vehicles
and Aircraft to Manage Wild
Horses and Burros
City, Nev. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a public hearing
to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the monitoring and
management of wild horses or burros on public lands in Nevada. The hearing is
scheduled Tuesday, May 29, from 10-11 a.m., at the BLM Carson City District
5665 Morgan Mill Road
purpose of the hearing is to receive information and public comment on the use
of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft to inventory wild horse or burro
populations and the use of helicopters to gather and remove excess animals. The
hearing will also consider the use of motorized vehicles to transport gathered
wild horses or burros as well as to conduct field monitoring activities.
helicopters or motorized vehicles can be used, a public hearing is required in
order to comply with Section 404 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.
The BLM proposes to use a helicopter, fixed wing aircraft and other motorized
vehicles to estimate population numbers and obtain seasonal distribution
information for wild horse and burro herds throughout
. Also proposed is using a helicopter to assist in gathering excess wild horses
and burros on gathers and complexes throughout the state during the coming year.
The actual number of areas where gathers will be conducted or inventoried will
depend on a number of factors including funding.
more information, contact John Axtell at (775) 885-6000.
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