BLM Seeking Comment on Proposed Wyo. Wild Horse Ecosanctuary

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander, Wyo., Field Office has initiated a 30-day public scoping period prior to analyzing a proposed wild horse ecosanctuary approximately seven miles north of Lander, Wyo.

Located in west central Wyoming at the foot of the Wind River Mountains, the 900 acre Double D Ranch has applied to provide long-term, humane care for up to 250 wild horses gathered primarily from Wyoming public rangelands.

If the proposal is approved, the BLM would sponsor the ecosanctuary at a funding level comparable to what it pays for the care of wild horses on long-term pastures. The ecosanctuary would be publicly accessible and provide ecotourism and educational opportunities which will help defray costs for operating the sanctuary.

To learn more about the proposed ecosanctuary, visit

Public comments are most useful when they are specific, cite additional relevant issues, and/or determine the extent of those issues. To be considered in the environmental analysis, comments must be in writing and received by March 4.

Comments can be emailed to, or mailed or hand delivered to Scott Fluer, Wild Horse Specialist, BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf can call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800/877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, contact Fluer at 307/332-8400.

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