Comment On NW Colorado Wild Horse Removal

The Bureau of Land Management is asking for the public to review an environmental assessment concerning the removal of wild horses from areas outside the Piceance-East Douglas Heard Management Area. According to Lauren Brown of the White River Field Office, the BLM is committed to maintaining a healthy wild horse population in the Piceance Basin, but when horses stray from the herd management area, they need to be removed to reduce conflicts with other resources. The BLM estimates that nearly 210 horses are currently living outside the herd management area which will have to be relocated in the near future. Relocation efforts may include the use of helicopters, bait and or water trapping. Comments on the Environmental assessment should be completed by July 5th. To view the EA and to find out how to comment, click here.

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