Antelope Hills Roundup in Wyoming, Fall 2011 (photo by Carol Walker)
Be sure to read the BLM’s scoping notice HERE.
Notice that the numbers for all HMAs but one are far less than the 130-150BREEDING AGE ADULTS that Equine Geneticist Dr. Gus Cothran states is needed for a VIABLE HERD. AND, as a special bonus to developers gobbling up the dirt cheap oil & gas leases on these HMAs, not only will the BLM leave horses at the low AML (a non-viable number) they also plan to give fertility control to the mares. BLM continues to manage to extinction.
Excerpt from BLM “News” Release
BLM Seeks Input on Proposed Wild Horse Gather in North Lander Complex
The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is requesting public input prior to analyzing a
proposed wild horse gather in the North Lander Wild Horse Complex.
The North Lander Complex is located in southeast Fremont County and is made up of the Conant Creek, Dishpan Butte, Muskrat Basin and Rock Creek Mountain herd management areas.
Population surveys conducted in August 2016 found approximately 1,026 horses within the
North Lander Complex. The appropriate management level (AML) of the complex, which is the
population that can be supported by the public land in balance with other multiple uses of those lands,
is 320-535 horses.
The proposed operation would include gathering wild horses and conducting fertility control treatments to
bring the population of the complex back to its AML. The anticipated date of the gather has not yet been
Public input is valuable early in the process and will enable the BLM to develop a well-informed
environmental assessment. Comments should be received by January 31, 2017, and may be emailed to
WY_North_Lander_Gather@blm.gov or mailed to Clay Stott, BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 Main
Street, Lander, WY 82520.
Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying
information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be
able to do so.
For more information, including a map of the complex, visit http://bit.ly/2017_North_Lander_Gather, or
contact BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialist Clay Stott at 307-332-8400.