BLM plan for Spring Creek Basin herd opens to public comment

The Bureau of Land Management is considering bait trapping to manage the Spring Creek Basin wild horse herd between Dove Creek and Norwood.

BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment on the proposal, with the potential for helicopter-assisted gathering, to keep the herd to between 35 and 65 horses.

About 60 wild horses roam the 22,000-acre Herd Management Area in Disappointment Valley. The BLM and volunteer horse groups manage the bays, sorrels, grays and pintos under the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971.

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Review the environmental assessment and submit comments at https://go.usa.gov/xUmSR. To be considered, comments must be received by Aug. 27. Comments may also be mailed to the BLM Tres Rios Field Office, Attn: Mike Jensen, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323.

AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
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