New Desatoya Gather Plan Available for Review

BLM announced today the beginning of a 30-day comment period on a draft EA for wild horse management actions over the next ten years.

The Proposed Action (Alternative 1) features roundups, contraceptives, IUDs and sex ratio skewing.

The HMA covers 161,678 acres in central Nevada and has an AML of 180, for a stocking rate of 1.1 horses per thousand acres.  The map in Figure 1-1 shows the gather area, denoted by a red boundary.  The HMA has been shaded yellow.

Desatoya Gather Plan Map

The HMA intersects four grazing allotments.  The horses allowed by plan receive 2,160 AUMs per year, compared to 9,608 AUMs per year for livestock, according to data in Table 3-2 of the EA.

Comments will be accepted through January 9.

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