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ePlanning DOI-BLM-WY-R010-2018-0036-EA (Fifteenmile HMAP and Gather)  
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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-WY-R010-2018-0036-EA Status:  Comment and Review Period
Project Name:  Fifteenmile HMAP and Gather Decision Date: 
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date: 
Applicant:  BLM    
Case File Number/:
Project Number 
   
Start Date:  04/02/2018    
End Date:     
 
Project Description:
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Worland Field Office (WFO) proposes to update the Fifteenmile Wild Horse Herd Management Area Plan (HMAP), which was approved in 1985, and gather excess wild horses in the Fifteenmile Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA). The update to the Fifteenmile HMAP will guide future management of the HMA and the wild horses within it for the next several years. Also, the current wild horse population exceeds the appropriate management level (AML) established for the HMA. The current AML range for the Fifteenmile HMA is 70-160 mature horses. To comply with NEPA and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the BLM is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed HMAP update, and the gather of excess wild horses. The EA will serve several purposes. It will provide both the public and governmental agencies with information about the potential environmental consequences of the project and alternatives; identify measures to avoid or minimize environmental harm from the proposed action and alternatives; and provide the responsible official with information upon which to make an informed decision regarding the project and whether to prepare an environmental impact statement or finding of no significant impact. The environmental assessment is available for review and comment. Comments should be received by March 4, 2019. Please refer to the News Release for details on how to submit comments.
Project Location:
Fifteenmile Herd Management Area
 
Project Lead:  Cameron L. Henrichsen    
Phone Number:  (307) 347-5173    
Email Address:     
Office(s):  Worland FO Lead Office:  Worland FO
Counties:  Park
Washakie
   
 
Program(s):  Wild Horses and Burros Subprogram(s):  Herd Management Plan
Cooperating Agencies:     
 

Documents: 
Environmental Assessment
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
News Release 01/31/2019 Fifteenmile EA (News Release, WFO, 013119).pdf (1033 KB) 
Fifteenmile HMA -- EA 01/31/2019 Fifteenmile_EA_FINAL_01282019.pdf (6458 KB) 
Dear Reader Letter 02/01/2019 FifteenmileHMA_DearReader_013119.pdf (45 KB) 
 
Scoping Documents
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Scoping Notice 04/03/2018 Fifteenmile_ScopingNotice_032918.pdf (464 KB) 
Management Evaluation Report 04/03/2018 Fifteenmile_MgmtEval_032918.pdf (955 KB) 
 
Reference Material
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Rangeland Health Assessment 04/03/2018 15MileHMA_S&G_FINAL_16FEB2018_508.pdf (8807 KB) 
 

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