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BLM Press Release: BLM to Begin Triple B, Maverick-Medicine, and Antelope Valley Herd Management Areas Wild Horse Gather

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on June 28, 2011

BLM to Begin Triple B, Maverick-Medicine, and Antelope Valley Herd Management Areas Wild Horse Gather
Public encouraged to attend, especially on Saturdays
Ely, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko District, Wells Field Office; and BLM Ely District, Egan Field Office will initiate the Triple B, Maverick-Medicine, and Antelope Valley Herd Management Areas (HMAs) Wild Horse Gather on or about Thursday, July 7, 2011, to gather and remove approximately 1,726 excess wild horses from in and around the HMAs, and the Cherry Springs Wild Horse Territory (WHT), located about 30 miles northwest of Ely and 70 miles southeast of Elko, Nev.
Any horses gathered above targeted removal numbers will be released back to the HMAs and WHT so that the remaining population is within appropriate management level (AML).  The AML for the Triple B HMA is 250-518 wild horses; the AML for the Maverick-Medicine HMA is 166-276 wild horses; the AML for the Antelope Valley HMA west of U.S. Highway 93 is 16-27 wild horses; and the AML for the Cherry Springs WHT is 40-68 wild horses.
Any gathered mares released back to the range will be vaccinated with the PZP-22 (Porcine Zona Pellucida) fertility control vaccine. Additionally, sex ratios of gathered animals to be returned to the HMAs may be adjusted to achieve an approximately 60 percent male/40 percent female ratio. The gather, removal and fertility control are intended to slow wild horse population growth, maintain population size within the appropriate management levels necessary to achieve a thriving natural ecological balance on the public lands and to extend the time before another gather to remove excess wild horses would be needed.
There will be no closure of the public lands and therefore, public lands within the HMAs and WHT will be open to the public during the gather operations, subject to necessary safety restrictions.  The public is welcome to attend the gather, and is encouraged to attend on Saturdays, when the media and public will have additional interpretive opportunities and can interact with staff.  The BLM has tentatively scheduled the dates of July 9, 16, 23 and 30; and Aug. 6, 13 and 20.  The dates are subject to change depending upon weather and gather operations, and the public is encouraged to check the gather hotline nightly (775-289-1880) for changes in the schedule.  For more information or to sign up, call Tiffany Trodahl, BLM Egan Field Office resource assistant, at (775) 289-1892.  The BLM will also regularly post gather information on its Website at:
The gather will be conducted in close coordination with the Nevada Department of Agriculture’s (NDOA) Brands Division.  The NDOA brand inspectors will verify that all gathered animals are wild horses and burros as defined by the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971.  Once verified, the brand inspector will provide the BLM a certificate to transport the animals. Without this cooperation and coordination, the BLM would not be able to remove the excess wild horses and burros which, if not removed in a timely manner, would result in degradation of our native rangelands.  The NDOA also may take jurisdiction of any estray, branded or abandoned domestic horse(s) under the State of Nevada estray laws.
The gathered animals will be transported to either the National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley (PVC), in Reno, Nev.;Gunnison Correctional Facility in Gunnison, Utah; or the Delta Wild Horse Corrals in Delta City, Utah, where they will be prepared for the BLM adoption program or for long-term holding. Wild horses for which there is no adoption demand will be placed in long-term pastures where they will be humanely cared for and retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.  The BLM does not sell or send any horses to slaughter. For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District public affairs specialist, at (775) 289-1842 or Chris Hanefeld, 775-289-1842 Ely District Office public affairs


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Grazing Info for the Ely District of Nevada, August 27, 2010

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on August 27, 2010

The following information is just about anything and everything I could find today on the Ely District’s Grazing on public lands. The information, links and documents below range from Allotment Master Reports and Operator information to the Range Improvements of 2008. Ely FO has been a sore spot of sorts for me for quite some time as it seems they are bound and determined to rid the public lands of their jurisdiction of all wild horses and burros. Historically, they have done just that. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the land planning documents of the Ely FO… Interesting reads… Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan 

Wild Horse Gathers 2010

FYI: Ely District Field Office’s Contact Info:

Bureau of Land Management Ely Field Office
702 North Industrial Way, HC 33 Box 33500
Ely, Nevada 89301

Term Permit Renewal Environmental Assessments 

Grazing Permit Renewal Summaries for 2010

Posted in BLM, Chokecherry, Daily Posts, Eagle, Eagle Gather Feb 2010, Ely FO, Moriah HMA, Mt. Elinore, Paymaster / Montezuma HMA Gather, Silver King HMA Gather | 2 Comments »

Reminder of WH&B Comments Due & Upcoming Gathers…

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on August 27, 2010

Today, August 27, 2010:

September 2010:

Posted in BLM, Chokecherry, Confusion HMA, Conger HMA, Daily Posts, Moriah HMA, Mt. Elinore, Paymaster / Montezuma HMA Gather, Piceance East Douglas, Reveille HMA, Silver King HMA Gather, Tonopah Field Office, Winter Ridge HA | Leave a Comment »

Comments Due: Eagle, Chokecherry, and Mt. Elinore HMAs Wild Horse Gather

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on August 5, 2010

Quick Message from the TMP Team:
Everyone, please remember that this site is not now, nor has it ever been run, operated, or affiliated with the BLM, WH&B Program, or the FWS. Any and all comments that are directed at these agencies need to be sent to those agencies directly as they will not receive them from TMP. TMP is a place for open views and open discussions, as well as a place for information distribution. You are welcome to post any comments directed at any of these agencies here as a “vent” or rant because let’s face it, we all need to do that sometimes. Just please remember that you also need to send them directly to those agencies as we cannot do so for you.
Thank you,
The TMP Team

News Release: BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Eagle, Chokecherry, and Mt. Elinore HMA Wild Horse Gather (comments due Sept 4)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Color Country (Utah) District, Cedar City Field Office; and BLM Ely (Nevada) District, Schell Field Office are seeking public comment on the Eagle, Chokecherry, and Mt. Elinore Herd Management Areas Preliminary Environmental Assessment, which addresses the need to remove approximately 748 excess wild horses from in and around these three HMAs, to bring the number of wild horses to appropriate management levels.  The HMAs are adjacent to the Nevada-Utah state line, approximately 50 miles southeast of Ely. 

The proposed gather is scheduled to begin in January 2011. 

The BLM will accept comments on the preliminary EA through Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010.

There are currently more than 714 wild horses in the Eagle HMA where the appropriate management level (AML) is 100-210 wild horses; 85 wild horses in the Chokecherry HMA where the AML is 30 wild horses; and 79 wild horses in the Mt. Elinore HMA where the AML is 15-25 wild horses. 

The proposed gather is needed to remove excess wild horses to help prevent further deterioration of the range, achieve and maintain a thriving natural ecological balance and achieve and maintain healthy, viable wild horse populations.  If more than 748 wild horses are gathered, selective removal criteria would be used to return horses to the range.  Of the horses remaining on the range, BLM would conduct fertility control measures on mares and/or adjust the sex ratios of the gathered animals to be returned to the HMA to 60 percent male/40 percent female ratios.

Written comments may be submitted to the BLM Ely District Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 89301, attn: Mary D’Aversa, Schell Field Manager, or by e-mail to

Decision Documents

Preliminary Environmental Assessment

News Release

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