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The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Sierra Front Field Office, in Nevada, is requesting any data, other information, or photographs pertaining to the vegetation condition, utilization levels, riparian condition and wild horse condition within the Flanigan Herd Management Area (HMA).

The HMA is located west of Pyramid Lake in Washoe County, Nevada.

Data must be submitted by April 23.

After the data is received, the BLM will prepare a draft evaluation, which eventually will be used in drafting a herd management area plan for the Flanigan HMA. When completed the draft evaluation will be available for public comment before it is finalized.

The evaluation will describe the HMA’s history, condition of riparian areas based on functional assessments, and vegetative trends based on rangeland health assessments. The evaluation’s purpose is to assess the HMA’s existing conditions and if the objectives of maintaining a thriving natural ecological balance in relationship to the multiple-use mandate of maintaining a healthy range for wildlife, livestock, and wild horses is being achieved.

Send data via e-mail to blm_nv_ccd_whb@blm.gov or by mail or in person to the Carson City District Office at 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV, 89701.

For more information contact Wild Horse Specialist John Axtell at 775/885-6146.