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ePlanning DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2018-0004-EA (Eagle HMA Gather)  
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The BLM Nevada Caliente and Utah Cedar City Field Offices have issued the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and have signed the Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact, which has determined the need to gather and remove excess wild horses from within and outside the Eagle Complex. 
 
 
 
 The 743,042-acre Complex is located in Lincoln County, Nev., and Iron County, Utah, and consists of the Eagle, Chokecherry and Mt. Elinore Herd Management Areas (HMAs).  The appropriate management level for the Eagle Complex is 145-265 horses; a population inventory was completed in February 2017 with the estimated population of 2,220 animals, which excludes the 2018 foal crop.

Both Alternative A and Alternative B would gather and remove excess wild horses from within and outside the complex, and return periodically to gather excess wild horses and to administer population control measures.  By implementing the actions outlined in the wild horse gather EA, the BLM will be able to improve vegetation, habitat, and watershed health.  The BLM will also collect information on herd characteristics and determine herd health during the gather.  In addition to the proposed gather and removal of wild horses, some wild horses will be released back into the HMA through implementing population suppression techniques.