CEDAR CITY — The Bureau of Land Management Utah Cedar City Field Office signed the Decision Record Monday approving the proposed Bible Spring Complex Gather, Removal and Fertility Treatment Plan. Monday’s decision authorizes the gather and removal of excess wild horses and the application of fertility control in Southern Utah’s Bible Spring Complex two to four times over a 10-year period.
The gather plan outlines future management of wild horses in the Bible Spring Complex, beginning with gather and removal of approximately 140 animals from the Blawn Wash Herd Management Area in July. The Blawn Wash gather is the first step in reducing herd numbers in the Bible Spring Complex to a sustainable level. The gather plan will also guide the BLM in monitoring herd health and wild horse populations in the Bible Spring Complex using various data collection techniques.
The four Herd Management Areas that make up the Bible Spring Complex — Bible Spring, Blawn Wash, Tilly Creek and Four Mile — are located in western Iron and Beaver counties, approximately 30 miles west of Minersville in the Wah Wah and Indian Peak mountain ranges. The Bible Spring Complex is comprised of approximately 222,929 acres of public, private and state lands.
The environmental assessment and decision documents are posted here.
- BLM Utah | Website
- For gather-specific information contact Chad Hunter | Telephone | 435-865-3088
- Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf call the Federal Information Relay Service | 1-800-877-8339
BLM mission statement
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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