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BLM meeting July 28 in Battle Mountain on use of helicopters in wild horse round up

Cross-posted from KOLO Channel 8 News

BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nevada (KOLO)– The Bureau of Land Management holds a hearing July 28 in Battle Mountain to take in input on using motorized vehicles, including helicopters and airplanes, to monitor and round up wild horses and burros.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the BLM office at 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV.

The areas where gathers and population surveys will take place depend on several factors, including money available.

For more information, contact Kyle Hendrix at 775-635-4054 or Shawna Richardson at 775-635-4181.

Those who cannot attend the hearing can mail written comments to the BLM Battle Mountain District Office, Attention: Shawna Richardson, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820. To be considered, they must be received by Aug. 8.

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7 thoughts on “BLM meeting July 28 in Battle Mountain on use of helicopters in wild horse round up”

  1. Stop the brutal treatment of wild horses, the mares ovaries, chasing with helicopters and Judas horses. No more cattle on our land. Taxpayers own the land.

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  2. With all due respect BLM, i m insulted that you people could think up all these causes to wipe out the wild horses and burros..like ruining the land..doesn’t seem the land get ruined till the ranchers put their livestock at such cheap prices on our lands..ot there isnt enough water, but hey lets pallow mining which uses millions of gals of water a day. You all need to b ashamed og youraelves..y r supposed 2 protect out land , and animals but instead you cowardly bow down to the ranches. Shame on all of you. You have no guts

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  3. Either expand the native free roaming migratory ranges that were overlooked in the 1971 range inventory or relocate “excess” herds to vacant ranges. The RMPs must be amended to ensure the future of genetically viable herds. See http://ftp.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F2/799/799.F2d.1423.82-1485.html Case Law Mountain States v. Hodel
    ” In structure and purpose, the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act is nothing more than a land-use regulation enacted by Congress to ensure the survival of a particular species of wildlife. At the outset, it is important to note that wild horses and burros are no less “wild” animals than are the grizzly bears that roam our national parks and forests. ”
    Are Herd areas relevant to the exemption clause” of the 1976 Federal Land Planning & Management Act. Sec. 302(a) which says; in relevant part,
    “where a tract of the BLM lands has been dedicated to specific uses according to other provisions of law, it shall be managed in accordance with such laws.” i.e.such as the intent of the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act. 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act,and the 1973 Endangered species Act.

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