BLM Proposing Fence, Water Projects for Wild Horses in Colorado

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Piceance East Douglas HMA

Piceance East Douglas HMA

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on two projects the agency believes would benefit wild horses in the Piceance-East Douglas herd management area (HMA) in Rio Blanco County, Colorado.

The BLM plans to reconstruct nearly a mile of four-strand barbed-wire fencing near Duck Creek as part of a larger effort to ensure the 137-mile perimeter of the HMA is adequately fenced to reduce conflicts resulting from wild horses leaving the HMA.

Additionally, the agency said redeveloping Corcoran Spring could help ensure the spring provides a reliable source of water in both wet and dry years as well as help protect the spring source.

The preliminary environmental assessment of these two projects is now available for public review at bit.ly/2eQ7chG or at the White River Field Office, located at 220 East Market Street in Meeker, Colorado.

Comments can be submitted to blm_co_wild_horse_management@blm.gov and will be most helpful if received by Dec. 15, the BLM said.

For more information, contact range technician Melissa Kindall at 970/878-3842.