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BLM releases decision for area wild horses

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports

The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office has released a finding of no significant impact and decision record for a wild horse gathering in its area.

The gather activity is located in the North Lander Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex east of Riverton in Fremont County. The gather is scheduled to begin in early November.

Based on a July 2012 census flight to inventory the population, the BLM estimated there are about 900 wild horses in the North Lander Complex, which encompasses the Conant Creek, Dishpan Butte, Muskrat Basin and Rock Creek herd management areas.

Its appropriate management level for is 320 to 536 horses.

The BLM will gather wild horses, treat them with fertility control, and release and remove them.

The gather will also slow the growth rate of the population returned to the North Lander Complex to help achieve a thriving natural ecological balance and a multiple use relationship with other resources within the area.

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