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BLMS releases decisions for Red Desert wild horse gather

BLMS releases decisions for Red Desert wild horse gather

The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins and Lander field offices have released a decision record for an environmental assessment which analyzes a proposed wild horse gather in the Red Desert Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex. The Red Desert Complex, which includes the Antelope Hills, Crooks Mountain, Green Mountain, Lost Creek and Stewart Creek herd management areas, is located in Sweetwater, Carbon, Fremont and Natrona counties west and south of Wyoming Highway 287. At a future date that has yet to be determined, the BLM will gather wild horses in order to return populations to within appropriate management levels, ensure long-term viability of sage-grouse populations within the complex, and administer the PZP-22 fertility control vaccine to mares returned to the complex. The revised environmental assessment, finding of no significant impact and decision record are available by visiting the BLM website at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rfo/red-desert.html. The decision is subject to administrative review through the appeal process, which is outlined in the decision record. Wild horses that are removed will be available for adoption to qualified applicants. For more information about adopting a Wyoming wild horse, visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html. #county10 #news