Statewide Hearing Scheduled on Helicopter and Motorized Vehicle Use In BLM Wild Horse Management

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management 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:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.

Rock Springs Field Office

280 Highway 191 North

Rock Springs, WY  82901

Interested parties are invited to attend the hearing and share views, comments and suggestions regarding the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses throughout Wyoming.  Helicopters are used for wild horse removals and census and population distribution flights over herd management areas.  Motorized vehicles, including tractor trailers and pickup trucks, are used to transport wild horses.

The hearing will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. and each person that signs in will be given approximately 3 minutes to state their comment.  Comments made during the formal statewide public hearing will be recorded and summaries will be available upon request.  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.  The hearing will close immediately after the last commenter present is finished.

For more information, please contact Wild Horse Specialist Jay D’Ewart at 307-352-0331.

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