Helicopters for Wild Horse Gathers?


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming invites the public to its annual statewide hearing on the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in wild horse management operations.

The hearing will be hosted this year by the High Desert District to be held:

Tuesday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m.

High Desert District Office

280 Highway 191 North

Rock Springs, WY 82901

BLM requests interested parties attend the hearing to share their views, comments and suggestions regarding the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses throughout Wyoming from June 2011 to May 2012. Management actions include wild horse removals, aerial census and population distribution flights of herd management areas. Motorized vehicles, such as semi-trucks and trailers, and pickup trucks, will also be used to transport wild horses. BLM Wyoming plans to use helicopters to help gather wild, free-roaming horses from public lands in 2011 and 2012.

Comments made during the formal statewide public hearing will be recorded and summaries will be available upon request. Before including your address, phone number, email, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware your entire comment–including your personal identifying information–may be made publicly available at any time. While you may request we withhold your personal information from public view, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.

For more information contact Wyoming State Wild Horse Specialist Amy Ruhs, 307-352-0375, or Rock Springs Wild Horse Specialist Jay D’Ewart, 307-352-0331.


The BLM manages more land – over 245 million acres – than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands. 


Source:  WY BLM

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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