BLM to Hold Public Hearing on Use of Motorized Vehicles for Management of Wild Horses and Burros

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Be sure to note that you can mail you opinions about the BLM using helicopters during round ups. ~ HfH

From: KTVN

helicopteruseandblmThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a public hearing on the use of motorized vehicles including aircraft in the monitoring and management of wild horses and burros on public lands in Nevada. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District Office, 5100 East Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, Nev..

The purpose of the hearing is to receive information and public comments on the use of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft to inventory wild horse and 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.

Before motorized vehicles can be used, an annual public hearing is required in order to comply with Section 404 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. The BLM proposes to use helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and other motorized vehicles to conduct population surveys on herd management areas (HMAs) and obtain seasonal distribution information for wild horse and burro herds throughout Nevada. Also proposed is using a helicopter to assist in gathering excess wild horses and burros on HMAs and complexes throughout the state during the coming year. The actual number of areas where gathers or population surveys will be conducted will depend on a number of factors including funding.

For further information concerning the hearing, contact Mandy DeForest at (775) 623-1579 or Kaitlin Godbey at (775) 861-6471. If you cannot attend the hearing, written comments must be mailed to the BLM Winnemucca District Office, Attention: Mandy Deforest, 5100 East Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, Nevada 89445 and be received by June 27, 2014 to be considered.

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
11 Comments
  • Pamela W

    You’re kidding! Comments have to be MAILED? Does the BLM know this is 2014???

    June 5, 2014
    • Zig Pope

      The point is to make it as difficult as possible. That is how obscenely immature these federal employees are.

      June 6, 2014
  • Nancy

    The BLM in Nevada needs to be monitored.It was 92 degrees in Reno today yet no shade structures for the horses. The horses hooves are not trimmed.There is pure neglect of these magnificent animals and yet not one TV station in Reno especially KTVN has responded to my emails. ALL the TV stations promised to follow up on the public workshop held last August in Reno City Hall. Not one TV station did. Maybe you guys here need to do something, because they aren’t listening to Reno residents,

    June 5, 2014
  • mustang man

    LOL, the only more remote place they could have picked would have been Ely or Tonopah for the public comment, Really? they have a facility in Fallon and outside Reno and they pick Winnimucca. if that isn’t a set up to keep people from driving for 3+ hours one way I don’t know what is. All NV horse people should load up or rent a bus and go out there to swamp this meeting. Call their bluff !!!, I’m 18 hours away or you could be sure I would be there.

    June 6, 2014
  • Daryl

    this is another way to not get the information of the public , most want to use the computer it is faster and a lot easier.
    Sure they know this. another way to screw us .

    June 7, 2014
  • oh you can bet your sweet ass I will be there, I don’t care how long of a drive it is… I am coming in from Az.

    June 8, 2014
    • Daryl

      I can’
      t come from Fl. but please get back to us on how or if you can even get to talk, and what is said? My money won’t go that far to let me do any thing but pay bills and feed my 5 horses. In Spirit I will be right beside you. I fight for the horses and burros to be free.

      June 8, 2014
  • Lory Anello

    I deplore the inhumane helicopter round-ups of our most treasured natural treasures which are our horses and burros. Sterilization is more cost effective and humane. The round-ups for slaughter of these magnificent creatures is morally wrong and cruel. I do not like my tax money being utilized for this barbaric act of cruelty! Remember these words by Gandhi, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” How do we measure up to this wisdom?

    June 12, 2014
  • I deplore the inhumane helicopter round-ups of our most treasured natural treasures which are
    I deplore the inhumane helicopter round-ups of our most treasured natural treasures which are our horses and burros. Sterilization is more cost effective and humane. The round-ups for slaughter of these magnificent creatures is morally wrong and cruel. I do not like my tax money being utilized for this barbaric act of cruelty! Remember these words by Gandhi, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
    can be judged by the way its animals are
    treated.” How do we measure up to this wisdom?

    June 14, 2014
  • michelle baus

    You cowards ……. COWBOY UP. …… STOP THIS IF YOU THINK THIS WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED? ????? NOT BY OUR WEAK ASS GOVERNMENT EITHER….. GOD WILL JUDGE YOU A CORDINGLY …… BUT MEAN WHILE WE ARE MAKING A STAND FOR THOSE WHOS LEGS YOUVE DROVE INTO THE GROUND!!??!!???!

    June 20, 2014
  • Donna Bandy

    I think it is just pure laziness on BLMS part to want to use helicopters for the whole part of the round ups. They could use helicopters to just get then out in the open, and then have drovers on horse back drive them in smaller pens in certain area’s.Do what they need to do there and load the ones that they want to adopt out on trailers taking them to the holding pens while letting the others go.

    June 20, 2014