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ePlanning DOI-BLM-NV-C020-2015-0013-DNA (Pine Nut Wild Horse Gather)  
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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-NV-C020-2015-0013-DNA Status:  Withdrawn
Project Name:  Pine Nut Wild Horse Gather Decision Date:  03/30/2015
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date: 
Applicant:  BLM    
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Project Description:
The Proposed Action is to gather up to approximately 332 wild horses and remove approximately 200 excess wild horses from outside and inside the Pine Nut Herd Management Area (HMA). Approximately 132 wild horses would be released back into the HMA after fertility treatment, after all mares one-year of age and older receive a contraceptive, porcine zona pellucide (PZP). These numbers assume a 100% gather efficacy based on the estimated current population; however, gather efficacy usually does not exceed 80% – 90% of the wild horse population (e.g., due to wild horses that are able to evade capture, that are located in areas where they cannot be readily spotted, etc.), so the exact number of horses removed, treated and released would depend upon conditions at the time of gather.
Project Location:
Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County Nevada T 10 N through T 17 N; R 20 E through R 25 E.
 
Project Lead:  John Axtell    
Phone Number:  (775) 885-6146    
Email Address:  John_Axtell@blm.gov    
Office(s):  Sierra Front FO Lead Office:  Sierra Front FO
Counties:  Carson City
Douglas
Lyon
   
 
Program(s):  Wild Horses and Burros Subprogram(s):  None
Cooperating Agencies:     
 

Documents: 
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Approved Finding of No Significant Impact 10/20/2010 Signed FONSI.PDF (130 KB) 
Final Environmental Assessment 10/20/2010 Final EA.pdf (1462 KB) 
Approved Decision Record 10/20/2010 Signed Decision Record Gather Plan EA.PDF (99 KB) 
Signed DNA.pdf 12/19/2014 Signed DNA.pdf
Signed Decision.pdf 12/19/2014 Signed Decision.pdf
 

Maps: 
PDF Maps 
  Map Name Release Date Number of Maps
Figure 1 - Project Map 12/19/2014 1