The Idaho Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducts its annual public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the monitoring and management of wild horses on public land on April 18 at 3:00 pm local time on Marsing American Legion Community House, Located at 126 S. Second Ave. in Marsing, Idaho.
A public hearing is required before helicopters or motorized vehicles can be used in wild horse management to comply with the provisions of Section 404 of the Federal Act on Landscape Management. BLM Idaho usually varies the location of its hearings each year.
The BLM plans to use helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and other motorized vehicles to estimate the population of wild-herds in Idaho. The hearing will also consider the use of motorized vehicles to transport the collected wild horses and to carry out field surveillance.
Comments sent to BLM must include your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other personal information. Please note that your entire commentary – including your personal identification information – may be publicly available at any time. Although you may require BLM not to collect personal information from the public. However, the agency can not guarantee that this is possible.
For further information on the verbal or written statement in the hearing, please contact the Boise District Wild Horse and Bureau Specialists at 208 / 384-3300, the Wild Horse and Burro specialists for the Challis Field Office at 208 / 879- 6200 or the Wild Horse and Burro Specialist for the Jarbidge Field Office at 208 / 736-2060.