U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT  
ePlanning DOI-BLM-WY-D040-2017-0022-EA (2017 Wild Horse AML Gather for Salt Wells Creek, Adobe Town, and Great Divide Basin Herd Management Areas (HMAs))  
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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-WY-D040-2017-0022-EA Status:  Preparation and Planning
Project Name:  2017 Wild Horse AML Gather for Salt Wells Creek, Adobe Town, and Great Divide Basin Herd Management Areas (HMAs) Decision Date: 
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date: 
Applicant:  N/A    
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Start Date:  03/03/2017    
End Date:     
 
Project Description:
The RSFO proposes to gather and remove wild horses to the low Appropriate Management Level (AML) from the three HMAs: Salt Wells Creek, Adobe Town, and Great Divide Basin to comply with the 2013 Consent Decree Rock Springs Grazing Association v. Salazar [Civil Action No. 11-CV-263-NDF]. These three HMAs were scheduled to be gathered in 2016; however, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the 2014 checkerboard removal activities caused that planned gather to be canceled and redesigned for a Section 3 AML gather. The 2017 wild horse populations in the three HMAs are projected to be over AML: 835 wild horses in the Salt Wells Creek HMA (AML is 251-365); 820 wild horses in the Adobe Town HMA (AML is 610-800); and 650 wild horses in the Great Divide Basin HMA (AML is 415-600). A total removal of 1029 wild horses is needed to achieve the low AML in the three HMAs (584 removed from Salt Wells Creek, 210 removed from Adobe Town, and 235 removed from Great Divide Basin HMA).
Project Location:
Southwest Wyoming - Salt Wells Creek, Adobe Town and Great Divide Basin HMAs.
 
Project Lead:  Jay D'Ewart    
Phone Number:  (307) 352-0331    
Email Address:  jdewart@blm.gov    
Office(s):  Rock Springs FO Lead Office:  Rock Springs FO
Counties:  Sweetwater
Carbon
   
 
Program(s):  Wild Horses and Burros Subprogram(s):  Gathers
Cooperating Agencies:     
 

Documents: 
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
2017 Scoping Statement - Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, Great Divide Basin AML Gather 03/06/2017 2017 Scoping Statement - Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, Great Divide Basin AML Gather.pdf (371 KB) 
Press Release - BLM Issues Scoping on Wild Horse Gather 03/06/2017 Press Release - BLM Issues Scoping on Wild Horse Gather.pdf (164 KB) 
 

Last Updated:  03/06/2017 14:04:15 MST