Idaho BLM Seeks Comments on Motor Vehicles, Horse Management

The Idaho Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is inviting the public to submit comments as part of an annual statewide hearing regarding motor vehicle and helicopter use in wild horse management operations, scheduled for Feb. 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The hearing will take place at the BLM Boise District Office, located at 3948 South Development Ave. in Boise.

The public hearing is being held to obtain information and your views, comments, and suggestions about the BLM's use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in managing wild horses within the state of Idaho during the period of February 2016 to March 2017. Management of wild horses also includes wild horse removals and population inventory flights of wild horse herd management areas. Motorized vehicles in the form of semi-trucks and trailers and pickup trucks will also be used to transport wild horses during management actions.

Comments submitted to BLM must include your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information. Please be aware your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—could be made publicly available at any time. While you can request we withhold your personal information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

For further information concerning wild horse management, or to make oral or written statements to present at the hearing, contact the wild horse and burro specialist for the Challis Field Office at 208/879-6200 or the acting wild horse and burro specialist for the Boise District at 208/384-3300.

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