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Comments on wild horse removal accepted through Sunday

Staff Reports

The comment period for the removal of 2,500 wild horses north of Gerlach in Washoe and Humboldt counties has been extended until Sunday.

The proposal by the Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office is needed to achieve and maintain the established appropriate management level and prevent further range deterioration resulting from the current overpopulation of wild horses within the areas, officials say.

The proposal is to capture and remove excess wild horses from the Calico Mountain Complex: Black Rock Range East, Black Rock Range West, Calico Mountains, Granite Range, and Warm Springs Canyon herd management areas. The gather is expected to begin about Dec. 7 and continue through the end of February 2010.

The document may be reviewed online at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_information/nepa0.html.

Questions and written comments should be directed to: Dave Hays, Field Manager, Black Rock Field Office, BLM Winnemucca District Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445-2921. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to wfoweb@nv.blm.gov. E-mail messages should include “Calico Complex Capture Plan (Fox)” in the subject line.

Comments, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time.

Comments received during the public review period will be analyzed and considered as part of the decision-making process.