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BLM Seeks Comments on Herd Management

Public comments needed on herd management in Little Bookcliffs Area

MESA COUNTY, Colo. - The Bureau of Land Management wants to know your opinion on a controversial Western Slope issue - the management of wild horses.

They are specifically looking at the Little Bookcliffs Herd Management Area northeast of Grand Junction. They want comments on an environmental assessment, which will evaluate bait trapping wild horses.

The Little Bookcliffs Area is over 36,000 acres and the BLM manages the area for what they deem an appropriate amount of horses, which they said is between 90 and 150. The current population is over 175 wild horses.

The assessment will also consider using a helicopter to help gather the horses, and applying fertility treatments to manage birth rates on the horses captured.

For your comments to be considered they must be received by July 5. They can be mailed to the BLM Grand Junction Field Office at 2815 H road. They can also be emailed to blm_co_gjfo_wild_horses@blm.gov.

The environmental assessment can be found at this link.


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