BLM seeks comment on another Long Term Holding Pasture

The BLM is considering a contract for a new Long Term Holding Pasture (which is now called an Off Range Pasture…probably because the BLM knows the horses or burros won’t really be there “long term,” but only until the horses or burros can be secretively hauled away into the slaughter pipeline.)

Tate Farms, LLC is a business owned by Joseph and Jenifer Tate of Milwaukee, WI.  Tate Farms is a cattle company.  Scott Noll, a pilot, is listed as the agent for/member of Tate Farms.  So, who will be tending to the wild horses?  A pilot?   Wealthy individuals who live in a mansion in another state?  Long term holding shouldn’t be about just sticking the horses on a piece of land. The BLM should give a public accounting regarding the experience of the people who will be tending to the wild horses, including their knowledge of, and experience with, horses.   –  Debbie



BLM Seeks Comment on Potential Wild Horse Off-Range Pasture

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah’s Richfield Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing a proposed wild horse off-range pasture (ORP).

The proposed action is for the BLM to fund a contract for a wild horse ORP facility on the Tate Farms property, located on both sides of Highway 132 near Fountain Green, Utah, totaling approximately 3,900 acres. The application is from Scott Noll, who manages the family-owned Tate Farms. The estimated capacity of the Tate Farms property is a maximum of 700 horses.

The EA can be viewed on ePlanning at or by accessing the main ePlanning Register page and using the “Advanced Search” feature to search for NEPA #: DOI-BLM-UT-C020-2016-0001-EA or project name “Fountain Green Off-Range Pasture.”

Written comments will be accepted by letter or e-mail until Feb. 15. Please note that the most useful comments are those that contain new technical or scientific information relevant to the proposed action. Comments should be as specific as possible. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but might be considered in the BLM decision-making process. Please reference “Fountain Green Off-Range Pasture EA” when submitting comments.

Written comments can be submitted via mail or e-mail using the following addresses:

Mail—BLM Utah State Office
Attn: Julie Carson
440 W 200 S, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Before including an address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—could be made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. The BLM will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.

For additional EA-specific information, please contact Julie Carson at 801/539-4245.


  1. Something fishy going on?
    Does anyone know why a local Utah field office is in charge of a long term holding contract and not the Washington D. C. or the Denver main BLM contracting office? Per the article, it is the local field office who is seeking public comments on the EA?

    Does it sound like someone in BLM Utah might be doing a “favor” for a “friend”?
    We know this happened a few years back when the Axtell wild burro holding facility contract was “conveniently” given to a BLM employee who was in charge of the wild horses and burros at Gunnison Prison in Utah.

    Another thing that is concerning is that the field office in charge of the EA is the same field office that is heavily involved with the highly questionable Richfield Tar Sands.


  2. It would be interesting to see if any one particular CHURCH, and it’s many members, are benefitting from the whole welfare ranching scheme and the WHBP. Maybe something to start taking note of.


  3. Really – asking for comments? We all realize they dont read them or acknowledge them – only ask for comments because they have to! Its more of the hand off to good ole boys network! GG its ALWAYS something fishy with this corrupt no-good agency! After the XL pipeline was stopped (for the moment) by actual US citizens protesting – will enough people make waves for this richffield tar sands plan? We all know it can work – but somehow – it doesnt seem to for the horses and the burros.

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  4. If anyone still believes in this government or it’s enities – this has been going on forever and most of us have been blinded, we have been lied to and fed BS for far to long, on far to many issues


    • Gee, does this say anything about the difference in commitment to our natural environment between the US & EU???? They are trying to re-wild horses & we shamefully are trying to eradicate them!!! (Actually the BLM & ranchers are doing that) Strange that there are no pushes to mine, drill & run livestock on all of that empty land, isnt it?


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