The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cedar City, Utah, Office has announced a 30-day public comment period beginning Dec. 21 and ending Jan. 19, 2016, for the Sulphur Wild Horse Gather Plan, which includes a proposed fence along a portion of Utah State Highway 21.

The BLM is currently soliciting public comments to be considered prior to the finalization of the environmental assessment (EA).

The Sulphur herd management area (HMA) is located in western Iron, Beaver, and Millard counties, approximately 50 miles west of Milford, Utah, in the Indian Peak and Mountain Home mountain ranges. The Sulphur HMA contains approximately 265,675 acres.

The EA includes analysis of a proposal to gather and remove excess wild horses and apply fertility control two to four times over a 10-year period. The first of these gathers is planned to begin as early as 2016. It also analysis the construction of a fence along HWY 21 from the middle of North Pine Valley to Mormon Gap for the public health and safety to reduce the number of wild horse and vehicle collisions that occur in that area. The EA also describes the potential environmental impacts from implementing the proposed projects and includes related maps.

The EA, including maps, is available online at https://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro.html or on the ePlanning at https://goo.gl/fo638L.

Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until Jan. 19, 2016. Please note that the most useful comments are those that contain new technical or s