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December 17, 2012
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Drought conditions prompt BLM to seek comment on wild horses

Public comment is being sought on a plan to respond to drought conditions in the Bureau of Land Management's Carson City District.

Input is needed by Jan. 16, 2013, to be considered in development of an environmental assessment.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Nevada is currently experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions. The plan will be prepared to allow the BLM to respond to current and future drought conditions. Some of the factors to be examined will be winter/spring precipitation; water availability for livestock, wild horses, and wildlife; residual forage from previous growing seasons; current year's forage plant growth; …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 17, 2012 05:56PM Published Dec 17, 2012 05:49PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.