wild horse management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho is conducting its annual public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the wild horse monitoring and management on public lands on April 18, from 3-5 p.m., local time, at the Marsing American Legion Community Hall, located at 126 S. Second Ave. in Marsing, Idaho.

A public hearing is required before helicopters or motorized vehicles can be used in wild horse management to comply with Section 404 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. The BLM Idaho typically varies the location of its hearings each year.

The BLM plans to use helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, and other motorized vehicles to estimate population numbers for wild horse herds in Idaho. The hearing will also consider the use of motorized vehicles to transport gathered wild horses and conduct field monitoring activities.

Comments submitted to BLM must include your address, phone number, e-mail, or other personal identifying information. Please be aware your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—could be made publicly available at any time. While you can request the BLM withhold personal information from public view, the agency cannot guarantee it will be able to do so.

For more information on making oral or written statements to present at the hearing, contact the wild horse and burro specialist for the Boise District at 208/384-3300, the wild horse and burro specialist for the Challis Field Office at 208/879-6200, or the wild horse and burro specialist for the Jarbidge Field Office at 208/736-2060.