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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-ORWA-B050-2019-0009-DNA Status:  Decision and Appeal
Project Name:  Warm Springs HMA Removals to AML Decision Date:  04/12/2019
Applicant:  Bureau of Land Managment    
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Start Date:  01/30/2019    
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Project Description:
April 12, 2019 DNA and Decision posted. **Comments on this DNA are being accepted via USPS to the Burns District Office (28910 Hwy 20 W, Hines, Oregon, 97738), or on this website. Comments must be postmarked by March 17, 2019. The number of animals gathered combined with the estimated 30 horses and 30 burros remaining on the range indicates that there are approximately 779 excess horses (plus 2 mules) and 56 excess burros above the low end of the respective AMLs. If this decision record is approved, the estimated number of horses and burros remaining on the range is derived from the pre-gather population estimates coupled with the pilot’s counts during the final days of the gather (Appendix C: Gather Summary). A spring 2019 survey of the HMA is scheduled to confirm the approximate number of horses remaining on the range. Under the proposed action in this DNA, these excess animals would be permanently removed from the HMA and prepared for the adoption, sale, or transfer programs as described in the 2018 EA (p. 63), absent a different decision record being approved. The BLM would also return approximately 66 wild horses (depending on the results of the spring 2019 survey) to the HMA to achieve the low AML (96 horses) in calendar year 2019. As described in the proposed action of the 2018 EA, the sex ratio of wild horses on the range would be 50/50, with stallions and mares returned to the range at the same time, to the extent possible.
Project Location:
Warm Springs Herd Management Area, 25 air miles southwest of Burns, Oregon
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Phone Number:  541-573-4555    
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Office(s):  Three Rivers FO Lead Office:  Three Rivers FO
Counties:  Harney    
Program(s):  Wild Horses and Burros Subprogram(s):  Gathers
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Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
WSHMA_DNA_02142019 02/15/2019 WSHMA_DNA_02142019.pdf (357 KB)   
AppendixD_2018_DecisionRecord_ab 02/15/2019 AppendixD_2018_DecisionRecord_ab.pdf (27114 KB)   
AppendixA_2018_EA (1)_ab 02/15/2019 AppendixA_2018_EA (1)_ab.pdf (23953 KB)   
AppendixB_Oct2018_WSHMA_FinalGatherReport_ab 02/15/2019 AppendixB_Oct2018_WSHMA_FinalGatherReport_ab.pdf (100 KB)   
AppendixE_USGS_UnpublishedData_WS_Survey_ab 02/15/2019 AppendixE_USGS_UnpublishedData_WS_Survey_ab.pdf (403 KB)   
AppendixC_2018_WSHMA_GatherSummaryReport_ab 02/15/2019 AppendixC_2018_WSHMA_GatherSummaryReport_ab.pdf (67 KB)   
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Warm Springs DNA_04122019 04/12/2019 DNA_04112019_signed.pdf (6164 KB)   
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Warm Springs Decision 04/12/2019 Decision Record_04112019_signed.pdf (11657 KB)   

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