BLM plans horse gather near Lander

Dec 30, 2016 From wire reports

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is requesting public input prior to analyzing a proposed wild horse gather in the North Lander Wild Horse Complex.

The North Lander Complex is located in southeast Fremont County and is made up of the Conant Creek, Dishpan Butte, Muskrat Basin and Rock Creek Mountain herd management areas. Population surveys conducted in August 2016 found approximately 1,026 horses within the North Lander Complex.

The appropriate management level of the complex, which is the population that can be supported by the public land in balance with other multiple uses of those lands, is 320-535 horses.

The proposed operation would include gathering wild horses and conducting fertility control treatments to bring the population of the complex back to its AML.

The anticipated date of the gather has not yet been determined.

In a press release, the BLM said that public input is valuable early in the process and will enable the federal agency to develop a well-informed environmental assessment. Comments should be received by Jan. 31 and may be emailed to WY_North_Lander_Gather@blm.govor mailed to Clay Stott, BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.

Comment - including personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time.

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