Public comment for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s Sulphur Wild Horse Gather Plan ends on January 19, 2016. The BLM is soliciting public comments for consideration prior to finalizing the environmental assessment (EA).
The Sulphur herd management area (HMA) is approximately 265,675 acres and 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 EA includes analysis of a proposal to round up, capture and permanently remove wild horses over AML (Appropriated Management Level) which are considered ‘excess’. The plan includes a fertility control program applied two to four times over a 10-year period and the construction of a fence along HWY 21 to reduce the number of wild horse and vehicle collisions that occur in that area.
The EA, including maps, is available online at http://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 scientific information relevant to the proposed action.
Comments should be as specific as possible. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but could be considered in the BLM decision-making process. Please reference “Sulphur Wild Horse Gather Plan” when submitting comments.
Comments can be mailed or emailed:
- Mail: Bureau of Land Management Cedar City Field Office
- Attn: Chad Hunter
- 176 E DL Sargent Drive
- Cedar City, UT 84721
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—could be made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. The BLM will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.
For additional EA-specific information, please contact Chad Hunter, wild horse/rangeland management specialist at 435/865-3000. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf can call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800/877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.