BLM Sets Hearing on Wild Horse Mismanagement

Story by the Idaho Mountain Express

The BLM is inviting the public to submit comments as part of a statewide hearing regarding motor vehicle and helicopter use in wild horse management operations on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 1-2 p.m. at its Challis Field Office.

The public hearing is being held to obtain information, views and suggestions about the BLM’s use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in managing wild horses in Idaho during the coming year (February 2018 to January 2019).

The Challis Field office is at 721 E. Main Ave., Suite 8 in Challis.

 Anyone unable to attend the hearing to submit comments can submit written statements to BLM_ID_WHB_MotorizedHearing@blm.gov. Comments should include address, phone number and e-mail.

2 comments

  1. As I said in my comment – the fact that WE have to explain to this agency why motor vehicles & helicopters shouldn’t be used in roundups certainly is telling – they don’t understand nor do they want to. The only bottom line is expediency & profit!

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  2. Reserve Design should be employed not helicopter roundups that disrupts the mature social structures of the wild horses and burros. It is the latter that greatly help to stabilize herd sizes, aka population numbers. See my Reserve Design proposal

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