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BLM releases analysis of proposed Wyoming wild horse ecosanctuary 


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From: KTVQ News

wild-horses-wyomingLANDER, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office is beginning a public comment period on an environmental assessment (EA) which analyzes a proposed wild horse ecosanctuary on the Double D Ranch, approximately 7 miles north of Lander.

Located in west central Wyoming at the foot of the Wind River Mountains, the 900 acre Double D ranch has applied to provide long-term, humane care for up to 250 wild horses gathered primarily from Wyoming public rangelands. The wild horses would primarily come from Wyoming public rangelands, however public lands are not included as part of this proposal.

If the proposal is approved, the BLM would sponsor the ecosanctuary at a funding level comparable to what it pays for the care of wild horses on long-term pastures in the Midwest. The ecosanctuary would be publicly accessible and provide ecotourism and educational opportunities which would help defray costs for operating the sanctuary.

To ensure comments and information are fully considered, the BLM must receive your input in writing by July 7, 2014. Public comments are most useful when they are specific, cite additional relevant issues, and/or determine the extent of those issues. After comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA where appropriate, the BLM will issue a final decision.

Comments may also be mailed or hand delivered to Scott Fluer or Rubel Vigil, BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.

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