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BLM seeks public comment on proposed Moriah Herd Area wild horse gather


blm_logo-300x261-1613233-2641514ELY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Schell Field Office is seeking public comment on the Moriah Herd Area Wild Horse Gather Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA), which addresses the need to remove approximately 72 excess wild horses from in and around the Moriah Herd Area (HA), approximately 48 miles northeast of Ely, beginning in August 2010.  The BLM will accept comments until June 18, 2010.

The BLM Ely District is implementing the Ely Resource Management Plan that was signed in August 2008.  Through the planning process, a decision was made to remove wild horses and drop Herd Management Area (HMA) status on those areas that do not provide sufficient habitat resources to sustain healthy (wild horse) populations, i.e., forage, water, space, cover and reproductive viability.   As a result, 12 HMAs reverted to HA status, including the Moriah HMA.

Please address written comments to the BLM Ely District Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 89301 attn: Mary D’Aversa, Schell Field Manager.  Comments may be submitted electronically to [email protected].

For more information, contact Ben Noyes, BLM Ely District wild horse and burro specialist, at (775) 289-1800.

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