BLM Seeking Comments on Twin Peaks HMA Wild Horse, Burro Management
The Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) Wild Horse and Burro Gather Plan is available on the BLM planning website at bit.ly/2YVsUnL. To obtain copies of the plan in other formats, contact Amanda Gearhart, the BLM Northern California District wild horse and burro program specialist, at 530/257-0456.
“Our goal is to establish and maintain healthy wild horses on healthy lands in balance with other authorized range users,” said Brian Novosak, manager of the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, in Susanville. “The wild horse and burro population in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area has grown well beyond the population range established in our land use plan. This plan examines the environmental impacts of several approaches that would reduce the size of the wild herds over a 10-year period. We also analyze in this plan the impacts of taking no action.”
Novosak said public comments on the preliminary document will be useful to the BLM multidisciplinary staff developing the final plan that would be issued along with a decision to implement the population management actions. He said comments should be specific to be most helpful to the
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