BLM Seeks Comment on Spring Creek Herd Management Area

The BLM is seeking input on an environmental assessment evaluating bait trapping wild horses in the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area, southeast of Norwood, Colorado.
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Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area wild horse gather
The Spring Creek Basin HMA covers more than 21,000 acres, and the BLM manages the area for an appropriate management level of between 35 and 65 wild horses. | Photo: iStock

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado’s Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public input on an environmental assessment evaluating bait trapping wild horses in the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area (HMA), southeast of Norwood.

“We work closely with our local partners to ensure a healthy wild horse population roams on healthy rangelands in the Spring Creek HMA,” said Connie Clementson, BLM Tres Rios Field Manager. “While we have been successful at maintaining birth rates, periodic gathers could be necessary in order to keep the range healthy.”

The Spring Creek Basin HMA covers more than 21,000 acres, and the BLM manages the area for an appropriate management level of between 35 and 65 wild horses. Currently, the population estimate in the HMA is about 60 wild horses

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