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Wild Horse Roundup proposed for Great Divide Basin

*Feature Photo: Wild horses near Muddy Gap in Southeast Fremont County. (Pitchengine Communities) * (Rock Springs, Wyo.) The Bureau of Land Management’s Rock Springs Field Office proposes to remove all wild horses from the checkerboard lands within and outside of the Great Divide Basin, Salt Wells Creek, and Adobe Town Herd Management Areas (HMAs). Wild horses located within the BLM solid block lands of the HMAs will not be gathered. According to 2015 population surveys, there are approximately 232 wild horses on checkerboard lands within the Great Divide Basin HMA, approximately 242 wild horses on checkerboard lands within the Salt Wells Creek HMA and approximately 26 wild horses in the checkerboard lands within the Adobe Town HMA. The wild horse populations on the checkerboard lands exceed the limits set forth in the 2013 Consent Decree, therefore triggering their removal. A copy of the project map and additional details can be found at: http://*www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rsfo/Checkerboard.html * #county10 #news